Transform straight hair into wavy locks, or tame the frizziest naturally curly hair
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we reckon the best curling wands could be the millennial alternative. For those with naturally poker-straight locks they’re a look-transforming tool, while for curly-haired girls they can tame tousled tresses and fight frizzy hair.
While the best hair straighteners often double as a curler, wands are your hot ticket to harder-to-achieve hair looks. Whether you’re inspired by retro styling or the much sought-after relaxed waves, these are the best curling wands that will get you the results.
The choice look on the catwalk pretty much every year is the beach babe wave; making its return time and time again, it’s the perfect style whatever the weather. Curling wands are your best bet for this on-trend hairstyle, because they won’t leave your hair in tight ringlets. Instead, lush looking loose waves will be yours – see our round up of curly hairstyles for more inspo.
Size-wise, large barrel curlers are the way to go if you’re after gorgeous, super-smooth bouncy waves. Brand-wise, ghd and Cloud Nine are high up there on our wish list and well worth the investment for their long lasting benefits and salon -worthy finish.
If you’re looking for something equally effective in the curling department, but without the heavier price tag, look to Revlon, TRESemmé and BaByliss – their pro stylers can be snapped up for under £100.
Worried the heat will damage your healthy locks? Try T3. Their cleverly designed ceramic barrel actually locks in moisture, leaving you with glossy, frizz-free hair.
If you’re confident in hairstyling then opt for a grip-free curling wand. But if you’re looking for easy-to-achieve, fuss-free waves, or you’re a beginner when it comes to curling and waving, then the best curling wands with a firm clamp are the way to go.
Straight locks, be gone; it’s time to say hello to big and bouncy hair.
This is one of the most versatile curling wands out there because the barrel is tapered, allowing for everything from tight curls to loose bouncing waves – truly creative indeed.
If it's lots and lots of skinny curls you're after, this ultra thin wand from Babyliss does the job (and does it well). Slow and steady wins the race.
Great for loose, tumbling curls, Cloud Nine's barrel wand is a great choice if you want to add a slight smooth wave to your locks. Its barrel is mineral infused, leaving hair soft, smooth and shiny once you've finished styling.
If you have SUPER DUPER long hair, that doesn't mean you have any less right to fabulous curls and waves. However, it can take hours with your standard curling tong – the Turbo Tong however is longer than normal so perfect for Rapunzel-style locks.
If you prefer a big, wavy style to neat corkscrew curls, then T3's BodyWaver is the curling wand for you. Promising smooth and frizz free waves, you're sure to love this one for a bit of added 'oomph' to your natural hair.
If you want some bang for your buck, look no further than this curling wand by Remington. The wand itself is infused with keratin and macadamia oil to keep your hair healthy while you style, and it creates great bouncy curls.