It’s important to know what you’re getting when shopping for anything ceramic. While it’s a great and safe conductor of heat to put on your hair that will also trap in moisture AND smooth everything out, ceramic is really most effective when it’s solid. Irons coated in ceramic over metal or plastic are more likely to get damaging hot spots and cause problems when styling. Before buying, read the information on the iron and make sure it is ceramic through and through. If it is, you can probably get a wide range of heats with a material that has been tested over and over for more than 20 years.

Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron

Conair Double Ceramic

The Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron not only features the ceramic barrel I love, but it’s called a double ceramic iron for a reason. At first, I wasn’t sure what “double” meant, but deductive reasoning led me to believe it means there are two kinds of ceramic (or at least two layers of ceramic).

Pro Beauty Tools Professional Speed Waver

Pro Beauty Speed Waver

While the Pro Beauty Tools Professional Speed Waver has all the bells and whistles a lot of people want, it’s not all straightforward. It does a really good job of putting waves in hair, but it can also burn the hair and sap it of its moisture at the same time.

Curlz Blue by Xtava

Xtava Curlz

The Xtava Curlz doesn’t have a long clamp that holds your hair on the iron, and it isn’t a wand where you can start your curl anywhere. Instead it has a guide that you wrap the curls through. You start at the base of the iron and wrap your hair through the guide until it gets as far down the iron as possible for the length of your hair.

Remington CI5338

Remington CI5338 Keratin Therapy

The CI5338 goes farther than just using a flexible amount of heat. The barrel has a keratin treatment on it that helps to strengthen your hair the way a Brazilian Blowout would at the salon. It may not be quite as effective as the salon treatment, but at least you get some benefit in the comfort of your own home.

Hot Tools Professional 1110

Hot Tools 1110

When curling your hair, you can end up in pain in ways other than burning yourself. In fact, if you have a lot of hair like I do you can have pain just because holding the iron for a long time is exhausting on your hand. If you go with this model, you’ll notice the easy grip handle that is padded so your hand takes less stress.

Revlon Bubble Curling Wand

Revlon Curl Collection Bubble

While the Revlon Curl Magic Bubble looks different, it still has a ceramic core that makes so many curling wands useful. It gets the consistent heat necessary for the right amount of curling, but considering the difference in thickness at different points of the iron: how well does it distribute it?

Revlon Bold Expressions Curlin Wand

Revlon Bold Expressions

The barrel on the Bold Expressions Iron is tapered so you get different sized curls depending on where you wrap the hair on the iron. Shorter hair can get tighter curls by styling closer to the tip, while longer hair can cover more ground by wrapping around the base of the iron.

Remington CI95AC-2 T-studio

Remington Tstudio

While the wand does a good job of getting hot when it’s supposed to, the surface and shape of it can work against you. The cone shape combined with the slick, ceramic exterior means hair might come off the wand in some situations. This is why I wouldn’t recommend it to novices.

About That’s Foxy

I may not be the most technical minded person when it comes to curling irons, but I have tried and researched enough irons to call myself an expert in usability.

Until now, the lack of personal experience and honest reviews is what always bothered me when looking for a new iron. So, I decided to fill the gap myself.
I hope you will find all the information you need, and if I can help you save a penny or two, I will.
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