Curly, voluminous hair is always having a moment, to be honest. And for those of us with limp, fine hair, it can be pretty hard to achieve.
The ELLE beauty team are here (as always) to help, though, as we've trialled the very best in heated curling technology. From curling wands, to heated rollers and beyond, we've tested them so you don't have to.
So, read on for your every curly hairstyle need:
Rollers have come a long way since those spongy little pink numbers. These heat up in just four seconds (pop them into the pod and it'll alert you once ready) and come in various sizes so you can create a range of different curls.
Impressive results, hence the price tag.
Wands / Tongs
The ELLE Favourite
The GHD Curve is a favourite in the ELLE Beauty Cupboard. This wand's tapered conical shape delivers easy waves, every time.
For Disco Curls
After several seasons making waves on the catwalk, corkscrew curls (and subsequently the tools to achieve them) have filtered down to the high street. This ultra-thin wand creates properly tight, disco curls.
The Complete Tool For All Your Curly Needs
With five heat settings and three interchangeable barrels, flitting between beachy waves and bouncy curls requires minimal effort.
If You Like Options
The width of the end compared to the base on this conical wand means you can really play around and experiment with shapes. For tighter curls use the tip, for bigger ones go for the base and for waves, wrap hair around from base to tip.
The Traditional Tool
If you prefer a more traditional tong with a clamp then these are up there with some of the best. The adjustable temperature dial is a big plus point.
For Really Loose Waves
For more laid-back, looser waves, give this oval shaped wand a whirl.
For Natural Waves
It might look pretty, umm, daunting, but this triple pronged tool is impressive at delivering natural looking waves.
For Massive Bouncy Volume
If it's big, bouncy, volume you're after, then this tong – with its 32mm thick barrel - is a good way to go. Plus, all Ghd stylers feature patented Trizone technology, which basically means the heat is always evenly spread all the way down the barrel, for reliably consistent curls.
The Curl Secret For Lazy Girls
The lazy girls dream curling tool – so quick, so easy.
Section off a small piece of hair (this is key as going too big could mean your hair getting stuck), place it in position and watch it disappear in the device (don't panic, that's supposed to happen).
Here, in the 'ceramic curl chamber', it'll be heated from all angles before releasing a curl. We found it to work best with sleek, straight hair.