We all have that one friend who always seems to have perfect, enviable hair with not a strand out of place. If you, too, want to achieve that I-just-woke-up-like-this hairstyle, all you really need is a curling wand that works with any hair texture. The best part is, you don’t even have to get your hair done at a salon — it’s totally possible to achieve those loose curls on your own at home. Whether you’re getting dressed up for a special occasion or just feel like having a great hair day (who doesn’t?), arming yourself with one of the best curling wands will help you pull your look together.
Buying a curling wand is only half the battle. Styling your hair is a totally different story, which is why we’d suggest watching a YouTube tutorial (probably one of the most common how-to videos available on the Internet) or hitting up your most stylish mom friend for some pointers. There are even local hairstyling classes if you’re really having trouble getting the technique down pat. Because you’ll want to save money and time getting your hair done at home, we’ve culled the best curling wands that make the whole process seamless.
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1. Remington CI9538 Pro Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand
Like its name suggests, the Remington CI9538 Pro Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand features pearl ceramic for less damage and faster salon-like results. To attain smooth and lustrous waves, crank up the heat to 410°F. Cone-shaped and one-inch tall, the pink-hued design is a modern bathroom sink centerpiece. A heat-protective glove is included to prevent your hands from burning. After 60 minutes, it’ll shut off automatically to give you peace of mind. There are 10 different heat settings on the LCD screen to select the right temperature for your hair. Like any professional salon wand, it features a 360° swivel cord to style comfortably at any angle.
2. ATMOKO by Homitt 5 in 1 Curling Wand
This curling wand from ATMOKO by Homitt will allow you to constantly switch up your hairstyle with its five different barrels. Each one is sized differently (up to 1.25 inches wide), allowing you to create corkscrew curls, waves, big curls and ringlets using just one device. The barrels lock in place, and are easy to attach and detach so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off while in use. It’s also made of high-quality PTC+ Tourmaline ceramic coating that locks in moisture and holds curls for a long time. Plus, the 360 degree swivel cord prevents your hair from knotting while you’re curling. Switch to 1 (the lowest temperature of about 374℉) for fine hair and 2 (the highest temperature of about 410℉) for thick hair.
3. Kiss Ceramic Instawave Curling Iron
If you plan on going away anytime soon and know the hotel you’re staying at doesn’t provide hair styling tools, make sure you pack this Kiss curling wand in your bag. The Ceramic Instawave tool features two heat settings that reach 420 degrees and shuts off automatically after 90 minutes of use (just in case you forget to turn it off!). The patented Curl Dial has ridges/prongs that act as combs to smooth and detangle hair as it curls, creating natural and effortless waves in the process.