Lottie Bruce Curling Iron December 23rd, 2017 - 16:36:18
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.
Curling short hair is difficult because for an ideal curl, the hair needs to wrap around the iron at least two times. If your hair is shorter than this, you will find that the iron can at most give you a bend, not a curl (which, nevertheless, looks quite attractive). The shorter your hair, the smaller the barrel of the curling iron should be. To curl short hair, start off from the front of your head, separating your hair into sections. The sections shouldnt be more than 1 inch wide, though this will vary with the length of your hair. To effectively curl very short hair, you will need to take sections that are less than 1/2 inch wide. As a rule of the thumb, keep your sections smaller than the barrel of your curling iron.
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.
Hot Tools Professional Marcel Hair Iron - Jumbo 1" - Is designed to fit the use of a professional stylists needs. This curling iron heats up quickly, maintains heat evenly, offers heat temperatures setting reaching up to 428F, has a heavy-duty tangle free swivel cord, fold away safety stand, 24K Gold Plated 1" Barrel, Powerful Spring Clamp and 1 year Manufacturers Guarantee. Higher End Curling Irons: Babyliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic Spring Curling Iron 1" - Is a ceramic barrel curling iron that gives the hair a smooth, silky and shiny finish. It is very gentle on the hair protecting it from heat damage. Some of the offers included are 30 different heat settings ranging up to 400F, Far-Infrared Heat, 9ft Swivel Power Cord, Independent On / Off Buttons and a Three Year Manufacturers Warranty.