I never had much patience for curling irons — so much so that I learned how to curl my hair with a flat iron. That being said, had the best spiral curling irons been available when I was twelve, I probably would've jumped on the curling iron bandwagon a long time ago.
Spiral curling irons share a lot of the same features with your typical wand, like a long barrel and sometimes even a clamp, but there's one major difference: There's a winding pattern along the barrel of spiral curling irons that guides your hair into that spiral shape. It's no longer up to you to ensure that your hair is evenly wound and perfectly heated. Even better, some wands now have a protective plastic guard with a spiral cut-out. This means that, in addition to having an easy-to-follow path for your hair, your fingers are also way less likely to come into contact with the barrel.
So whether you often end up with burns, or a strand of hair that curls at the top, droops towards the middle, and curls again at the bottom, this one's for you. These seven awesome spiral curling irons make curling your hair a whole lot easier.
1. The Most Popular Spiral Curler On Amazon
The Conair Instant Heat is hands down the most popular spiral iron on Amazon. It promises high definition curls with its heat recovery system, meaning that it recovers quickly to give you an even temperature all throughout your styling. It's also got an extra long barrel, a cool tip, and an auto-off feature.
2. An Iron With A Plastic Guard That Stops You From Burning Your Fingers
If you often burn yourself with curling irons, the BlueTop Electric Hair Curler has an outer plastic shield to protect your fingers from the tourmaline ceramic barrel. It's got a clamp to pin the hair so you can effortlessly wind the strand around the spiral shape, and it's got a free-rotation bottom so the cord doesn't get all tangled up. "The plastic guard on this one makes it much safer and also helps keep all the curls the same size," raves one reviewer.
3. A Unique Iron That Promotes Shiny Locks
Rather than having an indentation on the outside of the barrel, the Bed Head Curlipops Spiral Curling Wand actually has a curved spiral design. It heats up to 400 degrees and uses ceramic tourmaline to promote shine. It even comes with a bonus heat protective glove for worry-free styling. "So easy to use!" comments one buyer. "My whole head was in beautiful wavy curls in about 10 minutes!"
4. An Iron With A Plastic Curl Guide That Heats Up In 30 Seconds
The Zinnor Ceramic Spiral Curling Iron gives you curl guides for crease-free hair, a ceramic barrel for even heat and protection, and it heats up in less than thirty seconds. Reviewers also say it's way simpler than a traditional wand: "This iron is amazing. Easy to use, heats up quickly."
5. A Curling Wand That Helps Protect Your Hair From Damage
If protecting your hair is your biggest concern, the John Frieda Curling Wand has a true ceramic heater, an advanced ionic generator, and a barrel that's coated in ceramic titanium. It heats up to 400 degrees in under 30 seconds, and the auto-off feature keeps you safe if you accidentally leave it on.
6. An Iron That Works On Any Hair Type
The Ion Sally Beauty Titanium Pro Spiral Iron has a long clipless barrel to give you fast and easy curls that are even from top to bottom. It heats up to 450 degrees, and reviewers say it works on any hair type: "Love this spiral iron. It curls my course, wavy hair beautifully. It also works great on my daughters thin, straight hair."
7. A Three-In-One Wand That Lets You Customize Your Curls
This ELA wand set comes with two tapered barrels and a spiral that use nano ionic ceramic technology to get smooth, shiny curls every time. It also has a heat-resistant glove and an LED screen that allows you to choose between multiple heat settings.
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