Yes! We all love those beautiful locks and cascading curls. If you are a woman with straight hair, trying to achieve the perfect curls, don’t worry. Here is a closer look at what both are, their differences and how to choose the best hair rollers and curling irons for those gorgeous waves with minimal hassle.
Curling irons are economical and easy to use. You can glamorize a simple look in a few minutes with your curling iron. If you want to beautify a look with a few loose twirls around your face, or leave one or two sweeping down the back of your neck, then a curling iron is the perfect tool for you.
Curling irons can also stick hair strands under the hair or toss them out. A curling iron can help curl your entire head and may take 5 to 45 minutes depending on the style you’re aiming for.
Hair rollers give you flawless curls. They may take time, but hot rollers create more enduring curls for the entire evening. Try using hair spray or a thermal styling gel to make your hair shine and help hold your curls for longer.
Comparison between Hair Rollers and Curling Irons
Regardless of what you want to use, you need a bit of time to curl your hair. After all, you do not want your hair to turn out limp or clumpy. The easy way out - make your curls stay all day – is to curl them when wet. If you have plenty of time, both work well. But what if you’re in a rush?
Both hair rollers and curling iron take time to curl your hair, but hair rollers do not provide the results you want if you do not give the curls sufficient time to set in. As such, a curling iron is ideal if you are in a rush because hair managed with hair rollers take time to set.
The length of your hair is an important consideration when picking up a curling tool. Hair rollers and curling irons come in various sizes ranging from ⅜ inch for soft bouncy curls to 2 inches for smooth waves. A hair strand should be able to wrap 1½ times around the barrel for perfect results. However, please note that curling dead straight hair with larger barrels is still difficult. As such, you have a bit of freedom here.
A curling iron holds you by the string, literally. You can set hair rollers and enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio. However, with a curling iron you need to maintain your curls while twisting them, constantly watching them in the mirror. However, curling irons are easy to carry whereas hair rollers may need plenty of space in your closet. As such, curling irons are handier if you don’t mind a little effort.
Now the choice depends on your needs. If you want quick results in a short span time, a curling iron is the best option. However, if you want to save your hair from heat and help you enjoy curls all day and night long, a hair roller is great.