Martina Hunter Curling Iron September 06th, 2018 - 08:08:25
We only have to look at carvings from the ancient world to see that people cared about the style of their hair and that a popular style involved creating curls. Babylonian and Assyrian men dyed their hair and square beards black and crimped and curled them with curling irons. Persian nobles also curled their hair and beards quite often staining them. Egyptian nobles men and women cropped their hair close but later for coolness and cleanliness in their hot climate shaved their heads. On ceremonial occasions for protection from the sun they wore wigs. The wigs would be short and curly or long and full of curls or braids. The Science Museum has an example of curling tongs used by rich Egyptians to prepare their wigs.
Besides wasting a lot of time by dealing with curlers and rushing to your stylist for getting perm treatment there are a number of effective alternative for getting perfect curls. Curling iron is an inexpensive easy to use and an effective device to give you curly locks. A curling iron can give you a variety of long lasting curls within few minutes. Curling iron glamorizes your personality and emphasis on the facial features. Getting curls is an effortless task as once you have splits them after unraveling the curls last long. The curling iron is designed specially for tending the delicate hair ends. You can tuck your hair in the curling iron or flip them out to get spiral or barrel curls. The curling iron is portable and has versatile features and precisely curls the hair strands in the desired manner. The curling iron has the unbeatable capacity of curling small sections of your hair in any style. The curling iron is very effective and requires 5 to 45 minutes for curling the hair depending upon the style.
Equally important is to use a curling tool with right barrel size. For instance if you would like to have springy curls then it is advisable to use a curling rod with a barrel weighing just.75 inch. This is also suitable for people with short as well as fine hair. Likewise for natural curls use a curling iron with one inch barrel. Further it would be enough if you use a curling rod with barrel of 1.5 - 2 inches for creating cascading waves. For best results use a curling rod with adjustable heat settings. This in turn would help to adjust the heat settings to suit the texture of your hair. Prior to curling your hair prepare your hair by shampooing it and then use a heat protectant spray or gel on your damp hair. Then blow dry and divide your hair into small sections. The next step is to plug in the curling tool. When it reaches the desirable temperature unclip a section of your hair to place it within the curling rod. Now glide down the curling tool starting from the scalp. When the iron reaches the tip of the hair roll up and hold it for about ten seconds. Repeat the same procedures with all the other sections of your hair.
The curling iron has remained a favoured tool in spite of all the chemical inventions. We have moved on from the metal rods heated by insertion into hot coals or heating on gas or electric stoves. With no control of the heat of the iron there must have been many cases of singed hair not to mention burnt fingers and scalps! Modern day styles demand more control and flexibility of hair style with hair looking loose rather than "glued into place". Electrically heated and electronically controlled irons and tongs are now available. The barrels come in varying sizes enabling a tight curl or loose falling curl finish. Some have a smooth easy-glide ceramic barrel to create a super smooth finish and you can also purchase drop curl hair tongs with a cone shaped tong to create loose tumbling waves and tousled curls. The fluctuation in hair styles from curly to straight and back again means manufacturers will continue to dream up new innovations to attract both professional hair stylists and the consumer.