How to get the most out of your curling iron
For many of us, a curling iron was one of the first styling tools we experimented with. So it’s easy to fall into a curling rut. Take this chance to read up on how to get the most out of your curling iron to make sure you get the curls of your dreams every time.
Choosing the Right Barrel Size
Thought you were going to get soft beach waves, but ending up with corkscrew ringlets? Here’s a basic rule to remember: the bigger the barrel, the looser the curl. A .75" barrel is great for ringlets. A 1" barrel will give you natural-looking curls, while a 1.25" barrel will help you get loose waves. If you’re planning to vary your curls, invest in a tool like the limited edition Neuro® Unclipped 3-in-1 with various barrel sizes.
Watching Your Heat Settings
You can adjust the temperature for a reason. You have to make sure your hair still retains moisture, but the tool also needs to be hot enough to hold the curl. Different hair textures require different temperatures to get their best curl. Top tip: Use Hot Off The Press to protect your locks and to give your curls a little hold!
Holding the Iron
Handle the iron like a pro. Holding the iron horizontally will help you get a tighter curl, while a vertical hold produces looser waves.
Curling Your Hair in Multiple Directions
This will help you get salon-quality curls. When you’re curling your hair at home, you might be using the same arm to curl both sides of your head. But if your arms can take it, switch it up! Curl your hair both toward your face and away from your face create a more natural, flattering look.
Speak to your stylist about a curling lesson next time your're in the salon to perfect this look at home for yourself.