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How to select the best curling iron

Woman using a curling iron to curl her hair

If you’ve spent any time shopping for a curling iron, you’ve probably noticed that there’s no shortage of hair curling tools on the market. However, everyone’s hair is different, and finding a curling iron that works for you can be tricky. While you need a curling iron that quickly creates long lasting curls, finding one that is the right size and won’t burn your hair can prove to be a challenge.

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What to look for in a curling iron

So how can you find the best curling iron for you? Here are a a few factors to keep in mind when choosing a curling iron:

  • Barrel size. One of the most important features to consider when shopping for a curling iron is the barrel size. The best barrel size simply depends on the type of curls you’re hoping to create. While smaller-sized curling irons will produce tight, springy ringlets, larger curling irons will produce more gentle, wave-like curls.
  • Material. It’s also important to consider what curling iron material is best for your hair. While titanium and ceramic-plated curling irons are probably the most common, there are other types to choose from as well. Take the time to consider the material that's best for your hair. For example, ceramic-plated curling irons are best for thin hair, as they offer greater heat protection for fine strands.

Amika curling iron

If you’re looking for a quality, reasonably priced, reliable curling iron, you can’t go wrong with an Amika. Built with a titanium barrel to help smooth your hair, calm any frizz, and create smooth, glossy waves, Amika curling irons are a crowd favorite. Check out a 25 mm option on Amazon for only $72!

T3 curling iron

T3 curling irons are built with exclusive technology that allows you to curl your hair in one single pass. No need to come back to touch up or re-curl any hair strands–with the T3, you’ll get it exactly right the first time.

T3 curling irons are also ceramic plated, which prevents snags and offers extra heat protection. Last of all, the T3 comes with built-in microchips that monitor the temperature to prevent heat damage, so no more split ends! You can find a 1.25 inch T3 curling iron for $169.99 on the T3 website.

Bio Ionic curling iron

If you're frequently frustrated when trying to curl the back of your hair, Bio Ionic curling irons present a great solution: extra long barrels that make curling even the hardest to reach sections of your hair a breeze. You can find a 1.25 inch curling iron for only $149.99 on the Bio Ionic website.

Dyson curling iron

If you’ve spent any time looking into hair curling accessories, you’ve probably heard of Dyson’s version of the curling iron: the Dyson AirWrap. This cult-favorite tool comes with multiple attachments to help you style your hair anyway you like, including with multiple sizes of curling barrels.

So how does the Dyson AirWrap work? Using unique airflow technology, the Dyson AirWrap creates natural looking, voluminous, and shiny curls without damaging your hair. It comes with 3 heat settings, the ability to control the airflow speed, and dozens of other useful features. The possibilities of what you can do with this tool are truly endless. However, there is one drawback: At $599, this versatile styling tool isn’t particularly budget friendly. However, most fans would agree that it’s worth the money.

Beachwaver curling iron

If you’re looking for a versatile curling iron that can produce various looks, try a Beachwaver curling iron. Designed with a rotating barrel and ceramic coating, Beachwaver curling irons curl your hair in a matter of seconds, making the styling process quick, easy, and seamless.

Because of the unique design, you can create beachy waves, tight ringlets, and many other hairstyles–no need for a curling wand, three barrel curling iron, or any other tools. Check out a neon Beachwaver for only $69!

Final thoughts

Choosing the right curling iron can feel like a tough decision, but if you know what to look for, it doesn’t have to be. And while you’re shopping for your new curling iron, don’t forget to purchase product protection.

An extended warranty plan will help ensure that you get the most out of your purchase. Be sure to subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited to get coverage for all your online purchases under the same product protection plan!

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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