Different people seem to have different interpretations of what a “mermaid hair” or what “mermaid waves” are. Some would go for the S-wave, and others prefer the spiral curl.
Whatever your preference may be, the common thing about mermaid hair is that it’s NOT straight and it’s NOT too curly.
That said, getting mermaid waves can be achieved with th any brand of curling iron. If you don’t have an iron, a quick way is to do a three-strand braid, hold it for about 30 minutes, and then let go. Of course, this method is not as long-lasting as when you use an iron.
Here, we give you our top picks for the best curling iron for mermaid waves.
Conair InfinitiPro (CD117RRN) Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand
Conair’s InfinitiPro promises to help you “create natural beachy waves and curls.” It boasts a conical barrel that tapers within the 0.5 to 1 inch range, which should easily give you tighter or looser curls. Since it’s equipped with tourmaline ceramic technology, expect two benefits: glide this iron through your hair smoothly; and say goodbye to frizz.
Aside from those features, the Conair CD117RRN has 5 heat settings to choose from. There’s also an auto-off function. When it comes to heat-up time, this curling iron is fast! It promises to heat up within 30 seconds.
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Bed Head Wave Artist (BH365)
Bed Head has several irons to offer, and the Wave Artist (BH365) is designed to give you “uniform and masterfully-sculpted waves with a natural-looking, beachy feel.”
The BH365 is a new and improved version of the BH305. There are two notable improvements. One, it now comes with a dual-voltage feature so that you can take it anywhere in the world. Two, it now has an auto shut-off feature for safety.
xtava Twist Ceramic Curling Iron
The xtava Twist curling iron allows you to wrap small to large sections of hair to give the type of mermaid waves you want to have, either looser or tighter. Other brands give you 5 settings, but the xtava has 22 heat settings to choose from. As advertised, its temperature ranges from 200 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Your preference is displayed on the LCD screen.