How to choose a curling iron
Curly hair will not go out of fashion, so women curl their hair for the sake of changing the image. Curls do with the help of curlers, perms, steam permanent, curling. Even women of fashion of ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt thought how to make their hair curly and look attractive. They put a special mixture, which was kept secret. Then curls curled on a peg carved from wood and dried in the sun.
At the end of the last century there was no question how to choose the right curling because of the modest assortment. Today there is no woman who has not used this device at least once. Curler is convenient, practical, compact and safe. From the great variety the head is spinning and some are lost. There are a lot of arguments to purchase, because the curling iron is the replacement of a barbershop, saving on hairdressing services, considering the high cost.
Another argument in favor of the device - the curling of hair does not take much time,styling is stylish and beautiful. I will give some useful tips. Consider the hair structure and hairstyle requirements.
Types of ploek
When choosing a curling iron, keep in mind that the device must curl, straighten and dry hair. Make sure how comfortable it is to use, if there is a stand and clip with insulation, so as not to burn your hands.
Devices for sale are divided into 2 types:
- Curling without clamping, where the twisting rod is tapered with a narrow base.
- The device with a clamp where the rod is cylindrical in shape and of the same diameter.
Video tips for choosing
Studying the diameter
What is the diameter, and such curls will turn out. On the market there are curling irons with a cylinder diameter from 13 to 31 mm. The smaller the diameter, the smaller the curls. Medium size (20-22 mm) make beautiful and large curls, and 25 mm - a wavy hairstyle.
Hair, where the hairstyle keeps bad, it is better to twist on curling with a smaller diameter. If the hairstyle is good, use a large diameter. The cone-shaped rod is preferred more than the cylinder.
Work surface material
When buying, pay attention to the material from which the working surface is made, which happens:
Metal products are cheaper, but there are a lot of problems and troubles. The metal body is heated unevenly, which is harmful to the hair.
The ceramic working surface heats evenly, overheating is excluded, the hair is not injured. Thanks to the smooth structure, volume is created from the roots. You can easily create a new year hairstyle.
There are 2 types of ceramic ployok:
- ceramic coating
- all-ceramic curling iron.
The first type is short-lived, but cheaper.
Manufacturers for the sake of improving the practicality of products perform special coatings:
- Teflon coating. Promotes gliding. Teflon does not allow hair to stick to curling, curls turn out shiny. Cons: with regular use Teflon coating is erased and scratched.
- Tourmaline and titanium coating. Used to ionize hair. Strands of hair do not electrify, are docile and look healthy. Ionization protects against burns.
- Silver plating. Gives antibacterial effect, preserves natural shine and heals hair.
When buying, ask for a certificate of quality and familiarize yourself with the parameters of the device.
What are the nozzles?
The interesting nozzle which makes figures from hair is on sale: hearts, triangles, circles.
Simple - classic curling iron, makes beautiful curls or curls of different sizes. The core is cylindrical or cone-shaped, with a clip and without.
Triangular nozzles create curls with a right angle, zigzag - curls with a sharp angle.
Corrugated attachments - straight hair makes wavy, create "waves". The size of the waves depends on the topography of the nozzle. Such curling iron is suitable for long hair and hair of medium length.
The nozzle brush copes with combing and a wave. Gives hairstyles pomp and volume. For long hair is not suitable when curling, they are tangled in the bristles of the brush.
If the kit includes a nozzle iron, curling iron can be used for curling and straightening curly hair.
Power and temperature
A good curling iron heats up in a minute. Read the instructions, see the power, it usually varies from 20 to 50 watts. More powerful - professional, heavy and voluminous, they are not used in everyday life. This parameter is not worth paying attention to, and the temperature regime is important.The best curling iron in which temperature is regulated. If this is not possible, there is a risk of overheating of the working surface and injury to the hair.
For large curls, 100 degrees is enough, for small ones - 200. The optimal shutter speed is 15 seconds, and the temperature for curling is 150-170 degrees. If the hair is colored, the temperature is reduced to 130 degrees.
What to look for before buying?
After studying the parameters and choosing your favorite model, take it in your hands. Check whether the handle is not slipping, is not heated, does not cause inconvenience. I recommend to test the device in the store. Technique, be it a kettle, a drill or a hairdryer, is best tested before purchase.
Check the cord. Look at the thickness of the cord, make sure it is reliable. The optimum power is 25 W, if the power is less, it heats up longer. Make sure there is an automatic shutdown. Keep in mind that additional options cost money.
If you are interested in curling iron with a rotating pressure surface, take it without thinking. Curls curl faster, and after curling are not knocked out.
Do you like the device on batteries? Pros: creating hairstyles anywhere. But the batteries sit down, and they have to be changed.
What else do you need to know about cheats?
Do not forget about the length of the hair, choosing the width of the working plate. If the hair is short, pick the plate down and vice versa. Narrow machines create volume from the roots. Pay attention to the edges of the plates for the rectifier, they should be rounded.
Regardless of the choice of coating, do not neglect the rules: before you start styling, apply lotion on your hair. If the hair is dyed or after a perm, less often use the machine or not at all.
Be sure to clean the curler after use, otherwise a patina will form. Clean the work surface after cooling and after disconnecting from the mains. If the surface is not cleaned, nail polish remover or medical alcohol will help. Do not scrape the bloom.
Buy in specialized stores. This will reduce the likelihood of buying a fake. We decided that we made our choice, do not forget that thermal curling is harmful to your hair, so use the advice of professionals and doctors. Happy shopping!