Flat Iron Curls vs. Curling Iron Curls

by HSI Professional | Mar 28 2017

Flat irons and curling iron curls vary in how they style hair and alter its appearance. Hair straightening is a popular styling technique, but so is curling hair. Using a flat iron to curl hair versus a curling iron produces interesting results. They both use heat to alter hair into a new shape and texture. The main question is which one is ideal for achieving tight and bouncy curls?

What’s a Flat Iron Curl?

Flat irons curlers are different from curling irons, referred to as “curling wands” for their smooth, cylindrical shape. Flat iron curlers have a clamp to hold hair in place when it’s rolled up to create a tight, even curl. The heat from the flat iron helps to alter the hair in shape and texture so it the curls stays in place once they’re released from the clamp.

The main issue with flat iron curls is the clamp can leave a crease along the hair when it’s released. The flat iron should be handled with care since it requires being rolled up and close to the scalp. This styling tool carries the risk of heat damage and even people who are experienced with using it have been known to burn themselves. There is not much room for mobility either and the user doesn’t have many options for tight or loose curls.

Curling Iron

What’s a Curling Iron?

The curling iron, or better known as a curling wand, works in a similar fashion to their flat iron curl counterparts with a couple of advantages. The first being the curling wand doesn’t have a clamp to hold hair in place which eliminates the crease. Curling wands have a greater range of motion than their flat iron counterparts since there is nothing to hold the hair in place.

Users have a wider range of options for tight, loose, big, and small curls. Like the flat iron version, users do have to be careful when rolling the curling wand up close to their scalp when curling their hair. The curling wand only should be held in place for a few moments before being pulled smoothly out for beautiful, bouncy curls. While heat damage is still a risk, people have found the curling wand easier to use once they give it a try.

Which One is Better?

Curling wands and flat iron curlers have their drawbacks and advantages which can make it difficult to choose the one that’s right for you. Curling wands offer a greater range of motion, more options for tight or loose curls, and over time can be easier to use. Flat iron curlers have a clamp to hold hair in place which leaves a crease after curling and doesn’t offer a wide range of mobility when being used. Curling wands may be better for people who are used to having several options available when styling their hair.

HSI Professional has several curling wands available for your styling needs which range from simple sets to a professional wand kit for more experienced users. Curling irons may be ideal for people who are new to curling their hair and want to ensure it won’t slide off a wand when they’re using one for the first time. Each of these styling tools is useful in their own way and have their place when curling hair. Curling wands have started to gain traction as the preferred tool to use when curling hair since there is a less potential risk of people burning themselves, they’re easier to handle, and users don’t have to deal with the crease in their hair. Curling wands like

Curling wands have started to gain traction as the preferred tool to use when curling hair since there is a less potential risk of people burning themselves, they’re easier to handle, and users don’t have to deal with the crease in their hair. Curling wands like

Curling Wand Set

Curling wands like HSI Professional’s Curling Wand Set – Groover Kit has interchangeable heads with a digital LCD display to list the current temperature. This gives users a wider range of options for styling their hair and being able to experiment with the kind of curls they prefer. Tight, loose, bouncy, and wavy curls are at their fingertips with this kit without needing to stock several curling wands for different styles.

HSI Professional takes pride in our products and ensuring our customers have access to high-quality hair care tools and accessories. Hair styling is part of any everyday beauty routine and using the right tools to achieve that hottest style for the season makes life easier. We carry a variety of hair care products and tools to help your hair be healthier and bring out the best it should offer for this summer season. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Hair styling is part of any everyday beauty routine and using the right tools to achieve that hottest style for the season makes life easier. We carry a variety of hair care products and tools to help your hair be healthier and bring out the best it should offer for this summer season. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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