This Victorian Sandymount home is on the market for €1.4 million
This Victorian Sandymount home is on the market for €1.4 million

Megan Burns

Declutter your makeup bag and create a beauty routine that’s sustainable (in more ways than one)
Declutter your makeup bag and create a beauty routine that’s sustainable (in more ways than...

Sarah Finnan

‘Bridgerton’ author on the female gaze and why the show’s sex scenes are revolutionary, not raunchy
‘Bridgerton’ author on the female gaze and why the show’s sex scenes are revolutionary, not...

Sarah Finnan

Dublin has been named one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet
Dublin has been named one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit...

Megan Burns

5 spooky bakes to make at home this Halloween
5 spooky bakes to make at home this Halloween

Erin Lindsay

40 must-read books to try before you’re 40
40 must-read books to try before you’re 40

Sophie White

“Every day is a bad day” My invisible battle with Lyme disease
“Every day is a bad day” My invisible battle with Lyme disease

Amanda Cassidy

Finally, scientific proof that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were subject to an online hate campaign
Finally, scientific proof that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were subject to an online hate...

Sarah Finnan

Even former Victoria’s Secret models felt brand’s body ideals ‘went against Mother Nature’
Even former Victoria’s Secret models felt brand’s body ideals ‘went against Mother Nature’

Sarah Finnan

Netflix and Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Inventing Anna’, will be the must-see series of 2022
Netflix and Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Inventing Anna’, will be the must-see series of 2022

Jennifer McShane

Image / Beauty

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair


by Jennifer McShane
02nd Jul 2017
5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair

For curly haired gals, there’s a good base to work with. Your locks have a natural kink; this helps set the curl (hurrah!) but you also frequently engage in what can only be described as a daily war trying to tame frizz and fuzzy hair – and it ain’t pretty. At least, not the kind of pretty you become accustomed to waltzing out of a salon post-blowdry. And for those that find their tresses kink-free, the Holy Grail is getting the curl in the first place, making sure it stays put. In both cases, extra help is required – especially if you want beachy waves before you head on your summer holidays. Take it from someone who knows (and whose wallet is usually empty because of it), salon-standard curly locks aren’t possible without the use of a decent electronic tool or weekly trips to your hairdresser (if only). ?And because none of us have the time and/or funds to indulge in a thrice-weekly professional blow-dry (the dream) to maintain or give us?the curls we so desire, a hair gadget is the only answer. Luckily, hair tools have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, so you no longer have to fork out every scent you own for something that actually works.

Below is our tried and tested guide to five electric tools that will unleash your hair’s curl:

GHD Curve Soft Curl Tong

This one is on the higher-end of the price scale, but boy does it do the job. ?is The soft curl tong uses GHD Tri-Zone technology to ensure an optimum temperature is consistently maintained across the entire plate which is said to increase shine and an impressive 50 percent?less breakage. The result is super-sleek hair a 32mm barrel ideal for creating soft tumbling waves. The tong itself is really easy to handle and the curls stay put, even if you’re hair is more straight to start with. ?150?

Babyliss?Curl Secret

Known as the lazy girl’s dream curling tool, this is one for those who want something to curl the hair quickly and easily. ?Simply section off a small piece of hair (stay small; going too big could mean your hair getting stuck), place it in position and watch it disappear into the device (and panic not, that’s supposed to happen). Once in the ‘ceramic curl chamber’, it’ll be heated from all angles before releasing a curl. Great for those with straight hair or for those who wish to tame coarse unruly hair into perfect curls. Pricey, but worth it.??169.99

Remington Curl Revolution

Remington’s ?The Curl Revolution?, is a blessing for those that cannot wrap their hair around a barrel without getting second-degree burns as the wand does it for you (minus the burns). This one is also highly innovative?in that the wand can rotate in different directions to create both curl orientations – curl in the same direction for a more uniform, polished look; curl in different directions for a more natural look. And it heats up in around 15 seconds – ideal if you’re about to dash out the door for work. ?129.99

TRESemm? Perfectly (Un)done Curling Tong Curler

This one is a great budget buy, and the results far outshine its cost. The barrel is ceramic coated, with three different heat settings and a maximum temperature of 200 degrees. It’s sleek and simple to use and particularly great if you’re a beginner looking for a subtle wave. This one works best on those with short or shoulder-length hair. ?28.99?

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

This one can be bought online and frequently tops Best Curling Tongs lists across the globe. And for a good reason. With five heat settings and three interchangeable barrels, flitting between tousled waves, polished curls or bouncy curls can be easily done, simply by changing the barrel. Oh, and Blake Lively uses it in case you needed more convincing. ?225

Also Read

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
Inside Adwoa Aboah’s beauty routine

From the Spring issue of IMAGE Magazine, model, founder of Gurls Talk and Rimmel London’s first global brand activist, Adwoa Aboah shares her beauty must-haves.

By Holly O'Neill

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
Team IMAGE on their all-time favourite foundation

Team IMAGE on the lightweight, fresh-faced and affordable foundation they can’t be without. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation, €6.90 After about...

By Holly O'Neill

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
Nowstalgia: beauty’s most forward-thinking trend? Looking back

This season, beauty steps back in time to revive the ugliest fads of the past, from the beige lip to...

By Holly O'Neill

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
Gareth Bromell on how to get healthier hair while you’re stuck at home

Gareth Bromell, a global talent in hair who has worked with the biggest names in fashion and entertainment, has opened...

By Holly O'Neill

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
7 helpful steps to making your foundation look its best

How to make foundation look better? The answer lies beneath the surface. More than any other category, when it comes...

By Melanie Morris

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
Black lipstick: Here’s how to pull it off

Halloween is the season for trying out some dramatic makeup looks unabashed. And because we’re coming into winter, it means...

By Jennifer McShane

5 Electronic Tools Perfect For Those Who Want Curly Hair
BEAUTY
Five perfect matte lipsticks that your mask won’t budge

Don’t let your mask keep you from your lipstick – rely on these creamy matte formulas that won’t budge.Looking for...

By Holly O'Neill