Updated January 29, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Curling Irons For Thick Hair

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. 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 picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best curling irons for thick hair on Amazon.

10. Conair Double

9. Bed Head Curlipops

8. Hot Tools Long Lasting

7. Phoebe Ionic

6. Lee Stafford Chopstick

5. MiroPure Smooth

4. Bestope Protective

3. Juhall Upgraded

2. Ouiast Instant Professional

1. Chi Air Spin

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.


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Last updated on January 29, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer who fled the dry heat of the desert for Southern California, where she continues to enjoy drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of everyday life and channeling Rick Steves.


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