Wavy Curl Hairstyle - with 1 ¼” Barrel Curly Iron
Which Size Curling Iron is Best for You?
If you are looking to create tight tendrils and ringlet curls, then a small barrel is your best bet. Any barrel size under one inch in size will give you tighter curls. Also, if you have short hair it is best to use a small barrel for any curling and smoothing needs.
If you have shoulder-length or longer hair then you can benefit from a one-inch barrel. This size is considered the most “standard” and can create loose, natural waves for every day styles. You can use up to a one and a half inch barrel to get just the right look.
Any barrel that is larger than 1 1/2 inches is best for smoothing hair, as well as adding volume. A 2 inch curling iron create much softer waves, versus a tight curl you can achieve with a small barrel. They are great for long hair and creating a smooth and sleek style.