Curl your hair like a pro with these curling iron tips
Curly hair is the best hair. Everyone loves some fund curls and if your hair is naturally straight you still have a chance with curling irons. While everyone curls their hair from time to time, not all of us know how to do it right. Therefore, we have come up with a list of tips that should make styling your hair easier than it has ever been.
How to hold the curling iron?
The curling iron is not a complicated tool but you must know how to use it. Begin with the clip facing away from the face so that you can create a curl that looks more natural. Then you can either hold the iron horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Each option will create a tighter curl. For example, holding it horizontally will create tighter curls, while holding it vertically with create larger ones. Keep it diagonally if you want something that is in between.
Find the size that works for you
Curling irons have different sizes, from 3/8 inch to 2 inches and it is important to find one that creates the curls that you want. Loose waves can be created with larger curling irons, while the ones that are tighter can be created using smaller ones. If you are not sure what you want, you can always get a 1 inch curling iron since that works for both.
You should also think about the length of your hair. If you have shorter hair you will also need to choose a smaller barrel size since your hair might not be long enough to curl around the larger models.
Choose the right curling iron
You want to pick the best curling iron for your hair and that can be a bit tricky. Curling irons can be made out of three materials. Titanium is one of them. The curling irons that use this can distribute heat evenly and the surface is very smooth so the hair won’t stick on the iron.
Ceramic irons are another type. They also distribute heat along the barrel but they also emit negative ions that manage to smooth and moisturize the hair shaft. Thanks to these ions your hair will look shiny at the end and it will curl smoothly.
Tourmaline iron is the last type. Tourmaline curling irons emit six times more negative ions than the titanium or the ceramic irons. They are therefore considered as the best options since your hair cuticle will be sealed by those negative ions and your hair will have a lot of shine.
Choose the correct temperature for your hair
The temperature of the curling iron is also important and you should change it according to your hair. If your hair is coarse or thick you should set it somewhere between 200 degrees and 300 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if your hair is tin you should set your iron below 200 degrees Fahrenheit since you do not want to burn it.