An Uncomplicated Life Blog: 5 Best Curling Irons for Straight Hair

Friday, June 5, 2015

5 Best Curling Irons for Straight Hair

It was a sad day for my hair this week, y'all.

My beloved curling iron, the one I use every. single. day no longer turned on. No more heat came out of the barrel and no lights lit up to tell me she was ready for me. I've had this curling iron for nearly 10 years. It was a painful parting, dumping her in the trash.

What has also been painful is looking at my stick-straight hair since good ol' Conair departed! Thus, I'm in the market for a new curling iron. I know some of you readers are REALLY savvy with this stuff, so I thought I'd ask you: What should I get? Wand or traditional barrel with a clip? What size?

Here's what the internet recommended:

1) Sultra "The Bombshell" wand, $130



2) Conair Infinity Pro "You Curl" wand, $24.99


3) T3 BodyWaver traditional curling iron, $149


4) Sephora Collection "Sculpt" wand, $40



5) Conair Instant Heat traditional curling iron, $12.79


There's obviously a wide range of product types and prices here! I had a Conair, but didn't think it was amazing by any means. I'd prefer to not spend $130-$150, but if it's truly worth it, I'd consider! The Sultra Bombshell got rave reviews from multiple sites... But I'm not sure I want a wand.

Weigh in and help a girl out, will you?! My high end straightener (which I use for flat iron curls, oddly enough) was TOTALLY worth the investment. Should I buck up and invest in a proper curling iron/wand, too?

Linking up with Amanda, Karli, and H54F!

19 comments:

  1. Oo! Got you covered boo.
    I LOVE my Remington wand!! It's slightly tapered, it has great heat settings, it's inexpensive but reliable. You can pick it up at Target. I'll send you a link later.

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  2. i'm a clipless wand girl. i have teflon straight hair and nothing else curls it except my clipless wand that heats up to like 500°

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  3. I'm in the same boat. My In Styler is on its last leg. I love that thing. I think I'm just going to replace it. It's worked so well, I'm afraid to try anything else. But if choosing from your selection, I would try #1.

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  4. A few months ago I bought a NuMe wand and I love it!!! I am hair challenged and my hair does not curl easily and stay in but it does with this wand. I bought a set that came with 3 interchangeable barrels for different sizes of curls.

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  5. Forgot to mention there are tons of coupon codes online for NuMe. I think I got a $199 set for $99.

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  6. Clipless wand! They give a much more natural look and they're so much faster than a traditional curling iron. I still have my oldie-but-goodie curling iron but I reach for my wand SO much more. You'll love it. The one Jaelan mentioned above is one of the ones I have and it's great. I like having a larger barrel straight that gives those really soft, loose curls too.

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  7. I have the Conair traditional curling iron. Works just fine, except my hair won't hold a curl to save it's life. I'm very curious about the wands though.

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  8. i only have con air and i like them, but like you it's not amazing. i was thinking of trying a hot tools one next, they have super good reviews.
    i prefer the clampy thing because you can always ignore the clamp and use it as a wandy thing but you can't create a clamp where there isn't one, you know? i also dislike the wands with the tapered end thingys.
    RIP old curling wand.

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  9. I have the red wand you have pictured and very pleased with it! It has a smaller barrel though so if you want looser curls may want to go with a larger barrel

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  10. I got the "bombshell" as a gift one year and is it is rather amazing but I actually use my barrel with clip one ($40 from the drugstore) way more often. The wand is more versatile and when my hair dresser uses it she makes the best curls, but I'm lazy and the barrel makes for nice big lose curls that I like.

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  11. I have a curling wand and no lie every single time I go to use it I have to watch a youtube video to figure out how to reuse it again hahahaha but it makes really pretty/natural waves. The bombshell one has been on my radar as well but there are so many options out there I didn't know if I needed to make the 100+ commitment. I guess I'm actually no help but I can imagine how sad that was when it didn't turn on!

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  12. I've been looking for a good medium-priced wand for a while. That Sephora one looks like a winner! I'm definitely going to check it out next time I'm there. Thanks for the tip!

    PS I'm checking in from #H54F!

    www.shesleaninginblog.com

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  13. The Conair one has been my old faithful for years, though these days, I simply pin my hair at night if I want loose curls ;) I'm too darn lazy

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  14. Nice :) Enjoy the weekend!

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  15. I would be sad too!! I have a Conair and will be in trouble when it no longer works!! I hope you find one you like. I'd be willing to pay big bucks for one IF it was worth it but I truly believe the cheaper irons do a great job. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Thanks for this post.. I have straight hair.. I have used a wand but sometimes scares me I am going to burn myself

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  17. Conair products are great. Have you tried Nume? I bought 2 different sized wands from them and they work really well.

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  18. I prefer Karmin :D

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  19. I personally love my Karmin ^_^

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