The Best Hair Tools | June 2022

Although you can style your hair without them, hair tools can save you time and provide flexibility whether you’re drying, straightening or curling your hair. When deciding which hair tools to add to your collection, you’ll need to consider your hairstyle plans and preferences. Also, keep in mind that hair tools are often versatile, so a single item can both dry and style your hair, or one tool can handle both curling and straightening.

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If you are looking for a tool to dry your hair, you can choose from hair dryers of different sizes and with different speeds and powers. You can opt for a less powerful compact hair dryer with a few heat and speed settings for travelling. You can also choose from professional-level hair dryers that are powerful enough to dry your hair faster and have concentrator and diffuser attachments for easy styling. If you’re looking for versatility, brush-style hair dryers come in handy for quick and easy blow-drys.

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Curling irons are a good choice whether you want light waves or defined curls. They most often come with single barrels of different sizes, where smaller barrels produce tighter curls and larger ones work for looser waves. However, you will also find multi-barrel options designed to quickly make your hair wavy. When looking at curling irons, you will notice that there may or may not be a clamp. Going with a clipless iron offers more flexibility for styling and can make your waves look more natural.

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Flat irons are more versatile than curling irons since you can use one to straighten and curl your hair with the right techniques. You’ll want to pick one with the right size plate for your hair length and texture. A one-inch plate works best for thin or short hair, while a wider plate works for thick or long hair. Some flat irons are labeled for use with damp or dry hair and can save you time.

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Although blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons are the most popular hair tools, you can also find specialty tools. For example, there are hair irons with special plates to make your hair curly or wavy as well as electric paddle brushes that straighten dry hair without a traditional flat iron. You can even find special devices where you stick your hair in to dry or style it automatically.