Whether you're envisioning tight spiral curls, springy ringlets or soft beachy waves, a curling iron can help you create the hairstyles of your dreams. CVS makes it simple to purchase a new curling iron with a huge assortment of models from top manufacturers. You can browse the selection online, make a purchase and have your new curling iron shipped to your home.
How To Use A Curling Iron
The size of the curling iron barrel affects the shape and tightness of your curls, so it is a great place to begin when comparing products. For tight spiral curls on short to medium length hair, look for barrel sizes under 1 inch in diameter. If you have medium to long hair, a 1-inch barrel will give you tight, long-lasting curls. People with short hair can create looser curls with a 1-inch curling iron. To curl the ends of a bob haircut under or give medium to long hair loose, bouncy curls, opt for a curling iron with a barrel size over 1 inch. A double- or triple-barrel curling iron is the best pick for a wavy look.
Types Of Curling Irons
After you have narrowed down the options to focus on curling irons that are the right barrel size for your desired curls and hair length, you can compare the barrel materials. Steel and aluminum barrels are the most economical and can be a good choice for a curling iron that you will use only occasionally. For regular use, consider a material that has ionic properties. This means that the material emits negatively charged particles that fight frizz and smooth the outer coverings of the hair strands.
Types of Ionic Curling Irons
Ceramic curling irons are usually the most reasonably priced ionic options. These curling irons heat up evenly, reducing the risk of damage due to hot spots. Tourmaline curling irons produce more ions than ceramic irons for more noticeable benefits. Titanium curling irons offer ionic benefits and are incredibly durable, making them preferred by many professional stylists.
Ionic Curling Irons
Another thing to consider when shopping for a curling iron is whether you prefer a curling wand or iron. Curling irons with spring-loaded clips anchor hair sections in place for easy twisting. Curling wands do not have clips. You may need some practice to master the correct way to curl your hair with a curling wand; however, these appliances eliminate creases from curls and are gentler to hair.