Remington Pro Curling Wand

Last updated date: April 24, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Curling Irons and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Reviews.com, Jen Reviews, Find The Top 10, Best Reviews Guide, RelevantRankings.com, My Straightener, Smooth Beauty Bar and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Curling Iron you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 72 expert reviews, the Remington Remington Pro Curling Wand placed 6th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 10, 2019:
Checkout The Best Curling Iron for a detailed review of all the top curling irons.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.1
8,140 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A clamp-less, conical wand with great reputation for beautiful results.
- BestReviews
It has Auto shut-off, heat adjustability on a digital screen, even a notification when it’s up to temperature.
- Reviewed
Much of the Pearl’s intuitive simplicity lives in its heat settings and buttons. The ever-transparent digital display was easy to adjust and didn’t make things more complicated than they had to be.
- Reviews.com
It has an auto shut off within 60 minutes of inactivity to prevent overheating and it can bring longer lasting beach waves as well. With a smooth glide, it has a nice digital display with controls.
- Jen Reviews
It is made out of tough Kevlar material that is both heat-resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch. It allows you to quickly, and easily style your hair into multiple funky and wavy styles.
- Find The Top 10
The temperature ranges from 270 – 410 degrees which will heat up in under 30 seconds and it has an auto shutoff.
- RelevantRankings.com
This professional tool lets you do any professional hairstyle you want. For example, it can create smaller curls at the ends of your hair and bigger curls closer to the roots.
- Best Advisor
This wand curling iron heats up in 30 seconds, and the maximum temperature is 410°F. The current heat level is shown on the display, and there is a temperature lock as well.
- My Straightener
December 17, 2018 | Full review
When it comes to configuring the settings, this product is also very easy to work with. Equipped with an LCD and dedicated buttons that let you adjust the temperature, you can easily find the right heat level to style your hair.
- Smooth Beauty Bar
What experts didn't like
Learning to use a clampless can be a challenge.
- BestReviews
The finish on the barrel is so glossy and smooth that no matter how hard I tried, my hair constantly slipped to the narrow end of the barrel, rendering the tapered shape not only useless but extremely inefficient.
- Reviewed
The one complaint that came up for testers was that the shape of the Pearl (and every tapered ceramic wand) immediately directs hair to the thinnest part of the barrel. The tool is a bit slippery and it may take a few tries to twirl your hair around it.
- Reviews.com
While not deal breakers, the Remington CI9538 T|Studio Ceramic Curling Wand does have a few cons such as the fact that the included heat gloves were not as good quality as others.
- Jen Reviews
The only thing is, it may take some time to understand how to use this curling wand.
- My Straightener
December 17, 2018 | Full review
Short power cord makes it a bit hard to maneuver.
- Smooth Beauty Bar

From The Manufacturer

Luxurious finish, professional results! Salon quality curls are just a wrap away with the Remington Pro 1”-1½” Curling Wand with Pearl Ceramic Technology . The exclusive Pearl Ceramic coating offers more ceramic than standard coatings, for a barrel that’s smoother, harder, and longer lasting*. The wide tapered barrel (1-1½”) lets you create large, loose curls. A range of heat settings up to 410°F ensures long lasting results for every hair type. Plus, the digital controls feature a temperature lock that keeps the wand at your ideal temperature throughout each use. It comes complete with a heat protective glove. Luxurious finish, professional results! Salon quality curls are just a wrap away with the Remington Pro 1”-1½” Curling Wand with Pearl Ceramic Technology . The exclusive Pearl Ceramic coating offers more ceramic than standard coatings, for a barrel that’s smoother, harder, and longer lasting*. The wide tapered barrel (1-1½”) lets you create large, loose curls. A range of heat settings up to 410°F ensures long lasting results for every hair type. Plus, the digital controls feature a temperature lock that keeps the wand at your ideal temperature throughout each use. It comes complete with a heat protective glove. *vs. standard Remington ceramic coatings **unit sales, NPD US, L12M ending August 2018.

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 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.