Choose The Right Curling Iron Size: Solution for all Hair Types

Dress? Check. Makeup? Check. Hair? Err! Disaster! So, what made you look like you chose a "Retro" theme when the fact is you were trying to get the flawless bunch of bouncy curls?

Does this mean you lack the curling/hair styling skills? Nah! It strictly points out to the size of the barrels you own. Ah, now you get it? Well, who said size doesn't matter? It really does, at least in this case!

So, to slay with the perfect rings of flawless curls, first you need to know and set the "relationship goals" between your hair length and the barrel size, and then, your desired hairstyle and the accurate barrel size.

choose the right curling iron size

Relating your hair length with the barrel size:

Know the length of your hair. Is it short, medium, or long? Well, knowing the length of your hair assists you in choosing the perfect barrel size.

Pro tip:

The barrel size of the curling iron you choose must be proportional to the length of your hair.

If you are more like a lady boss with a dynamic, short hair, then, you should be choosing the small-sized barrels i.e., 3/4'', 1/2'', 3/8'', 5/8''.

The gorgeous and smart looking long hair girls should go for the large-sized barrels i.e., 1.25'', 1.5'', 1.75'', 2''.

If you are slaying with the ravishing and pretty medium hair length, then, both small-sized barrels and large-sized barrels are happy to serve you in adding your hair some more charm!

Well, if you are in a mood of changing your medium-length hair to short hair or vice versa, or even growing your medium-length hair to lengthy, strong hair, then, it is difficult to choose the barrel which should be suitable for all the hair lengths.

The 1'' barrel is your go to for all the length types. Thus, you do not need to change your plans in giving your gorgeous hair a brand new diva look! Be it short, long or medium, you can always curl it up with the way you want it to be by using a 1'' barrel!

Now that the barrel-length mess is cleared, let's shift the spotlight towards:

Relating the hairstyle and exact barrel size:

First, make sure of how exactly you want your hair to be styled. Tight curls? Bouncy curls? Beachy? Wavy? Well, the list goes on!

Once you decide your potential look, it is time to choose the right barrel size to obtain that desired look. But, how to decide which suits best for which hairstyle?

Here's the fix:

3/8'' Barrel:

choose the right curling iron size

If you have a short/ medium length thin hair and you desperately want to add more bounce and volume to your hair, then, you should be choosing 3/8'' barrel. Not only it adds, but it also outbursts the bouncy and makes it look voluminous!

However, I have to inform you that curling a straight, oft hair would consume more time than required.

1/2'' Barrel:

Curl the straight, thick hair up with his barrel into bouncy, curls! Want to experiment your hair by trying something new? This barrel great for creating beachy, loose and wavy curls too! Well, as an icing on the cupcake, it never forgets to add the bounce to your hair by making it stylish and voluminous.

5/8'' Barrel:

If you are planning to own spiral, springy curls especially for a short or medium (even shoulder-length) hair, then, this is your go to!

As it adds a more fresh and stylish look, it is recommended for the ones with straight and thin hair. As it is neither too wide nor too narrow, this creates the best curls by adding more liveliness to your hair by making it look more voluminous!

3/4'' Barrel:

choose the right curling iron size

Are vintage curls one your bucket list? Well, it's time to give it a big, fat tick! Yes, with a 3/4'' barrel, you can own a perfect loose, stylish, polished curls or also called as corkscrew curls!

As it creates a gorgeous natural looking curls, it is recommended for the ones with short or shoulder-length hair. Oh yeah! It works best on both thin hair and thick hair.

1'' Barrel:

choose the right curling iron size

As you already are aware of the fact that "when in doubt, choose 1'' barrel", it is time to reveal the fact that it is considered as the king of all barrels. Well, no wonder it is called so!

You can use this on any type of hair and style almost all the curing styles. Right from the tight curls, you can achieve to create a flawless full-bodied and wavy curls by using this one amazing barrel.

11/2'' Barrel:

Curl the straight, thick hair up with his barrel into bouncy, curls! Want to experiment your hair by trying something new? This barrel great for creating beachy, loose and wavy curls too! Well, as an icing on the cupcake, it never forgets to add the bounce to your hair by making it stylish and voluminous.

2'' Barrel:

choose the right curling iron size

If you are dying to add some spark to your long and straight hair, then, try using a 2'' barrel. This is proudly called "the bumper" as it creates the beautiful loose waves and beach waves!

Well, you will not be disappointed by using this curler as it makes you happy by topping it up with a nice volume to your straight hair.

Conclusion

So, what do you decide your hair length to be? Short, medium, long? How do you want them to be styled? Tight and bossy? Loose and elegant? Fancy ringlets? Or stylish waves?

Who says you can't have it all? With the right barrel and proper guidance, you can make all your dreams come true! Make every strand of your hair talk! Do let us know how you define your style statement!

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