These Are the 6 Best Curling Irons for Thick Hair, Hands Down

Updated 04/27/19

Say yes to embracing your thick, voluminous, and textured hair. I was born with naturally thick curls, and I don't mean to brag but the bigger the hair, the better. Every woman's dying for volume these days, so you should feel like a chosen one for not having to work for your free-flowing, full locks.

Have you found hot tools that work on your full texture yet? Contrary to popular belief, heat temperature range and price points aren't the only things that determine the worth of hot tools. You can totally cop curling irons with interesting shapes and high-tech features that are made for your hair texture.

If you're still in your trial period, we rounded up the very best curling irons for thick hair that'll create the dimension you've been looking for. You could be a lover of classic, brushed out curls or more into ethereal, mermaid waves—either way, one of these will work for you. Scroll on and get ready to press add to cart on one of the below. 

You Big Waves Curling Wand
Conair You Big Waves Curling Wand $40

Obsessed with those I-woke-up-like-this, effortless-looking waves? You've met your match with this interchangeable barrel iron. Made to create tousled waves, this iron features innovative ceramic technology that can smooth any unwanted frizz from your thick strands and add shine. If you're always in a rush, this time-saver can heat up to 400 degrees in less than 30 seconds. 

Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand
T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand $270

We know, it's easy to get turned off by the hefty price—but it's worth it (I'm a huge fan). Your hair can essentially have it all with three interchangeable barrels that each create a different curl pattern: spiral curls, beach waves, or glamorous curls. It's a three-in-one kind of wand that also has five heat settings meant to work on all hair textures. You don't have to worry about heat damage, as its advanced heating system self-regulates to prevent overheating your roots. 

CI4032 Ultimate Stylist Retractable Bristle Wand
Remington Ultimate Stylist Retractable Bristle Wand $25

The cool thing about this budget-friendly iron is its built-in retractable bristles. It'll create even more volume on your naturally thick hair if you extend the barrel and lift to add dimension. If you want the opposite effect, this ceramic wand can also create super-sleek spiral curls. 

Curve 1
GHD Curve 1" Classic Curl Iron $199

This coveted curling iron is a popular choice among many hairstylists because of its ability to protect your strands from breakage with advanced patented tri-zone technology. This chic-looking wand comes with six heat sensors to control its temperature at all times. The lever, which is coated in ceramic, will give your curls that bounce effect.  

The Beachwaver Co.(TM) Beachwaver Pro 1 1/4-Inch Professional Rotating Curling Iron With Swarovski Crystals
The Beachwaver Co. The Beachwaver Co. Pro 1 1/4-Inch Professional Rotating Curling Iron $250

We can't talk about this rotating curling iron if we didn't mention that it's encrusted with swarovski crystals. Besides its insanely gorgeous packaging, this wand was created specifically for long and thick hair. It's a no-fuss tool that'll do the work on your strands for you with a rotating barrel for extra glamorous curls. 

You Big Waves Curling Wand
Hot Tools CurlBar $90

A curling iron roundup wouldn't be complete without including the latest from Hot Tools, who houses some of the best-selling curling irons on the market. This iron is shaped like the number seven to give your curls a perfect shape without causing strain on your wrists to create it. Genius. It even has an adjustable vibrating timer you can adjust to match your hair type that'll create the curls you want fast. 

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