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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 the Buzzle article to find out which iron best suits your hair.
Naturally curly hair is a curse, and don't ever let anyone tell you different.
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Have you ever been in such a situation where you went shopping for something and got even more confused than before? It's natural with us girls when we have to purchase 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 article can be of some help. We will be talking about various iron sizes that you can purchase.

Choosing the Right 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. So why don't we take the confusion out for you and get you familiarized with the different iron sizes.

2" Barrel
Two Inches Curling Iron Barrel
  • Used on long hair
  • Can get large, bouncy curls
  • Works great for loose waves
  • Hairstyles: voluminous lift
1½" Barrel
One and Half Inches Curling Iron Barrel
  • Used for long hair
  • Can get big, loose curls
  • Works great for large waves
  • Hairstyles: big, large curls
1¼" Barrel
One and One-fourth Inches Curling Iron Barrel
  • Used on medium & long hair
  • Can get big, loose curls
  • Works great for large waves
  • Hairstyles: voluminous long wavy hair
1" Barrel
One Inch Curling Iron 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
¾" Barrel
Three Fourth Inch Curling Iron Barrel
  • Used on different hair lengths
  • Can get medium wavy, no-frizz curls
  • Works great for smooth, bouncing curls
  • Hairstyles: messy chignon
5/8" Barrel
Five Eighth Inch Curling Iron Barrel
  • Used on short & medium, fine hair
  • Can get smooth, no-frizz curls
  • Works great on short bangs
  • Hairstyles: flips & medium wavy hair
⅜" Barrel
Three Eighth Inch Curling Iron Barrel
  • Used on short, thin hair
  • Can get smooth, no-frizz curls
  • Works great on short bangs
  • Hairstyles: corkscrews, wisps & tendrils
These were all the iron sizes for short, long, curly, and straight hairstyle; and everything in the middle. As for the numerous brands there are available, well, I'll just give you advice to read the reviews for help. Just by choosing from different sizes is not enough. Curly hair care is essential if you want to keep the locks looking beautiful, healthy, and fabulous.
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