I wanted to share a fairly new-to-me curling iron that I’ve been loving so far this year. It’s the 24K Gold Curling Iron by Hot Tools in the 1-1/4 in. barrel.
I’m pretty lazy when it comes to hairstyles – I pretty much only brush my hair on days that I wash it and hope that it doesn’t get too tangled on the in-between days! However, every now and then, I like to put a little effort into how my hair looks and this is the tool that I’ve been reaching for!
One of the main things that I like about this is the fact that you can use the iron in two ways. The first way is to use the spring clamp and use it as a traditional curling iron. The second way is to use it as a curling wand by just leaving the clamp down and wrapping your hair around the barrel. I purchased my iron at Ulta, and depending on the look that you’re going for, they offer this curling iron in 5 different barrel sizes. The smaller the size of the barrel, the tighter the curl will be and the larger the size of the barrel, the looser the curl will be. The size of barrel that I have is smack dab in the middle, and I find it to be perfect for the beachy wave effect that I prefer.
The iron is very straightforward and has just 2 button areas. There is a standard on / off switch on one side, and a temperature dial on the other side.
I like that it has the little stand so that I can rest the iron on my countertop in between sectioning my hair and know that it won’t burn anything. I also like the size of the hand-held part of the curling iron. It’s very comfortable and I find that it’s very compatible for my hand-size in that I could maneuver the iron with just one hand if I needed to. Another reason that this has become my go-to curling iron is because of the length of time that the waves hold without having to use hairspray. I really dislike the crunchy feeling that hairspray leaves behind so I prefer not to use it. I personally don’t mind that the waves loosen through the day, I just care that a wave is still visible, and this iron does just that. I put it to the ultimate test when I visited Disneyland back in March – I curled my hair at 8am that morning, walked around during a very hot day, went on a bunch of rides, and the loose waves still held when I got home at around midnight.
After I curl my hair, I will loosely run my fingers through to separate the waves a bit, and this is what it looks like!
What are your favorite ways to wear your hair?!