Hair styling can feel like a bit of a daunting task, from investing in the right pieces of kit to knowing which brushes do what. We’re making it easy by breaking down all of the different types of hair styling tools in our ultimate guide. From straighteners to teasing brushes, we have you covered.
The Electric Stylers
From curlers to straighteners, there are now so many options for getting that perfect salon hairstyle at home. Here is what they can all be used for and what to look out for when choosing the right one for you.
For long-lasting, flawless curls, a curling wand is the key. With a heated element inside the barrel, you twist your hair around it section by section to set the curl with heat.
New versions have ceramic plated exteriors to help protect your hair and infuse it with shine and you can also find things like heat-proof tips for easier handling.
What to look out for:
- Barrel size. The larger the barrel, the looser the curls. The smaller the barrel, the tighter the curls. A 3/4 inch barrel is the standard size for most curly looks. A tapered wand that is smaller at one end than the other gives a very natural shape curl.
- Clamp or no clamp. This is all about how you prefer to use your tong. A clamp helps to hold the hair against the barrel, for better control, but no clamp can be easier to wrap the hair around.
- Temperatures. Higher heat is needed for coarser hair, whilst finer hair needs less. Look for adjustable temperature options for the most flexibility.