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How to Distinguish a High Quality Curling Iron

How to distinguish a curling iron with high quality or low quality? Here some simple tips can guide you:

  1. The first thing that you should look for is thermostat controlled heat setting. This feature will allow you to select the temperature of the curling iron and set it according to how much heat you need to style your hair. You see, not all hair can withstand the same amount of heat. Some hair types, like fine hair, can only withstand minimal heat while coarse hair may need more intense heat to achieve any curl. So, choosing a curling iron without this setting could result in more damage than is necessary or styles that are hard to achieve and maintain.
  2. You should pay attention to is what type of material the barrel is made out of. On most irons, the barrel is made of metal, but you can find irons that are velvet covered and ceramic plated. Velvet covered irons are great for hair that is easily snagged and broken. Ceramic plated irons work to infuse moisture into the hair strands while it is being curled. For the most part, a metal barreled iron will do and these are the least expensive. But if your hair is damaged or dull, you might want to spend a little extra for the ceramic-plated iron.
  3. The cord of a curling iron. This is because the cord is put under a lot of pressure at the point where it connects with the curling iron when you move the iron this way and that. To get an iron that lasts, choose an iron with a swivel cord connection. This type of cord will move as you move thus reducing the stress to the inner wires.

So, look for features that you really need when you choose to buy a curling iron.

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Posted by jessica on Tue, Mar 24th, 2009
Thanks for the info....my hair is naturaly straight but I love to curl it I've been curling my hair for a while so its eeasy to curl but before it wasn't...im half dominican and half portugues ....I love to have soft wavy curls ...like jessica simpson but on long hair or like miley cyrus so I would like to have tips in how to get my hair like that and the products I should by..and were to get them...thanks for reading ill be waiting for ur answer...ttyl
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Posted by MARRISSA on Wed, Aug 20th, 2008
Any suggestions for a great ceramic plated barrel, temp setting, and cordless curling iron?
Could use ur advice.
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