A thermal hairstyling tool that is used to create hair ringlets or waves is called a curling iron. This can be used for getting tight curls, loose curls or spirals. These different types depend on the type of barrel you use. Spiral irons should be used for getting precisely formed coils.
The classification of this hair styling tool is on the basis of the type of curls they produce and also the material that lines or coats their barrels. Metal plated or chrome plated barrels produce positive irons that opens hair shaft. They may cause dryness and damage to hair. Because of this, chrome irons are cheapest. And thus, it is recommended for those who seldom apply it.
Titanium or gold barrels are somewhat better than the chrome barrels since the heat is more evenly. They are also better conductors of heat and thus requests less amount of time to curl the hair. There is a hair protection mechanism in Teflon coated barrels. Unlike gold or chrome varieties. Teflon has a feature of keeping the hair from snagging on the barrel.
But this lining can chip away after sometime. Tourmaline and ceramic curling irons are greatly praised by hair stylists and users as being the healthiest option to curl your hair. They will give off negative ions that will propel the positive charge of the hair shaft. And this makes the smoother tresses.
Do not risk the health of your hair while using any type of products to curl or style your hair. You have to use a setting lotion or the protective serum on hair before using any curling iron. You should consider the condition of your hair before applying any heat styling.
If your hair is permed or color treated, you have to think twice before applying these thermal hairstyling tools or at least don't use it frequently. If you plan to use a curling iron on a daily basis, then invest in a tourmaline or ceramic one. It will keep your hair more attractive and healthier, even though it is pricey. You have to clean the barrel after every time you use it. You can use a paper towel to wipe away the buildup that is present on the cylinder.