Best tool for neat curls

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which tool works best for neat curls?
    Curling iron with clamp : (4 votes)
    22 %
    Tapered, clipless wand : (8 votes)
    44 %
    Straight, clipless wand : (6 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Corai:  I am an owner of the Conair Curl Secret, and that would be my recommendation for near perfect, amazing curls 🙂  I was the gal that could not curl my hair to save my life with any curling device, and would have kinks galore.  

    I would check it out, even though it was not on your poll 🙂

    Post # 3
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

    I have the conair infinity you curl. And I have had no problem creating both types of curls with that one wand. It just depends on the heat setting, how long you hold the hair on the wand, whether you curl all in the same direction or alternate.

    Post # 4
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Neither. I like using my T2 flat iron. It gets more natural looking waves instead of curls.

    Post # 5
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I use a Proliss stying wand. It’s a godsend. Best tool, by far. 

    Post # 6
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    If you use one without a clamp, a glove is absolutely vital so you can hold the end to the wand and get that part curled too.  The ones with the ends that stick straight out are because the ends didn’t touch the wand (probably because it’s too hot and there were no gloves). I’m going to guess that the 2nd “inspiration” picture you posted was made with a clamp style curling iron.  

    You can use one with a clamp to get the same kinds of curls as those without, you just have to maneouver it differently (start it at the top and “release it” bit by bit until the whole strand is wrapped and then hold it there for a few seconds).

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Lavender28.
    Post # 7
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I used the Babyliss PRO Porcelain Ceramic Tapered Barrel (tapered from 1″ to 1/2″) for years. It was AMAZING. The curls were pretty tight but if I combed my fingers through them a bit they would loosen up, but last for days. The current version is clampless but I haven’t tried it yet. 

    Post # 9
    6980 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I prefer the look of wand curls and they stay muchh better for me, but I think a large barrel clamp curling iron was probably used for the pictures you posted.

    Post # 10
    867 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Try hot rollers! I love them and they are the only way my hair will hold a curl! 

    Post # 11
    4965 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Corai:  I have the curl secret as well. It is AMAZING. It gives me perfect curls! Def check it out… it’s soooo easy.

    Post # 12
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Corai:  I also swear by the curl secret by conair. So fast and easy and they all come out evenly.

    Post # 13
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2017


    Corai:  What did you decide on?  I love the curl look you’re going for; have you had any success so far?

    Post # 14
    17 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If you want the second look- use big hot rollers and let them sit for a while.  Then use a nice size barrel (  like 1 1/4 inch) to get the nice ends (if your hair is shorter, use 1 inch).  You can use a wand and just make sure that you get the ends as close to the barrel as you can. 

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