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Right Curling Iron for Your Hair

Learn to Choose the Right Curling Iron That Best Suits Your Hair

For different hair textures, length, and styling requirement, there is a dedicated curling iron. Read on to find out which iron best suits your hair.
HairGlamourista Staff
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018
Woman With Beautiful Curly Hair
Naturally curly hair is a curse, and don't ever let anyone tell you different.
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Have you ever been in a situation where you went shopping for something and got even more confused than before? It's natural with us girls when its about purchasing a beauty appliance or product.
There are literally hundreds of brands that it's simply impossible to make a decision on the spot. But you don't have to worry about that. If you love curly hairstyles and want to change your look, then perhaps this information is of help. Discussed here are various iron sizes that you can purchase.
Choosing the Right Iron
Woman At Salon With Curling Iron
Even though learning to use a curling iron can be simple, finding the correct size for your hair length and the kind of hairstyle you're looking for can be a bit puzzling. Tap to have a glance at different iron sizes.
2 Inch Barrel
  • Used on long hair
  • Can get large, bouncy curls
  • Works great for loose waves
  • Hairstyles: voluminous lift
Two Inches Curling Iron Barrel
1½ Inch Barrel
  • Used for long hair
  • Can get big, loose curls
  • Works great for large waves
  • Hairstyles: big, large curls
One and Half Inches Curling Iron Barrel
1¼ Inch Barrel
  • Used on medium & long hair
  • Can get big, loose curls
  • Works great for large waves
  • Hairstyles: voluminous long wavy hair
One and One-fourth Inches Curling Iron Barrel
1Inch Barrel
  • Used on different hair lengths
  • Can get soft, loose curls
  • Use a light setting spray to set your curls
  • Hairstyles: no frizz, soft waves
One Inch Curling Iron Barrel
¾ Inch Barrel
  • Used on different hair lengths
  • Can get medium wavy, no-frizz curls
  • Works great for smooth, bouncing curls
  • Hairstyles: messy chignon
Three Fourth Inch Curling Iron Barrel
5/8 Inch Barrel
  • Used on short & medium, fine hair
  • Can get smooth, no-frizz curls
  • Works great on short bangs
  • Hairstyles: flips & medium wavy hair
Five Eighth Inch Curling Iron Barrel
⅜ Inch Barrel
  • Used on short, thin hair
  • Can get smooth, no-frizz curl
  • Works great on short bangs
  • Hairstyles: corkscrews, wisps & tendrils
Three Eighth Inch Curling Iron Barrel
These were all the iron sizes for short, long, curly and straight hairstyle; and everything in the middle. For the numerous brands in market, just read the reviews for help. Just choosing from various sizes is not enough.
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