What type of curling iron should I use for a wavy effect?
Do you want waves that give the impression that you are coming back from the beach? You don't know which model of hair straightener is the most effective to achieve this "wavy" effect. The type of curling iron you choose will optimize your chances of achieving the desired result. Because yes, the material is decisive for the effect you are looking for. Here are some criteria to observe to achieve this.
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Shape and material
As the name suggests, the conical curling iron is cone-shaped. Its specificity allows the hair to wrap around and not to curl it in full : it will not curl the tip, which will give this loose, wavy effect. It is ideal for those who seek at all costs a natural and not too sophisticated effect like tighter curls (English). Its diameter is higher towards the base and narrows towards the end, so it is important because it will allow you to choose the type of loop you want to obtain. The smaller the diameter of the curling iron, the more the curls will be defined, tightened as if you had put curlers. In addition, if you choose a completely ceramic designed iron (not only the coating) the heat will spread over your hair more evenly, it will attack the hair less and heat up more quickly.
Ionic curling iron or steam?
The best known of all is the steam curling iron . Indeed, under the heat, it gives off steam and makes the hair more malleable, more flexible, the key to having undulations. Because yes the flexibility allows the hair to do like a "yoyo" that is to say that the loop will not be fixed and rigid but rather manageable and therefore more natural .
The curling ionic iron, begins to make more and more of technological. Its technology, already present in hair dryers, has the capacity to reduce frizz , to make the hair more shiny. It releases high heat without static electricity, hence the elimination of frizz. It is very effective for thick hair and girls with fairly dense hair. In short, the two are similar in their ability to make ripples, the steam iron still seems the most effective because it is ideal for people looking for flexible curls.
So if you want to have this beach effect, natural and flexible, it is better to opt for a conical iron, steam, of small diameter and entirely in ceramic, I would also recommend checking out Kalista Salon for more guides and reviews of curling iron. Other types or materials are not to be banned, but will not produce the effect you are looking for. We can also, beforehand, apply a styling mousse which will discipline the hair and make it more malleable without forgetting a heat-protecting spray to avoid weakening the hair fiber.