Curls are back in fashion and are preferred for the beautiful and sexy look. Many of them, who have straight hairs wish for lovely curls. Curling irons are preferred over flat irons in order to style beautiful curly hair that look natural. Curls bring bounce to the hair and make a hairstyle look glamorous. A curling iron is thus an indispensable tool.
Depending on the length and type of your hair, you can choose a suitable curling iron with a proper barrel size. The size of the barrel determines the look of the curls. If you want a bigger and looser curl then choose a bigger barrel. Short hair needs a relatively smaller curling iron. If your hair is delicate and breaks easily then it is better to use ceramic curling irons. It goes without saying that you should go in for a proper size while buying the curling iron. Luckily hair of different length can be successfully curled. Short to medium hair can be styled to curls of one inch. Very short hair can be beautifully curled with the help of a ceramic curling iron like the Wigo Digital. Curling irons can also be effective to create curls of different size in one strand of hair. Curls can be created in a number of ways. A diffuser can be used to create loose, bouncy curls. Curling irons can be used regularly without damaging the hair so long the hair is conditioned with thermal conditioners. In fact it is better to use a leave in conditioner to protect the hair from any kind of damage. Curling irons with various types of coatings are available in the market. Chrome-plated irons are quite popular as they suit all types of hair. Low heat should be used for fine, thin hair whereas slightly higher heat can be used for coarse to medium hair. Professional hairdressers use gold-plated barrels as it is a better conductor of heat. The latest contraption is the ceramic coated plates which offer value for money. They are more effective in providing uniform heat and are suitable for all types of hair.
While choosing a curling iron take care of the quality of the cord also. A curling iron having a swivel cord connection is recommended so that it withstands the pressure while moving the iron in any direction. Before using the curling iron the hair should be thoroughly dry or else the excess moisture and the heat form the iron can combine to cause burns. Anyway hot curling irons should not be used on the scalp or roots. To begin with set the temperature at a lower level and then progress to higher settings if required. Curling irons are also available for controlling and smoothng frizzy and natural curly hair. It is advisable to curl such hair using a barrel. Gold N Hot curling irons are recommended as they have a rheostat control to manage temperatures varying from 150 to 320 degrees. Make sure that the features you are looking for are available in the curling iron before purchasing it.