Your All-In-One Guide To Hair Crimpers

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Crimped hair is one of those signature styles of the 90’s, iconic for being an easy way to jazz up a simple hairstyle. We’re glad to see that crimped hair is back, and from the looks of it, it’s here to stay. 

Crimped hair is easily recognizable by the tiny grooves or waves down locks of hair. These are achieved with the help of hot tools called hair crimpers, which work marvelously on straight and wavy hair. Hair with lots of curls or coils can also be crimped, but it may require some additional straightening first.

Finding the right hair crimper in today’s world can be tricky, but if you want crimped hair like a 90’s girl, keep reading. We’ve got a list of the best hair crimpers that you can find.

GHD Contour Professional Performance Crimper

Auto shutoff is one of those features that isn’t necessary for a great hot tool, but when it’s included, you’re so grateful that it’s there! Simple everyday blunders can be avoided.

This crimper has ceramic plates to bust frizz and promises shine and softness. What more could you ask for?

Gold N’ Hot GH3013 Gold Tone Crimping Iron

 A one-minute heat up time and gold plates are two of this iron’s main selling points, and for great reason. Busy morning could mean that you don’t time to spend standing around waiting for your hair crimper to get hot, so the one-minute heat up time is perfect to plug in and go.

Gold is great for conducting high heat, so if you have coarse or thick hair that’s difficult to tame, this is the tool for you. All it takes is a second or two to achieve beautiful, perfectly crimped hair.

DSHOW 4 in 1 Hair Crimper

A plate to straighten hair, three others to crimp your hair

Your hair gets versatile crimped zig-zag patterns with 3 diffrent removable plates – 4, 6, 8 teeth.

It does the trick to add volume to your fine hair if you crimp the roots.

DSHOW 4 in 1 has adjustable heat settings, it’s super easy to use and remove the plates.

The last option would be…

Automatic Crimping Hair Iron by ION

This automatic hair crimper offers the quickest way to crimp your hair, you don’t need to crimp your entire head, flip your hair section, spare the root, crimp through your hair section and flip back, that adds definitely more volume in your hair.

Here’s a bit of a learning curve when using the ION crimping iron, that the crimping wheel spins just in one direction so you have to flip the tool to let it roll in right direction if you do on the other side of your head.

Unsure about how to use a Hair crimper to style your hair?

The basis is pretty simple, actually! All you have to do is run the crimper down the section of hair, clamping it down as you go. Alternatively, you can also divide your hair into medium sized sections, braid them up and then run the hair crimper down the length of the braid. Here are a few different ways that you can style crimped hair to take it to the next level.

An elegant updo that shows off your newly textured hair is always a winner in our book. Tuck and pin sections of your hair to achieve different updo styles. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Crimped Dutch braids are super cute! Before attempting your typical Dutch braid, crimp your hair. This will add texture and volume to your braid and make it a whole lot more interesting!

You’re done well, apply a bit texturizer at the root (the key areas) to hold it longer.

Crimped hair is made to play around with. Experiment and see what styles work for you!

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