Find the best hair curler for you

Which curling iron will give you those curls you’ve always dreamed of? Whether you’re after hair curlers for long or short hair, a curling wand or tong, rollers or something new, we’ve got you covered. 

What’s the difference between a tong, a wand & rollers?

For perfect curls, you need the perfect tool. Curling tongs are ideal for achieving bigger, voluminous curls and are ideal for fine hair longing for an added oomph. Those with shorter hair will suit a wand as it can be much thinner than a tong – meaning you’re able to create amazing tight curls. Many wands can also increase in size further down the barrel, allowing you to achieve beachy locks too. Hair rollers, which are usually associated with the glam of runway shows, help you achieve loose, bouncy curls.

We’ve put together a guide to give you some more information on the leading products out there, from how they work to what type of curls they’ll give you. So read on for more.

This is what curls are made of

BaByliss Smooth & Wave Secret 

The BaByliss Smooth & Wave Secret looks nothing like the curlers, or indeed straighteners that we’re used to seeing. Don’t be put off by its appearance though! Following in the footsteps of the Curl Secret, this product has been brought to the market with a view of making curling hair as easy as straightening.

How does it work?

Now listen up, because this is the important part, your hair must be dry and combed through thoroughly before starting. A small piece of your hair will be automatically drawn gently into the ceramic curl chamber, where it will be heated to form a curl. You’ll then need to release the styler after the required beeps to reveal your curl.

What type of curl will I achieve?

To create long-lasting, beautiful loose waves you’ll need to select Wave Mode and then hold your hair for the required beeps. There are three heat settings for all hair types. What makes this curl so unique is that you can also adjust the settings to create frizz-free straight hair, by simply selecting Straight Mode – a 2-in-1!

What else should I know?

This device is not designed for use on very long hair, or on either synthetic/real hair extensions.

Don’t forget, practice makes perfect!

Curl power

Remington Curl Revolution

If you’re after a product that will give you beautiful results, then read on. The Remington Curl Revolution has its plates infused with Moroccan Argan Oil. Moroccan Argan Oil is naturally high in fatty acids and vitamin E.

How does it work?

Your hair must be dry and combed through thoroughly, or else this is a disaster waiting to happen. Rather than awkwardly trying to wrap your hair around the barrel, this clever styler does the work for you by automatically rotating. Once your hair has wrapped round, wait about 10 seconds for a curl to form and release. Simple!

What type of curl will I achieve?

To create tighter curls you’ll need smaller sections of hair, and for large curls or waves you’ll need larger sections of hair. There are five different heat settings that tailor the temperature to your locks, which will also have an impact on the type of curls you’ll create. The thicker your hair, the higher the temperature will need to be.

What else should I know?

This product says it can care for your hair whilst you’re using heat to style it – how many products do that? Tip: you can make the curler rotate both ways which will allow you to form different curls throughout.

As easy as 1,2,3

BaByliss Bronze Shimmer Curling Wand 

For many people, a curling wand is an everyday essential, so finding the right one for you is essential. BaByliss claim this product is easy to use and gives you consistent results, making it perfect for everyday use.

How does it work?

The BaByliss Bronze Shimmer Curling Wand works in similar ways to a tong, except there is no clamp to hold down your hair. As always, make sure your hair is dry and combed through thoroughly. Take a section of your hair and start winding it round the widest part of the barrel, until there is no more hair to wrap. Hold the hair for 5-8 seconds and then voila, curl heaven.

What type of curl will I achieve?

This wand aims to create smooth, relaxed curls with added shine due to the Nano-Quartz Ceramic barrel. You can create looks that take you from your day-to-day relaxed style, to a bohemian look or even something straight out of Hollywood.

​​​​​​​What else should I know?

The wand is clamp-less, so should minimise kinks. A clamp can make it easier to hold your hair in place, however, BaByliss say that the silicone feature on the barrel allows your hair to gently grip onto the wand, making it easy to use – so you shouldn’t miss the clamp. This product has answered your prayers by also including a heat protective glove to protect you from burns.

Say goodbye to frizz & hello to glamour

Nicky Clarke Frizz Control Volume Heated Rollers 

Banish frizz and say hello to sleek wavy curls with the Nicky Clarke Frizz Control Volume Heated Rollers. These rollers come in a compact roller set, making them ideal for travelling and storing easily.

How does it work? 

You’ll need to put your hair into sections and place a heated roller under the hair, whilst wrapping the bottom half of the hair around the roller. Then secure it with a pin and do this throughout your whole hair. Rollers are the more time consuming choice, as you’ll need to leave the rollers in your hair for 30-45 minutes, but they make perfect curls for special occasions.

What type of curl will I achieve?

You can usually create any curl you want, but this product comes with medium sized rollers, meaning you’ll achieve bouncy, frizz-free curls.

​​​​​​​What else should I know?

They come complete with a nylon travel case, meaning you can take them anywhere.
So there you have it! Whether you’re looking for yourself or finding a gift for another, hopefully you’ll now be more clued up on what product will give you or your loved one those perfect curls.