Best Hair Styling Tools for Curly Textured Hair for 2022 (Stylist Approved)
If you have naturally curly hair, you'll need the best straighteners & curl-enhancing tools. Check out our picks for the top styling equipment tools for curly textured hair in 2022.
When it comes to hair styling tools for curly textured hair, we have to worry about frizz, dryness, and heat damage.
So, which tools would work best for the styling process? To help you dry and curl at home without worrying about these issues?
Well, since we have quite a few posts on styling your curly textured hair, we thought it was a great time to look at the tools you can use to achieve these looks. That’s why we’ll be diving into today’s post on the best hairstyling tools for curly textured hair for 2022.
All of these are tried, tested and proven tools used and loved by stylists but are easy for the rest of us to use at home.
Here are the 5 hair styling tools/brands for curly textured hair that we’ll be reviewing
We’ll share with you the ones loved by our very own Celebrity Stylist, LeAna McKnight, founder of SL Raw Virgin Hair. And if you’re a stylist, check out the bonus tool, which is salon-approved to improve your client experience.
Best Hairstyling Tools 1 – Instyler
For LeAna, the Instyler Rotating Iron is an on-set favorite if you’re looking to achieve voluminous hair. It offers great lift and fullness to the hair.
This tool comes with 3 heat settings which makes it easy to avoid heat damage.
However, you will need to use both hands to achieve your desired hairstyle. So, it will feel a little awkward at first. To use, you’ll need to wind your hair with one hand while pressing the curling iron with the other hand to activate the curling iron. It’ll get pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. And your style will last for hours.
Pro tip: Work in small sections with the Instyler. And the slower you work your Instyler along the hair shaft, the nicer your curls will come out.
Best Hairstyling Tools 2 – FHI Heat
FHI Heat carries a range of go-to tools that are among the best for curly hair girls. For this brand, there are two tools that we recommend for 2022.
They carry the perfect lightweight hair dryers for drying and stretching curly hair. They have three heating settings, with comb and diffuser attachments, along with a cool shot to lock in your style.
They're beautifully crafted curling irons are awesome and made with ceramic for the best heat distribution. The sleek-looking iron glides off the hair effortlessly without burning the hair and leaves your hair with a beautiful glossy finish. Plus, they work fast.
If you’re looking for a curling iron that gets you luxurious beach waves AND does all the work for you, then the Beach Waver is a great tool recommended by our stylist.
It’s one of the coolest high-tech curling irons on the market for 2022. A lightweight curling iron, it could certainly be labeled as one of the easiest curling irons ever invented. It comes with a high and low heat setting, heats quickly, and has an automatic shut-off feature.
You can get beautiful waves or springy curls in under 30 minutes once you get the hang of it. It’s also great for styling thick hair.
The Beach Waver curling iron provides a rotation and clamp at the base. When the iron is turned on, you can use a button to let it curl your hair with no need for you to use your wrist to twist.
Pro tip: For beach waves, section and clip your hair in at the base clamp, leaving an inch or so out. Then, press the button to turn on the curler. Hold for a few seconds, then release. Complete the rest of the hair and enjoy your lovely beach curls.
The small and compact Dyson blow dryer is one of our pricier recommendations for home styling tools for 2022. But it’s worth the investment, according to several stylists and at-home users.
Your Dyson blow dryer could get you as close to a perfect blow-out or silk press as a salon experience at home. The buttons for the heat and cold air settings are located on the back of the dryer and out the way so you can safely hold the dryer without accidentally changing the settings.
Select your settings, then get ready for completely dry hair without the frizziness or stiffness of other low-budget blow dryers in under 20 minutes.
The second tool is the Dyson Airwap Complete Styler. It is a great complete kit if you’re looking for an all-in-one option for drying and curling, and perfect beach waves or curls at home.
The Dyson Airwrap features a blow dryer curling attachment that dries and curls your hair at the same time. Like the Beach Waver, it will curl the hair for you once you apply the hair to the attachment and press the button. For the curling attachments, they have two for each size to curl in opposite directions instead of trying to figure out which button to press.
It also comes with a brush iron attachment that can comb and straighten your hair to a smooth finish with body.
T3 Micro is another popular heating tool brand for 2022 offering both blow dryers and curling irons.
The T3 Micro blow dryers can get your hair dry in just a few minutes without you feeling excessive heat. They are quiet, lightweight, and efficient. You’ll also see a definite lack of static and frizz in your curly hair from the digital ionic technology. The cool shot button helps to lock in your style. The settings buttons are located in an area where you won’t accidentally change them.
The T3 Micro curling irons work with any hair type and can be programmed with your ideal heat settings. You won’t need to spend a lot of time curling your hair to get those really undone beachy textured waves with this iron.
While LeAna has not personally tested T3 Micro and Dyson tools, her peers have concluded that they are the real deal too.
Bonus: The heat styling tool for the professional stylists among us
So, what if you’re a stylist looking for a salon-approved brand loved by professional stylists that’ll help you enhance your client’s haircare? Like most licensed professionals, LeAna recommends the Marcels brand. She personally uses Marcel curling irons for herself and her clients, including her celebrity clients.
Marcel curling irons allow you to control the heat applied to the hair to prevent it from being baked or burned to a crisp. With the free-swinging clamp, you’re able to manually control the curling process for more precise curls for your clients.
Which of our 2022 hairstyling tools do you currently have?
And which one do you plan on adding in 2022 and why? Tell us in the comments below.
But before you go, remember to use your heat protectant before applying any heating tool to your hair, whether it’s your natural hair or your virgin hair wig. It protects you from heat damage and lets your natural hair wigs last longer.
Yvette J Haughton