How Curling Iron Sizes Affect The Curl Results

I came across this little infographic on Total Beauty and I thought it was worth a share. Many times we buy curling irons without an idea of how the iron size affects the end results of your curls.

Essentially, the larger the barrel size the larger the curls, nothing new there then! I have been caught out by curls that fall way too quickly in the past which was due to picking an unsuitable barrel size. Smaller curls stay intact longer and larger curls will provide volume to thin looking hair but they fall faster.

Of course these days you will find curling wands that are thicker at the base and thinner at the end. This allows you to create most of these styles without the need to have separate styling tools for each look.

How Curling Iron Sizes Affect The Curl Results

Originally posted 2014-02-25 20:00:07.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Felicia Estrella

Last one

Tracey Mc Cloud-Killebrew

So true

Dominique Killingthemsoftly Jordan

I got 1 1/4

Kelly Gordon

I have 1

Arbria Farmer

I don’t put curling iron in my hair nomore it damage my hair.

Nikkiea Queanna Rawls

It only damages if done to much.

Arbria Farmer

I know but my hair can’t take it l got that fine hair type.

Jamillah Davis

User error.

Arbria Farmer

What’s that?

Alexandria Savoy

Thank you

Kiara Dawkins
Kiara Dawkins

Only a year natural. I try to stay away from heat but as soon as it gets longer I will try it atleast once.

Audrey Atkins

i like 3/4 5/8 3/8

Lebogang Motlhatswi

1″, 3/4, 5/8 and 3/8

Alana Lawhon

Duh. .. of course The iron size affect the curl size. Did this really need to be told! !

Mara Johnson

Looks good

Karimah Harley

Good information because I want to know what size does what curls/styles. And I just purchased a curling wand. But I like 3/4

Eline Narula

8

Betty Khaldoune

Which hair rollers are best to use to achieve the above curls? I do not blow dry my hair nor use any heat in my hair.

Alexis Vincentmartinswife Flowers

I like, Loose curls,Tall curls 1”,Vintage curls,Smooth Tight curls.

Adebanjo Bukola
Adebanjo Bukola

The last one thanks for taking out time to explain.