CHI curling irons, also sometimes referred to as CHI curling tongs, are extremely useful and handy to create waves and curls in the hair. The CHI hair curling irons come in a wide range of configurations and specifications, which vary by diameter, material used, barrel shapes and the types of handles used. The barrel’s diameter varies with each model, optimised for certain purposes, and can be anywhere in the range of.5 inches to 2 inches. Barrels, smaller in size, are used specifically to create curls that are more spiral in shape, and the barrels which are larger in size are used to give shape and volume to the hair.
CHI hair curling irons, come in various designs and can be made of teflon, ceramic, tourmaline, metal, or titanium, each of which serves a specific use and has its own advantages and disadvantages. The shape of the barrel can be either a cylinder, a cone, or a reverse cone. The curling iron may also have a brush attached with it and even have two or three barrels.
The CHI hair curling iron, can also have either a spring-locked or a clip-less handle. Handles with springs are extremely popular, and use a spring to lock the clamp of the barrel. These are also less expensive and easier to use than the other available models. But they do have the disadvantages of being fragile and can also cause a crimp in the hair wherever the clamp is placed. Clip-less hair curling irons have no clamps, and the user just has to wrap hair around an ironing rod. Most of the clip-less curling irons also come with a glove, to avoid burns.