10 Best Curling Irons That Won’t Damage Your Hair

by Noelene Peters
[ Hair Stylist and Salon Owner ]

Curling irons are like eating sweets, no one ever gets fat just eating one sweet.  The same applies to Curling irons – no one has ever damaged their hair using it just once.

I would never suggest using your curling iron every day.  It doesn’t matter how much heat protector you use you simply can’t put excessive heat on your hair daily.

Fortunately, most curling irons don’t come with excessive heat up options like a flat iron does therefore the curl won’t always last for long periods of time.

It all comes down to your hair type, a great heat protector, and of course the best curling iron for beach waves or curls that won’t damage your hair.

Let’s take a look at the great options we have at our finger tips.

T3 Single Pass 1 ¼ inch Curling Iron

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  • Enhanced with T3 single pass technology
  • Has 5 customised heat settings
  • A smart microchip to keep temperature fluctuations
  • It has a ceramic barrel to ensure a smooth glide giving soft healthy curls with no frizz
  • Has a two-year warranty
  • 1 ¼ inch barrel enabling you to form classic and polished curls
  • Great for medium to long hair
  • Heat settings from 260F – 410F
  • Light in weight
  • Auto world voltage

With the temperature settings being adjustable this iron is guaranteed not to caused damage to your hair.

I love the T3 range!  This range blows me away with its great technology.

I don’t know about you but I’m drawn to its style and colour.

With the T3 Single Pass you only need to go over your hair once to create your curl!

Hot Tools Curling Iron

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  • Styling surface is an unsurpassed heat conductor     distributing heat evenly
  • Has a propriety pulse technology which keeps the iron hot consistently
  • If the temperature drops the “smart” tool senses the shift and restores its heat
  • Has a quick heat up to 430F
  • Full control of heat setting by twisting the rheostat control dial
  • Works great on all hair types due to its multiple heat settings
  • “On” indicator allows you to see what mode you are in
  • Extra long barrel by 2 inches.

The features on this iron are great! The gold-plated barrel spells quality for my hair.

Let’s not get put off by the name in thinking that this curling iron gets too hot!

For me the says I have to have this iron as its” hip and happening” on the market.

Infinity Pro by Conair

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  • 25 inch barrel
  • The iron comes with tourmaline ceramic technology which reduces frizz in your hair.
  • The ceramic barrel gives even heat distribution through your hair.
  • It has a 30 second heat up and recovery
  • 5 heat settings making this iron useful on all hair types.
  • Come with an “auto” off Heats up to 400°F

Remember adjusting your heat settings for your hair type is what is going to cause the least amount of damage.  I usually use a lower heat on fine hair and for thick hair I adjust the heat higher as this hair type can be stubborn to get smooth curls.

Conair has been an established company since 1959.  They pride themselves in the hair care world with their leading brand giving you curling irons, curling wands and dryers as well as hair accessories.

Kipozi Curling Iron

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  • Large barrel is designed to glide over your hair
  • Adjustable heat temperature 180F-450F
  • Great for all hair types
  • Has MCH heat technology which enables the iron to heat up in 60 seconds
  • Ceramic coating
  • Comes with a tight clamp to give tension on the hair without pieces falling out.
  • 60 min automatic shut off
  • Dual voltage 100V – 240V

This is definitely one for books.  This brand has taken Amazon by storm!

Kipozi is an Asian brand that started out in 2016 so it is still newish on the market today.

It is one of the fastest growing brands

Everything they make is luxuious and innovtive .

Babyliss Pro Graphite Titanium Curling Iron

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  • 25 inch barrel
  • Has 4 advanced technologies:
  • Graphite, giving durable, low friction styling surface
  • with great heat transfer.
  • Titanium , providing superior heat conductivity and Transfer
  • Ceramic, a natural source of infrared which is less damage to the hair
  • High output generator which emits millions of negative ions for shiny hair
  • Heats up to 430F
  • Barrel is titanium with graphite and ceramic spoon.

I’m liking the technology this iron has to offer for protecting your hair.

Babyliss is another brand taking us by storm with their innovative technology.

GHD Classic

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  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Is a soft curling iron
  • 25 inch barrel
  • Creates soft bouncy waves and gives volume to the root area
  • Ultra Zone tm technology manages the temperature
  • Spring activated leaver
  • Heats to 365F
  • Works best on longer hair
  • Automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes

Take note of the heat temperature on this iron, you will notice it doesn’t get too hot.

Always a favorite in the styling world with its advanced technology always taking care of your hair

FHI Platform Ti Luster

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  • Titanium barrel infused with magnesium to heat up quicker and transfer heat to the hair faster
  • Best for thick or hard to curl hair
  • Moisture locking negative ions keep hair healthy and hydrated
  • Adjustable LED temperature settings up to 450F plus memory function
  • Effortless glide and quick recovery after each curl
  • Universal voltage for easy styling
  • One hour shut off

A great brand not to be overlooked when caring for your hair.

Your hair is your crown so wear it well.

Bio Ionic Curling Iron

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  • 2 inch longer barrel than the average iron
  • Combination of Nanonioc MX AND Bio Ionic Moisturizing heat lock in moisture and seal off the cuticle.
  • Advanced natural ionic technology delivers speed and healthy hair
  • 1 hour auto shut off
  • Digital temperature control

With what this iron has to offer I don’t think you can go wrong.

This brand was founded by a hairdresser!

SRI Infrarose Infrared Curling Iron

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  • Heating 170F-410F, heat-controlled settings
  • Red light therapy to achieve healthier hair


  • High technology Far-infrared light therapy reduces damage to the hair while styling it.
  • The ceramic coated Nano Titanium plates emit negative ions that put moisture into the hair to fight frizz
  • Real Far – infrared light, negative ionic moisture
  • Has an infrared strip light on it

Another healthy option for your hair

SRI stands for Skin Research Institute! Seeing this name representing a curling iron only tells me extra care has been taken developing this.

Mint Professional Series

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  • Extra long hot ceramic barrel maximizing curl flexibility
  • Tight clamp holds hair in place
  • Adjustable temperature settings 270 – 430F
  • 60 second heat up


  • Color ring that changes from grey to white when its fully heated
  • 2 x heaters provide constant heat over the barrel
  • Has ionic, ceramic and tourmaline in its barrel
  • Duel voltage
  • 60 minute shut off.

These products are tested all over the USA in busy salons for best results.

Mints vision is to create a functional attractive durable and quality tool.

Useful tip: Before curling your hair, take a stand and run the iron over it to heat the hair up a little. Then lock your hair into the barrel and wind the hair up.  You will get a better longer-lasting effect.

Have a look at Curling iron vs wand before you make your selection on which styling tool is best for your hair.

Guideline heat setting for hair types with a curling iron and tips on how to use your iron effectively.  

  • Fragile Fine Hair 180F – 239F
  • Thin Easy Curl Hair 239F-302F
  • Normal Texture Hair 302F-383F
  • Wavy or Curly Hair 33F-419F
  • Course Resistant or very Thick Hair 419F-450F
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