If you haven’t tried curling your hair with your straighteners then it’s time you did, not only can you create a range of different curls, but compact packing has never been easier when you’re travelling and need to cut down on what you’re taking.
Here we run through the pick of the best straighteners that curl your hair.
Below is our pick of the best straighteners to curl your hair with, with different price ranges and different brands to choose from, as well as some simple tips on how to curl your hair with straighteners.
Which straightener will you be using to curl your hair with from now on?
Best straighteners that curl your hair
- ghd V Classic hair styler
- BaByliss Diamond 235 Hair Straightener
- Karmin G3 Salon Pro Professional Ceramic Hair Straightener
- Toni & Guy Limited Edition Fluid Metal Styler
- Nicky Clarke DesiRED straightener
- ghd Platinum Styler
- Cloud Nine Original Iron hair straightener
- Remington Rose Pearl Ceramic Straightener
- L'Oreal Professionnel Steampod straightener
- How to curl your hair with straighteners
ghd V Classic hair styler
The Classic hair styler from ghd is the reason we began using straighteners to curl our hair, so we couldn’t leave this out of the list.
The highly professional tool ensures our hair is straightened to perfection, curled beautifully and adds waves we could only dream of getting at the beach.
Yes, we know ghd’s are expensive hair tools, but when you factor in cost per use and the fact that you’ll have it for so many years, it’s definitely worth the investment.
- ghd V styler has smoother plates and ceramic technology to create a professional finish
- A cooler, lighter body than ghd Mark IV styler makes it easier to handle for longer while styling
The BaByliss Diamond Straightener offers salon performance with Diamond Radiance Shine system, which combines smooth ideal-glide diamond infused ceramic to transform the hair: giving optimum smoothness, combined with the active ionic conditioners that release frizz-controlling ions, hair is healthier looking, visibly smoother and silky soft.
The BaByliss Diamond Straightener is ideal for curling your hair too because the longer straightening plates allow for larger sections of hair to be styled at one time (ideal for those with thicker hair) and the curved housing design make it ideal for both straightening and curling – meaning you don’t get any unsightly kinks in the hair.
The Karmin Salon Pro is perfect for both professional use as well as at home, with features such as flash quick heating, a tangle-free swivel cord and temperature settings for all hair types.
Styling your hair is virtually effortless and results are smooth, silky and shiny hair.
This versatile styling iron goes beyond straightening as the floating plates feature curved, anti-slip edges to create smooth, seamless curls and waves while preventing damage to your hair.
The Karmin G3 Salon Pro Professional Ceramic Hair Straightener not only looks the part, sleek design with shiny solid black ceramic plates, but it also acts the part too. It helps to create flawless hairstyles with minimum fuss.
- Advanced 100% Pure Tourmaline Ceramic plates.
- Professional grade heating element for flash quick heating.
Since 1963, Toni & Guy have been at the forefront of hair fashion, creating and visualising trendsetting looks.
Now Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe is introducing the Fluid Metal Styler. A product with superior iridescent plates, designed by professionals and used backstage at London Fashion shows, this collection guarantees outstanding professional performance.
This professional styler straightens curls and waves with one glide through the hair. Designed with superior heater technology, the 25mm floating plates ensure perfect results and flawless finish hair.
The Limited Edition hair styler has been designed with iridescent titanium plates for ultimate heat transfer, developed to enhance shine and smooth hair follicles as you style. This Professional Straightener heats up in seconds with variable temperature controls and a maximum temperature performance of 230C.
- Iridescent titanium styler
- Straightens, curls and waves your hair
The state-of-the-art hair straightener is part of the ‘next generation’ DesiRED range – Nicky Clarke’s best selling range – and has been updated using ceramic black pearl for a smoother finish, and Moroccan oil for a desirable, luscious shine.
Nicky Clarke says: “My new DesiRED straightener is the ultimate in salon styling – and always in my kit bag for photo shoots. Real black pearl improves the glide of the plates through the hair – smooth styling, less snagging. Tourmaline, Moroccan oil and nano silver leave hair smooth, sleek and glossy. Advanced ceramic heating technology offers fast heat up and constant temperatures. With smooth, curved edges and long plates, my DesiRED straightener is perfect for creating curls, too.”
The smooth, curved edges and long plates on Nicky’s new DesiRED straightener are perfect for creating curls as well as super-straight styles.
- Black Pearl ceramic plates with a top temperature of 230°C that glide through hair and create a gorgeous shine
- Ceramic heating technology gives a fast heat up time and even heat distribution
Evolving from the success of the ghd eclipse, the hair brand has extended their hair straightener line with the Platinum styler – an innovative all-purpose tool that incorporates ghd’s patented tri-technology for kinder styling that’s safer-for-hair heat, and yields better results.
Zoe Irwin, ghd’s UK brand ambassador, explains: “The new design is great. Hairdressers know that even the best stylers can suffer when the plates meet awkwardly and slide vertically against each other, causing slippage. The new wishbone hinge design of the ghd platinum ensures a perfect fit that’s totally stable, allowing for a completely smooth, controlled finish.”
The unique wishbone hinge gives you greater control to create any style; straight, curly or wavy. It spreads heat evenly throughout the hair, so there are no more annoying kinks and no hair left un-styled; creating the perfect look.
This multi-award winning iron helps you magic up a gorgeous style in no time at all, whether you’re creating bouncy curls, super sleek tresses or beach babe waves.
The floating design of the ceramic plates ensures they glide through your locks without any unwelcome snagging. You can also easily control the temperature, while the clever MicroComputer heating system and sensor adjust the heat as you straighten to ensure this iron is kind to your hair.
The mineral-infused design helps to maintain an even heat across the plates to give you a wonderfully professional finish. The “special and mysterious ingredient” from Cloud Nine gives your hair added shine and sparkle, each and every time you use your irons.
- The Original Iron takes 20 seconds to reach maximum temperature.
- 7 Heat Temperature Settings - set the iron from 100°C to 200°C and choose the heat that's best suited to your hair type
The brand new straighteners from Remington have certainly caught our eye, simply because they look so pretty. The Rose Pearl Ceramic Straightener thankfully has the high quality too.
They heat up to a range of temperatures so you can choose the best one for your own hair, the plates are ceramic to minimise damage to your locks, plus they’re made with real pearl so that they glide through your hair without snagging. Perfect for straightening but even better for when you’re curling your hair with them because you spend so much time twisting the straightener as you curl.
L'Oreal Professionnel Steampod straightener
The L’Oreal Professionnel Steampod straightener is a combination of steam and pro-keratin technology that leaves your hair silky smooth and helps to protect it from heat damage too.
The straightener plate is wider than most of the other straighteners mentioned above, so it’s perfect for those with thicker or longer locks.
The anodized floating plates are flexible which means they’re perfecting for twisting around your hair to make curls and waves, and the continuous steam pressure opens the hair cuticle to retain natural moisture levels, so hair is glossy, smooth and hydrated even after you’ve styled it.
How to curl your hair with straighteners
Brush through your hair to ensure there are no knots or tangles. Then section off the hair so you can work on smaller pieces at a time.
If you want a tighter curl then use smaller sections of hair, while larger sections will create a looser wave.
Take one piece of hair at a time, and the straightener near the top of the head, a couple of inches away from the roots. Clamp the hair between the styler and then twist it around your hair, coming down the hair as you move the straightener around.
You only need to hold the straightener lightly on your locks, there’s no need to really clamp down tightly as it’s the heat and the styling technique that creates the curl, not the pressure you exert.
Repeat this all through your hair, if you want more textured curls twist the hair in opposite directions, however if you want a more uniform curl twist the straightener in the same direction as you move through your hair.
If you want defined curls leave your hair as it is, but if you want a looser wave use your fingers to brush through it for a more relaxed finish.
Don’t forget a spritz of your favourite hair spray to help keep the curls in place.
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