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Best Rotating Curling Iron

A lot of you ask how I get my loose wavy curls, and I can tell you that I have been obsessed with rotating curling irons since I have gotten my hands on them. It is the ONLY thing I currently use to curl my hair.  

I am all about my sleep in the morning and hitting the snooze button as much as I can, so I needed something in my life that would be fast and easy.  I love that “beach waved curl” that doesn’t look tight or too “done up”.  I purchased Sarah Potempa’s Beachwaver and was a fan for many years but I went through about 3 of them and all three died on me so I knew I had to find a better product out there that would last.

I heard great reviews on the CHI Arc and had used their straight irons in the past, so I figured I would try their ceramic rotating iron that is less damaging to your hair, and I will never go back to any other product (It’s also less expensive than the Beachwaver).  The barrel is a bit smaller than the Beachwaver and is a 1-inch barrel which is the perfect size for my loose curls.  The curling iron heats up in a matter of 30 seconds and curls my hair so quickly.  It usually takes me about 10 minutes to curl my whole head…I’m not joking guys-this iron is life changing!

I part my hair down the middle and grab 1-inch sections over my whole head and curl each piece one by one.  I use the clamp on the iron to hold the end of the curl to make sure the entire piece of hair is curled.  I have found that this will keep my loose waves intact for the entire day, and sometimes I can go two full days without redoing my hair!  When curling each piece, you will find at first the curl to look tight-the key is to wait until the curl has completely cooled down before running your fingers through it.  After running my fingers through it, I usually flip my hair upside down once or twice, and hairspray it LAST.  Many times, I see people put hairspray on while the curling iron is on their head or right after, which makes that “Shirley Temple” look that is not CUTE.  I swear by this process, and my curls always come out loose and styled like I went to the salon.

Want to see more tips on hair or a tutorial on how I use my CHI Arc? Comment below! Shop the CHI Arc



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Nicole Bradley

Social Medial Manager fueled by lots of coffee. I'm a small town girl, living in Upstate, NY with my beautiful family! I'm a mom to the coolest four year old named Parker. I'm a Yoga enthusiast and most days you can find me in converse and a graphic tee, hanging with my little dude P.

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  1. Dani
    2 years ago

    Thank you for the deets! Cant wait to try this out and see if it can help me cut some time out of my “getting ready” time! xo

    1. Nicole Bradley
      2 years ago

      Your welcome!! Xoxo


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