Bed Head Curlipops Tapered Curling Wand

Last updated date: April 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

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We looked at the top 1 Curling Irons and dug through the reviews from 6 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Bustle, Top Rate Ten, My Curling Iron, Smooth Beauty Bar and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Curling Iron you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the Bed Head Bed Head Curlipops Tapered Curling Wand placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 21, 2019:
Checkout The Best Curling Iron for a detailed review of all the top curling irons.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
2,923 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Creates tight ringlets and natural looking waves.
- BestReviews
Curly-haired reviewers say they use it to fix bed head, reduce frizz on humid days, or define unruly strands.
- Bustle
It’s a Tourmaline with a tapered barrel. You can use it to create loose curls on top and tight curls on the bottom.
- The Beautilab
It is very inexpensive. The tapered barrel allows you to customize your curls.
- Top Rate Ten
Almost every kind of curls can be performed by this tapered barrel, as the barrel is a bit different from all the other normal barrels. Tapered barrels get thinner in the bottom as a result; you can produce multiple styles of curls with one tool.
- My Curling Iron
Women who have used this product love the natural waves it creates in various hairstyles and thicknesses. Several also say that its quick-heat technology makes it a convenient tool for busy mornings.
- Smooth Beauty Bar
What experts didn't like
Protective glove is filmsy and has been known to melt. No heat gauge.
- BestReviews
It gets super hot, so you should be careful because it’s a curling wand and you should wrap your hair and hold it yourself, and sometimes even gloves may not work fine enough.
- The Beautilab
No heat adjustment setting is on this model. It does not have an auto shutoff feature.
- Top Rate Ten
Curls made with this barrel suits better on medium and long hairs. Short hairs look quite ineffective.
- My Curling Iron
Only one heat setting. Takes a while to cool down.
- Smooth Beauty Bar

From The Manufacturer

The Bed Head Curlipops Styling Irons are sure to satisfy your cravings without the calories. These curling wands are designed for bold, center-of-attention personalities that crave a delicious mix of loose curls and massive waves. Each one has a different barrel to create a variety of hairstyles aimed at amplifying texture, body, and pizzazz. All of them are equipped with Tourmaline Ceramic Technology, a clamp-free wrap-and-go design, high heat up to 400°F, and a heat-protective glove for easy styling. NO KINKS ALLOWED, JUST CURLS AND WAVES. This curling wand is all you need to create bouncy curls that last all day, even if your day keeps going all night long. The tapered barrel can be used to create volume up top and tight curls on bottom. High Heat up to 400° F quickly locks in the curl with a clamp-free wrap-and-go design that leaves no creases behind and a natural-looking finish. Tourmaline Ceramic helps to reduce frizz and lock in shine for amazing body. The Bed Head 1" Tapered Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron also comes with a Bonus Heat-protective Glove and a Tangle-Free Swivel Cord that make it easy to style with. HOW TO GET THE LOOK: Take a 1" section of hair and wrap it around the barrel, with the iron facing downward. Alternate curling each section left then right for a tousled, natural look.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Bed Head Wave Artist Curling Iron
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
3. BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Kiss Products Instawave Curling Iron
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Xtava 5 in 1 Professional Curling Iron
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 14
6. Remington Pro Curling Wand
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 10
7. Conair INFINITIPRO Tourmaline Curling Iron
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Bed Head Curlipops Tapered Curling Wand
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 6
9. Jose Eber Curling Iron
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Curling Irons

Technology has made our lives easier and much more pleasant. Not often at the top of the list, but certainly deserving, are hot tools for styling hair. You don’t have to settle for the hair texture you were born with. What’s more, with the user-friendly and inexpensive styling tools available now, you can change your style daily and safely. Flat irons or straightening irons have smooth, straight hair on lock, but curling irons create a wide range of curls, waves and coils. No matter how stick-straight your hair’s natural texture is, you can transform it into a head full of curls.

And, there are so many different variations, there’s a specific curling iron that’s ideal for every hair length and type. However, the number of curling irons available can make your head, instead of your hair, spin.

A general rule of thumb to follow is the smaller barrels are better for shorter hair and tighter coils. Larger barrels, around 1¼-inch to 1½-inch, work best for long hair. Barrels top out around 2,” and these massive tools can produce equally buoyant beachy waves or loads of volume. In contrast, the smallest ¾  to 1-inch barrels create corkscrews and vintage looks. Right in the middle, 1-inch barrels are the most versatile and produce classic curls and defined waves.

Beyond sizes, there are many different types of materials used in the barrels of curling irons: ceramic, Teflon and a few types of metal. Trendy materials also include tourmaline and titanium. Each one has varying benefits and can work better for certain types of hair.

Ceramic barrels disperse negative ions, which can smooth and protect hair. It also works best at a lower temperature range and can safely curl thin hair. In addition to negative ions, super durable titanium barrels, as well as those made of tourmaline, also produce infrared heat. As such, they are excellent at removing frizz from thick or coarse hair. The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron is made of titanium and has 50 fine-tuned heat settings to make the most of the material.

A luxurious option is a 24K barrel. Gold irons emit quick, high and even heat. Plus, the mini gold particles help enhance hair follicles and potentially prevent hair loss.

One thing they all have in common is their ability to heat up to high enough temperatures to transmit the heat to hair and transform stick straight locks into cascading curls.

A wand is great if you want natural-looking waves and beachy curls. In addition, interchangeable irons let you switch out barrel sizes for a wide range of curly looks. Clip curling irons, like the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron, produce tighter, ringlet-style twists. They can still look natural and come in a variety of barrel sizes. The Conair model is available in four different barrel sizes.

Not all hair types can take the heat. The most vulnerable hair types, fine or chemically treated, can handle up to 300 degrees. Next is healthy or medium-textured hair, which can stand a bit more at 300-380 degrees.  If you have coarse, curly or thick hair, you can crank up the heat higher to 350-450 degrees without worry.

You can find curling irons for sale in a wide variety of stores, including grocery stores, drugstores, department stores, beauty specialty retailers and online. The higher end curling irons are sold exclusively direct from the manufacturer or through select shops. Still, budget-friendly curling irons found a few aisles down from the produce can offer a solid value and produce beautiful curls.

Many manufacturers are getting super creative with styling tools, especially curling irons. For example, the Kiss Products Instawave Curling Iron spins and curls sections of hair automatically with the touch of a button. The patented Curl Dial has ridges and prongs that smooth and detangles hair while it curls. There’s also an easy way to achieve natural or beachy waves. The Bed Head Wave Artist Curling Iron has specially designed deep plates that clamp to turn straight hair into wavy locks quickly. All these high-tech features don’t mean the curling irons are overpriced. The Wave Artist costs around $25, and the Instawave is under $50.

The hair possibilities are endless

DYWM Fun Fact

There’s quite the debate around the true inventor of the very first curling iron. Hiram Maxim obtained the first patent for a curling iron in 1866. However, Marcel Grateau gets the credit for inventing the curling iron and additional hair styling tools a few years later. Grateau co-created the long-lasting Marcel waver with Maurice Lentheric.

Today, professional hair stylists still use Marcel curling irons, like Grateau’s model. They are more difficult to use and require an extra set of hands to operate well. Naturally, they aren’t as common or popular for home use.

His design idea did serve as inspiration for the more user-friendly modern curling irons with spring clamps and wands.

The Curling Iron Buying Guide

  • If you plan to travel internationally, you will want to confirm the curling iron has dual voltage options.
  • Be aware that some barrel materials heat unevenly and can create hot spots. These areas of the barrel heat up faster or retain more heat than other sections and, in turn, heats the hair unevenly and can damage it.
  • If you’re using a curling wand or a curling iron that is made of titanium, you should wear a pair of heat-protective gloves to ensure you don’t accidentally burn your hands.
  • If a lightweight curling iron is important to you, titanium is your best choice.
  • Not all curling irons work well with wet hair. Tourmaline is the best option if you plan to use a curling iron on wet hair.
  • One inexpensive material to watch out for is Teflon. It’s better to leave it on your nonstick pans because it discharges positive ions that can damage hair. It also tends to heat unevenly.
  • Even if an iron has a higher setting, never curl any hair above 450 degrees. If you have fine hair, you should be curling it with a much lower heat setting to keep it healthy.