Best Curling Wand for Thick Hair

September 6, 2019

In a perfect world, everyone with thick hair would also have the time and money to start every day with a picture-perfect salon blowout. Because we live in the real world, the daily blowout just isn’t possible for most of us — but with the right curling iron for thick hair, it isn’t necessary, either. A great curling iron can deliver stunning hairstyles quickly and on a budget, without you ever having to leave your home (though you’ll want to go outside to show off your gorgeous curls, of course).

Curling irons aren’t new tools — your grandmother probably got burned once or twice by them before school dances when she was a kid — but thanks to some recent technological developments, curling irons are easier to use and more useful than ever before. Newer curling irons are made to handle all kinds of hair and provide a broad range of curling styles; some curling irons come with different sized sand barrels, for flowing waves or tighter curls, while others give you very precise control over the heat settings. Many curling irons also now employ negative ion energy, like hair dryers, so they also leave your hair healthy and glowing, which is no small feat for a tool that inherently heats up your hair.

If the breathtaking number of curling iron options sounds overwhelming, don’t worry — MASSE will help you keep them straight. We recommend only the best curling irons for your hair, based on reviews by real people who have really used the curling irons. We’re not cool with paid reviews or sponsored posts, so we’ve banned them entirely, which means that you can absolutely trust the reviews and recommendations you find here. You’ll find only the best curling items, with no chance of being burned. Remember we mentioned that perfect world? This is what it really looks like!

  • Twirl Convertible Curling Iron


    By T3

    Want radiant waves or buoyant curls, but usually only have a minute before you need to rush out the door? Then the Twirl Convertible Curling Iron from T3 was made for you! Thanks to Digital SinglePass technology, it just takes one run-through to create the gorgeous look you want, and its multiple barrels mean that you can get precision that most curling irons just don’t offer. MASSE shoppers with super-thick hair love this one and say they’ve never tried any other curling irons like it!

  • Infiniti Pro Curling Iron


    By Conair

    In our fantasies, Conair employees line up their many, many hair styling products in rows like a symphony orchestra, each serving a different but crucial purpose. Their Infiniti Pro Curling Iron is one of their most advanced instruments, providing lush waves and tight curls for even the thickest and frizziest hair thanks to its tourmaline ceramic surface, nano technology and negative ions. If that sounds pretty advanced, just know this: This curling iron reaches temperatures of up to 400F to handle thick hair, but its surface means that it won’t burn your hair and its tech will help work out frizz and fuss. MASSE shoppers say “it looks like a professional blow out” and crucially, it’s very easy to use.

  • Singlepass Curl Professional Tapered Ceramic Styling Wand


    By T3

    We’re back to T3, because their curling irons are just that good. Once again, MASSE shoppers are raving about one of their fast-working hair irons, with fanfare for the Singlepass Curl Professional Tapered Ceramic Styling Wand. Whereas the Convertible had multiple barrels, this one has a special tapered barrel that makes for healthy waves that last for days. Plus, it heats up quick, so once again, you can get the look you want in just a few minutes.

  • S1 Curling Iron


    By Beachwaver Co

    The only thing easier than using a curling iron is using a curling iron that does all the work for you! Beachwaver’s S1 Curling Iron is designed to gently lock in your hair and rotate it into three different kinds of waves: loose, defined, and glam. It also has variable speeds and only takes a few minutes to work, and pretty much everyone can do it (provided they have long enough hair, of course).

  • 1in 24k Gold Extra-Long Barrel Curling Iron/Wand


    By Hot Tools

    MASSE shoppers say they have been using Hot Tools for years because their curling irons create “curls that stay.” Now, this golden barreled curling iron comes with an extra-long wand, so that people with very long hair can get in on the waves and curling action, too! It extends an extra two inches long, which means just about everyone can use it — pass it around!