6 Curling Irons That Make Styling Long Hair Easier

I have super long, stick-straight hair, so naturally, I want big, bouncy curls —the grass is always greener on the other side, right? But finding the right curling iron for long hair is tougher than you might think. Longer hair is heavier, so achieving tight curls can feel impossible (not to mention tiresome). But it doesn’t have to be that way. The key is finding the right tools to achieve your desired look, and when it comes to irons, you have a lot of options.

Let’s start with the basics: Curling irons come with long barrels, bubble barrels, and clamped barrels. And it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also need to choose the correct size for your desired curl style — for instance do you want loose beachy waves or tight banana curls? Once you know what you’re looking for on the style front, there are few more features you might not even know your long hair could benefit from, like a rotating wand that does the work of wrapping your hair for you.

There are so many different curling iron options for long hair. Whether you go for an iron with an extra long barrel or one that comes with every attachment you could ever need, these wands will help you get the bouncy, beautiful curls of your dreams.


Curl Extra Long Hair With An Extra Long Barrel

Mr Big Curling Iron Extra Long Ceramic, $70, Amazon

Curl your hair with the longest barrel on the market. The iron can curl almost a foot more of hair than other irons because the barrel has three extra inches added on. And with six different temperature settings, the ceramic barrel is perfect for all hair types. So, you’ll have frizz free, gorgeous curls in less time.


Automatically Curl And Set Hair Simultaneously

Homitt Automatic Ceramic Hair Curling Iron, $60, Amazon

Heat hair from all directions in a special ceramic curl chamber. The automatic curling iron grabs hair and curls it inside a heated chamber, leaving you with gorgeous curls. It’s great for long hair because it heats all of your hair, instead of only the hair that’s actually touching the barrel. Plus, it has a spray button that releases ultrasonic water molecules to protect hair from getting dry and frizzy.


Get Beautiful, Loose Waves

Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron XL Barrel 1 ¼ Inch, $34, Amazon

I swear by this curling iron. In fact, it’s the only one I trust to curl my long hair into beautiful, beachy waves. The barrel is 1 1/4 inches (perfect for classic curls) and it's two inches longer than the norm. The 24K gold plated surface is perfect for even heat distribution, and you can use it as a wand or with the clip depending on the style you’re going for.


Style Hair Without The Kinks

Bed Head Rock ‘n’ Roller Ceramic Styling Iron, $19, Amazon

The unique shape of this styling wand keeps hair from getting kinked from a clamp and provides even heat distribution. The bubble wand is perfect for creating either tight spirals or tousled waves. It heats up quickly and comes with a protective glove so you don’t burn yourself while wrapping hair around the barrel.


Curl Hair Without Getting Tired

Ivation Professional Rotating Curling Iron, $27, Amazon

Curling hair can be hard work — your arms get tired, you accidentally bump into the iron and burn yourself. Enter: the Ivation Professional Rotating Iron. The ceramic barrel curling iron automatically rotates to pull your hair into a perfect curl. It heats up in thirty seconds and rotates in both directions so you can always curl your hair away from your face with ease.


A Variety Of Barrels For A Variety Of Styles

Xtava Satin Wave 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand Set, $37, Amazon

This five-in-one set comes with a variety of hair tools (and a safety glove), so you can get the customized style you want. Use large barrels with clamps or small clipless tapered wands. Make sure to keep your safety glove on as it heats up from 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds. The travel-friendly curling wand set is dual voltage and comes with a special case so you can take it on the go.

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