Updated January 31, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Curling Irons For Thick Hair

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Whether it's part of your daily routine or you’re looking to get glammed up on a Friday night, styling thick hair can be a tedious and frustrating task when you’re using the wrong tools. To achieve salon-worthy results without the cost, try one of these feature-rich curling irons. We’ve included high-temperature models in a range of barrel sizes that are capable of creating a plethora of looks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Chi Air Spin

2. Ouiast Instant Professional

3. Juhall Upgraded

Editor's Notes

January 28, 2019:

In order to give thick hair a lasting curl, you need a tool capable of reaching at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and even higher if your locks are particularly unruly. One of our first considerations for this list was ensuring that each model featured a range of temperature settings so users could choose the proper heat for their hair thickness and the style they're looking to achieve. After that, we selected barrels with coatings to protect damaged and color-treated tresses, and then ranked based on quality, versatility, and value for money.

4. Bestope Protective

5. MiroPure Smooth

6. Lee Stafford Chopstick

7. Phoebe Ionic

8. Hot Tools Long Lasting

9. Bed Head Curlipops

10. Conair Double

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on January 31, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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