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Video:Best Curling Irons For Creating Waves

with Abby Feldman

Use these curling irons for creating soft waves in no time at all. Here are the best curling irons for creating waves.See Transcript

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Transcript:Best Curling Irons For Creating Waves

Hi there, I'm Abby Feldman with About.com. Loose waves are a hot look, with many celebrities sporting this hairstyle all year round. There are many ways you can create this look for yourself; one of them is by using a curling iron. Today, I'm going to give you some hot tips on some of the best curling irons on the market for creating waves you'll feel proud to flaunt.

Tips for Prepping Hair Before Curling It to Create Waves

Before curling your hair, there are a few steps you must take so you end up with the best possible style and finish. First, make sure your hair is clean by washing it with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Towel dry and use a wide-tooth comb to get rid of any knots and tangles in your hair.

The products you use in your hair before styling can make all the difference. Bumble & Bumble styling crème is a gel-mousse hybrid that you can use before styling. Applied to towel-dried hair, it will give your locks added volume and will help define and hold your waves. With a blowdryer, use your fingers to comb through until dry. Finish by flipping your head upside-down and drying your roots for added volume. Now to create those waves.

Hot Tools Marcel Curling Iron Is Great for Creating Waves

The best curling irons for creating loose waves are irons that have at least a 1-inch barrel. Smaller curling irons will create tighter, more spiral curls rather than waves.One of the top-rated curling irons today is the Hot Tools Professional Marcel Curling Iron. InStyle magazine has rated this a winner for the past 7 years.

This iron has a ceramic iron barrel and a manual temperature gauge, which allows consistent heat meaning you won’t have to curl the same piece of hair twice. You can pick one up for an affordable $35.

Conair Infiniti Is an Affordable Curling Iron for Creating Waves

Another affordable option that will give you winning waves is the Conair Infiniti Curling Iron Tourmaline. This curling iron is ceramic and will reduce heat damage on your hair, while giving you silky smooth waves. Ceramic emits ion reflectives, enhancing the vitality of the hair and helping to reduce frizz.

The Conair Infiniti Curling Iron Tourmaline is the cheapest of all of the curling irons, priced around $30. While this is an excellent iron, it may not last as long as some of the other higher quality professional irons.

Revolution Clipless Is a High-Rated Curling Iron for Creating Waves

If you are you looking for a higher quality professional and are willing to pay extra for it, the Revolution Clipless Curling Iron from Sedu is top-rated and a hot product among stylists. Some of its top features include: a polished barrel, allowing hair to move smoothly, a digital temperature control to 350 degrees, and a heat-resistant glove.

The Revolution Clipless Curling Iron is sure to last you a while, as it comes with a two-year warranty. Pricing starts from $120.

The Chi Curling Iron Uses Tourmaline Ceramic to Create Waves

Farouk System's Chi Air Texture Tourmaline Ceramic curling iron is meant for creating luscious waves. Chi products are known to be top notch and this curling iron is no exception. The iron uses the latest technology by combining tourmaline ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions to reduce static electricity.

Your hair will be sure to stay smooth and wavy throughout the day. Unlike the Sedu iron, however, it comes doesn’t have a digital temperature, making the iron less dynamic with heat settings. This iron is moderately priced at $60.

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