About Professional Curling Irons

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Professional curling irons often are equipped with a temperature control gauge, can heat up to higher temperatures than a commercial iron and are available in both a spring iron format as well as a Marcel iron design. Learn about professional curling irons, available at any local beauty supply store, with beauty tips from a professional hairstylist in this free video on hair care.

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Hi, I'm Amelia and I'm here to talk to you about professional curling irons. Professional curling irons are basically the curling irons that you're going to get in your local beauty supply. The same type of curling iron that your hairdresser at home may use. A lot of times they do have a temperature gage so you can control the temperature, this one goes up to four hundred degrees. If your hair is on the finer side you're going to want to start out with a little bit lower temperature, if your hair is pretty coarse and thick you're going to want to start out with a higher temperature. And it's kind of like the rabbit and the hare. So if you are trying to curl your hair quickly and you want to get the curl in quick and hold it tight, you're just going to turn it all the way up. And that would be the rabbit. And if you - it doesn't need to be that tight and you don't care how long you keep it in your hair, you can start on a lower temperature, it protects your hair a little bit more. Now there's two different kinds of curling irons, a lot of designers use the spring iron which is this. So the handle has just a simple thing that you just hold it down and it's going to hold onto that hair a lot better. So you're going to have a lot more control with this iron. So it's just going to hold on to that hair, so you see I'm just pulling - it's not going anywhere. And then there's the Marcel iron which is more - used by more professionals. This is actually taught in beauty school and this is a little bit better on the hair because you start at the base of the hair and then feed the hair into the iron. So the Marcel iron is a little bit healthier for the hair and most designers - most hairdressers are going to be able to use this and most of them will use this over this. I actually prefer the Marcel iron to the spring iron. So that's the difference between the two irons and as far as professional, one is going to get a little bit hotter than your regular iron that you would get at your local drugstore. And that's the difference between professional irons and home irons.


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