Sonya Bennett Curling Iron December 05th, 2017 - 12:00:20
The curling iron has remained a favoured tool in spite of all the chemical inventions. We have moved on from the metal rods heated by insertion into hot coals or heating on gas or electric stoves. With no control of the heat of the iron there must have been many cases of singed hair, not to mention burnt fingers and scalps! Modern day styles demand more control and flexibility of hair style with hair looking loose rather than "glued into place". Electrically heated and electronically controlled irons and tongs are now available. The barrels come in varying sizes enabling a tight curl or loose falling curl finish. Some have a smooth easy-glide ceramic barrel to create a super smooth finish and you can also purchase drop curl hair tongs with a cone shaped tong to create loose, tumbling waves and tousled curls. The fluctuation in hair styles from curly to straight and back again means manufacturers will continue to dream up new innovations to attract both professional hair stylists and the consumer.
The usage of a curling tool is now common as the usage of other hair care appliances such as blow dryers and flat irons (hair straightener) and many people including leading hair dressers use curling tool to create different types of sexy curls to suit their facial appearance, from loose and tight curls and small and big curls. With a variety of curling irons to choose from, it is quite difficult to select a curling iron according to your lifestyle and unique preferences. Mentioned below in this article are some of the important tips as well as certain tips that must be considered for the right selection of a curling tool. When you decide to own a curling tool, opt for a curling tool that is made using top quality materials. It would be better if you own an inexpensive, metal curling iron if it is not for frequent usage. However, if you want to own a curling tool for its regular usage, then it is advisable to go for a curling tool made from materials such as ceramic or tourmaline, as they help to derive benefits such as stable and even distribution of heat across the hair, elimination of damaging spots, and efficient heat retention. It would be even better if you go for a hair from made using a blend of ceramic and tourmaline, as their integration results in increased emission of negative ions and far infrared rays, thereby providing extra shine and care to your hair via preserving hairs moisture and eliminating frizz.
History of the curling iron. Is there such a thing or is the curling iron just a modern invention? Each generation is the same. We think we have invented something new when perhaps all we have done is to modify "old inventions" by applying modern technology. Let us begin to investigate the history of the curling iron or, as it is also known, the curling tong. Let us begin with the definition of a curling iron. It is a tool, a cylindrical metal appliance, used to change the structure of the hair by applying heat to a lock of hair that has been curled around it. It is natural to think with a modern mind and assume that the heat is generated by electricity. However, the curling iron goes way back before the introduction of electricity.
The next thing that you need to look into is the kind of material the barrel is made of. Majority of the curling irons have metal barrels. However, there are also irons that are made of ceramic and velvet. Irons that are covered with velvet are said to be ideal for women who have hair that breaks easily. On the other hand, irons that are made of ceramic are designed to give moisture while curling the hair. Essentially, an iron that has metal barrel is great for any hair and is also considered to be the most economical. Last but not least, you have to check the cord of the iron. This is very important since the cord is the one that connects the iron. If you want to have a curling iron with long-lasting quality, you must select the hair curling iron that is connected through swivel cord. This kind of cord has the ability to minimize the pressure to the internal wires because it will only move when you move about.