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Top 10 Weird Hair Tools

The Weirdest Hair Tools That Will Actually Give You Awesome and Cool Hair

The Weirdest Hair Tools That Will Actually Give You Awesome and Cool Hair

If you're at all like us, you've probably stood in front of the mirror while you style your hair thinking up all of the wild inventions you would create to make the process a little easier. Turns out tons of leading companies have beaten us to the punch with seriously amazing yet weird hair tools. Do you always get a crick in your shoulder while curling your hair? There's an ergonomic design for that. Or maybe you love a mix of tight curls and loose waves and often have to battle your tresses with two different tools? You guessed it, there's a wand that will give you the wild texture you're looking for. Or perhaps you're hopeless when it comes to handling hot tools and need all of the protections possible to keep your skin from getting burned, in which case, we've got you covered. Check out the crazy—yet totally intuitive—hair tools that follow! Opening image: @instylerhair

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February 19, 2019

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Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold Curlbar
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Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold Curlbar

BEST FOR: Anyone who struggles with aching wrists or shoulders while curling their hair

WHAT IT DOES: The innovative ergonomic design was created for easier curling and styling with less strain.

Instyler Ionic Styler Pro Ionic Hot Brush and Ceramic Flat Iron

WHY YOU NEED IT: This design is intended to replace four different styling tools: flat iron, curling iron, round brush, and styling wand.

USERS SAID: "This tool works quite well on my thick curly hair. I love the combo of flat iron and curling iron in one gadget. It gets hot enough to do the job quickly."

Bed Head Rock N' Roller Curling Wand for Tousled Waves and Texture

USERS SAID: "This is such an easy to use tool! As someone who doesn't curl her hair often, I was looking for something that's inexpensive and not too difficult to get used to."

LOVED FOR: Depending on how you wrap your hair, this wand creates different kinds of curls—making it very versatile.

Instyler AIRLESS Blowout Revolving Styler

FUN FACT: The removable bristle pod features natural boar bristles that gently condition hair by distributing your hair's natural oils and smoothing the cuticle, resulting in soft hair with high shine.

USERS SAID: "I usually let my hair air dry overnight and style in the morning. This is my favorite tool to create a smooth polished look, and depending on the angle I hold it at I can achieve different styles of curl on the ends of my hair from a subtle bend to a bit of ringlet or a beachy wave."

Voloom Classic 1 1/2 Inch Volumizing Hair Iron

BEST FOR: Giving volume to medium to long length, fine hair, thinning hair, or layered hair

WHAT IT DOES: Used in the under-layers of hair, VOLOOM creates hidden volume pockets that lift the top layers up and away from the scalp. 

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional Curl Machine

WHAT EXPERTS SAY: This curl contraption features a steam option that creates 20% higher curl definition and 24-hour hold.

BEST FOR: If you spend a large amount of time curling your long hair with a wand, you might cut down your styling time by half with this tool.

Bed Head Curlipops Spiral Curling Wand Creates Spiral Curls

BEST FOR: Lovers of mix of loose curls, big waves, and tons of texture

USERS SAID: "I was skeptical of all the great reviews but, this is the best curling iron we've ever bought. Finally a curling iron that gets my fine hair to hold a curl. I usually need a ton of hairspray and it still falls flat within an hour. With this curling rod I don't even need to use product."

Kiss Ceramic Instawave 1" Automatic Curling Iron

FUN FACT: Never know how long to hold a curl without burning your hair? Hold this iron in place until you hear a beep, which indicates your curl is ready.

BEST FOR: Nailing the curls in the back of your head. No more arm gymnastics required!

Remington 1¾” Wet2Straight Flat Iron with Ceramic + Titanium Plates

LOVED FOR: Finally, an option for styling wet hair that won't damage it!

USERS SAID: "I notice it does take a little longer than straightening dry hair (which was expected) but it’s really awesome to not have to wait until my hair is completely dry to style it. Even if it only lasts a year I would feel as though I got my money’s worth and would gladly purchase again!"

CHI Air Spin N Curl

LOVED FOR: This tool is completely encased by exterior plastic, meaning you won't burn your neck, forehead, or fingers as it draws hair into the chamber to be curled.

USERS SAID: "I am completely helpless when it comes to hairstyling. Especially curls. They never hold and I usually give up after a few attempts because of burns. This tool is foolproof. It is a gem. Don’t even second guess it. One-click buy this now."

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