Best Steam Hair Curlers

Updated October 2020
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Steam hair curlers are relatively new to the market – instead of simply using heat to curl hair, these appliances combine steam and heat to make curls that have more shine and less damage. Many steam hair curlers have a large chamber at the end where you place a strand of hair then simply pull it through – it does all the work for you. Others work just like normal curlers and others still can be used both as a flat iron and a curler. However, if you primarily curl your hair then we suggest getting a dedicated curler. If you have a brand of hair-styling tools that you like already then we recommend trying to find their steam curler.

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