Tourmaline is not a material that is used to construct plates or barrels for curling irons. It often coats solid ceramic plates to boost the level of control you get over your hair style. Tourmaline is a gemstone or mineral that’s ground up and spread onto the surface of the iron. It helps to keep the surface smooth while avoiding chipping. It also helps trap in moisture on top of what the ceramic does on its own.

Tourmaline also limits the likelihood of your hair being fried but that being said, it can still cause a few unexpected issues with curling. Primarily, the surface can be too smooth to make it possible to grip the hair when necessary. With things like curling wands which are more likely to be ceramic and tourmaline than regular curling irons, you don’t have the added benefit of a clamp or flipper to keep the hair in place. People end up burning themselves as the hair slips off the barrel. Aside from that issue, it’s usually one of the best materials for curls that hold (once you get the slippage figured out).

Bed Head BH311 Blue Raspberry

Bed Head Blue Raspberry

The upside down barrel of the Bed Head Blue Raspberry gives you a style that is slightly different from other irons because the curls are looser at the bottom. Most irons do it the other way around and they get looser throughout the day as they fall out. The style of this iron is definitely a reversal, but it still gives you sharp curls with a lot of character.

Conair You Curl


A really well priced option that has a lot of support behind it is the Conair YOU CURL Curling Wand. The price comes in at just under $25 which is a steal in the world of decent hair tools. It’s small and sleek looking, but still big enough to do the job.

T3 Singlepass Twirl

T3 Singlepass Twirl

The T3 Singlepass Twirl works by applying instant heat to your hair (well, pretty much instant anyway). Using technology like this means you can not only get to work on your curls far quicker, it also means you’re not “heating” your hair for as long which can only be a good thing.

BaBylissPRO MiraCurl Steamtech

BabylissPro Miracurl Steamtech

The BabylissPro Miracurl Steamtech which comes with a titanium curling chamber provides professional style in a super cool, new-fangled way. Instead of wrapping hair around the barrel, the barrel carefully draws the hair into a chamber and pulls it around to curl. That’s a huge difference from previous methods, and it’s much less likely to burn you.


HSI Curling Iron Set

The HSI Professional Curling Iron Set with 4 Barrels gives you, (you guessed it) four different tips to change out that make the wand a different size. You can choose from super skinny for really tight curls or majorly large for waves. Basically, there isn’t a curl you can’t create with all of these choices at your “fingertips”.

Infiniti Pro Nano Tourmaline Curling Iron

Infiniti Pro Nano Tourmaline

The Conair Infiniti Pro Nano Tourmaline curling iron is made from the right materials to get my attention. It has the smooth exterior that comes with ceramic and ensures I won’t get hot spots throughout the barrel. It also has a tourmaline coating that helps with frizz and makes it more likely my hair will stay throughout the day.

Bed Head BH 313

Bed Head Orange Crush

While you can get a whole lot of style with the Bed Head Orange Crush, you won’t get the tight curls produced when using the small end of a tapered wand. These will be longer, looser waves or curls without a whole lot of bounce, but they still turn out really pretty and totally wearable.

Bed Head Deep Waver

Bed Head Deep Waver

The movements you make with your hand while using this device is not like a straightening iron, in fact it’s a whole lot more like a crimper. You take the iron and place it on the piece of hair you want to style. Then, you clamp and leave it for a few seconds. The result is

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

The Infiniti Pro Curl Secret by Conair is different from regular curling irons because it has an enclosed chamber to pull the hair through, which is different to a lot of other options I’ve come across. Basically everything that gets hot is held within the circular chamber, and the hair gets pulled through the device.

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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