7 Rotating Curling Irons That Make Styling Your Hair Easier

by Emily Estep

If you've never tried one, the concept behind all the best rotating curling irons is pretty similar. You place a portion of your hair into the iron, press down, and the iron automatically rotates, providing a consistent and even curl all along the strands. Rotating curling irons come in a variety of barrel sizes, and many can even be used to create a range of styles. However, rotating curling irons are best for straight or slightly wavy hair types that don't easily become tangled.

If you have thicker hair, then you'll need an automatic curler that can get extra hot in order to hold the curl. Of course, on the flip side, if your hair is not quite so thick, you may want to find an automatic curler with some lower temperature options, since you never want to apply more heat than you need.

Another thing to consider is that automatic curling irons tend to create uniform curls around your head, so if you're interested in a more natural look, opt for an iron that can rotate in either direction. This will allow you to vary the curls, creating a curl pattern more similar to natural curls. Whichever way you decide to go, these seven rotating curling irons are sure to make curling your hair a whole lot easier.


A Rotating Iron That Can Curl Your Hair In Either Direction

Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Hair Curler, $38, Amazon

This rotating curling iron makes it easy to get natural-looking curls, because it's made to rotate in either direction. It also has a high/low temperature switch, allowing you stay in control.


An Automatic Curler That Comes With A Travel-Friendly Case

Xtava Black Magic Automatic Hair Curler, $30, Amazon

This automatic curler heats up in about two minutes, automatically shuts off in 60 minutes, and — best of all — it's designed with travel in mind. It comes with a heat-resistant case for easy storage and it's dual-voltage so you can use it on trips abroad. Whether you're tucking it back into your luggage or back in your purse, you'll be ready for touch-ups wherever you go.


A Ceramic Rotating Iron That Can Create Curls Or Waves

The Beachwaver S1 Curling Iron, $129, Amazon

This rotating curling iron utilizes ceramic construction to minimize friction, and it allows you to effortlessly create three different curl types: curls, waves, and glam waves. This way, it's kind of like three curling irons in one, with a variety of styles available to you from just one iron.


A Curler You Can Use On Wet Hair

Conair Infiniti Pro Rotating Hot Air Brush, $43, Amazon

This rotating hot air brush combines the advantages of a rotating curling iron with a hot air brush, resulting in styler combo that dries, brushes, and curls your hair, while the rotating brush does most of the work for you. Use it to create curls or loose waves.


A Curling Iron That Heats Up In Seconds

VAV Automatic Hair Curler, $30, Amazon

This automatic rotating hair curler heats up quickly — getting all the way up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit in just 60 seconds — and it's designed to sit comfortably in your hand. The cozy fit makes it's extra easy to style your hair without fearing that you'll lose control of the iron.


A Rotating Iron With 28 Different Temperature Settings

PARWIN PRO Curling Iron, $50, Amazon

This rotating curling iron can be set to 28 different temperature settings, which makes it ideal for a variety of hair types. One Amazon reviewer said, "My hair looks amazing and my curls stay curls all day instead of falling out in five minutes like some of the others."


An Extra-Hot Curler That's Great For Thick Hair

Salon Tech Spinstyle Pro Automatic Curling Iron, $57, Amazon

If you have particularly thick hair and are looking for an automatic rotating curling iron that gets super hot, this is the one for you. It has a temperature control dial that lets you turn the heat all the way up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and has a one-inch ceramic barrel.

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