Flat Irons and Curling Irons are two different types of hair styling tools that are used for different purposes but both are used to style hair.


  • Flat Irons are used to straighten hair.
  • Flat Irons are sometimes called Hair Straighteners.
  • Flat Irons have two plates that heat up and clamp down on hair to straighten it.
  • Flat Irons come in different sizes for different lengths of hair.
  • Flat Irons generally have metal or ceramic plates.
  • They can also be used to make some curls but not as good as a Curling Iron.


  Flat irons

Qualities Of Flat Iron

  • You can use flat irons to create different types of waves and curls.
  • Flat irons reduce frizz and roughness, making hair smooth and orderly.
  • Flat iron is mostly used for straight hair.
  • Flat irons are usually lightweight and portable.


Illustration showing straightened hair after using a Flat Iron


  • Curling Irons are used to create curls and waves.
  • Curling Irons have a cylindrical barrel that is heated and hair is wrapped around it to create curls.
  • They come in various sizes, the barrels.
  • A curling iron is sometimes called curling wand. It is a heated rod that hair is wrapped around to form the curl.
  • Curling irons are used to achieve different curls and more curly styles than a flat iron would do.
  • Curling Irons are made from Teflon, ceramic, or Titanium.


Curling irons

Qualities of Curling Iron

  • You can control the size and shape of your curls.
  • You get very defined and uniform curls.
  • Curls and waves look smooth, with no frizz and stray fly aways.
  • Curls last for a long time, especially when finished with hairspray.
  • A quality curling iron lasts a long time and sometimes comes with replaceable barrels.

Cons Of Both Curling and Flat Iron

  • Heat styling can damage your hair over time and cause breakage, frizz, and split ends.
  • Curling hair with a curling iron takes time, effort, and attention.
  • It can be difficult to curl short hair with a curling iron.

You can use a Flat Iron to curl your hair but you can’t use a Curling Iron to straighten your hair!

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