Lynda Richards Curling Iron December 05th, 2017 - 12:00:28
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.
Equally important is to use a curling tool with right barrel size. For instance, if you would like to have springy curls, then it is advisable to use a curling rod with a barrel weighing just.75 inch. This is also suitable for people with short as well as fine hair. Likewise, for natural curls, use a curling iron with one inch barrel. Further, it would be enough if you use a curling rod with barrel of 1.5 - 2 inches for creating cascading waves. For best results, use a curling rod with adjustable heat settings. This in turn would help to adjust the heat settings to suit the texture of your hair. Prior to curling your hair, prepare your hair by shampooing it and then use a heat protectant spray or gel on your damp hair. Then blow dry and divide your hair into small sections. The next step is to plug in the curling tool. When it reaches the desirable temperature, unclip a section of your hair to place it within the curling rod. Now glide down the curling tool starting from the scalp. When the iron reaches the tip of the hair, roll up and hold it for about ten seconds. Repeat the same procedures with all the other sections of your hair.
Hot rollers are the other way of getting a hair curl. They contain wax when rolled on hair the hair gets curl quickly. Main feature of this device is the change of color as the temperature of the heat raises. These are available in many varieties. Previously the rollers were not preferred because of its old design when tried on hair gets wrapped up leading to tangles. But now it is not the case because of the latest technology you can curl your hair in minutes without any tangles. Before, using hot rollers it is better to use as gel or a non-sticky hairspray so that it can hold the curl firmly. It is good if a hair wash is not done for a day because hair might not curl. Either it may be a curling iron or a hot roller has few features and drawbacks such as consuming lot of time. Hot roller cannot curl the ends of the hair. Both have light indicators indicating when to use. Curling iron is more flexible in getting soft lose curl etc. curling irons are mobile and can be carried anyway easily. Hot roller has a feature of curl being through the day where in curling iron does not have.
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.