Hair Waver: A Must-Have Hair Dressing Tool

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A lot like flat irons, hair wavers come with heated knobs and barrels instead of even, flat plates. As a result, a hair waver can give hair the wave one seeks without having to wrap hair around the heated barrel or rod. Numerous people still prefer them even when they are pretty bulky because of their ease of use. One can simply clamp hair in between the plates and be done with waving. The curls that one can make with the hair waver styling tool is more uniform and look like waves, thus its name.

As opposed to a curling iron, hair wavers make curling locks a lot simpler. hair needs to be wrapped around the barrel when using a curling iron. This design is eliminated in hair wavers. Place hair in between properly heated hair waver barrels, then press together and hair will instantly get a pretty set of curls. 

Users of hair wavers need not master the right technique of wrapping hair around the heated barrel as uniform-sized locks are created. One thing that users need to take note of is the positioning of the hair wavers on the hair. To achieve luscious locks, proper spacing is essential so paying attention to where the hair is clamped down for best output is key.

When comparing hair wavers and hair crimpers, on the other hand, a hair waver is more similar to a hair crimper in practice and theory. Both can create great texture and uniform-sized waves, for one. Hair crimpers offer a more jagged consistency of the curves as they have tiny curved plates that create tiny hair waves.

Probably the only difference between a hair waver and crimper lies in the heated plates. These heated plates are responsible for creating hair waves. Hair crimpers use textured plates and due to the small gaps produce a more serrated look with gaps as small as 15mm thus creating the smallest waves there are.

Hair wavers, on the other hand, create more articulate and natural-looking curls. Instead of using smooth, jagged plates, hair wavers use barrels. The barrels in hair wavers come in different sizes. Choice can always be made with how big waves can be. Thus, large-barreled hair wavers will also be bulky, huge, and clunky.

Types of Hair Waver

Two types of wavers can usually be found when shopping for a hair waver. Both types are designed to operate in the same way. Their main difference is in their designs which makes them deliver different results. It is essential to tell them apart and identify what each type is for. Choosing between the two types can define the hairstyle that it can create.

  1. Deep Wavers: This kind of hair waver utilizes one big lump to create articulately pronounced waves of hair. As an output, the hair wave created is chunky and has uniform curls. Depending on how smooth the hairstyle intends to be, deep wavers are useful for creating large curls and beachy waves.
  1. Triple-barreled Hair Wavers: This type of hair waver can be considered one of the clunkiest heat styling tools there is in the business. It utilizes three barrels to form uniform waves or curls as its name suggests. One of the 3 barrels is found on one side and the other two concave plates on the other side. These two barrels on one side are designed to fit the prongs found on the other side also. The barrels when clamped together will create big, pleasant curls. Three-barreled hair wavers are preferred to make mermaid curls – requiring pronounced, uniformly-sized curls.

To correct a common misconception, a double-barrel curling iron is not hair wavers. There are no double-barrel wavers because 3 barrels are needed to create even and uniform waves.  This double-barrel curling iron is just a type of curling rod requiring hair to be wrapped around the want. And this is not how a hair wavers works in principle.

Choosing The Best Hair Waver Type Based on Need

When intending to choose just one kind of hair waver, the choice between the two types of hair waver can be quite tricky. Both types offer their style which leaves having just one depends solely on the hairstyle one wants to create. Deep wavers, as it offers large waves, can be best for creating beach waves. Brushing it out to soften the curls, tangle the hair a little, and perhaps spray a spritz of saltwater to add texture to locks.

If no particular description of waves is in mind, considering hair length and the hairstyling skill level when doing own hair could help in making the right choice. These two points will bring a great impact on how the tool will be used.

  • Hair length – how long or short is the hair?

Triple barrel hair wavers are often bulky with wide plates and so, hair length should be a major deciding factor. A hair length of medium to long lengths is needed to have enough hair to feed the hair wavers. Trying a hair waver on short hair will put a lot of risk in burning the fingers. Placing the hair in between the barrels will also be difficult.

Three-barrel wavers come in a lot of barrel sizes though and can still be too wide for those with shorter hair. Units that have 25mm barrel size or smaller cannot be considered as wavers as they produce curls that are too fine. They are considered as hair crimpers in this case.

  • Hair Styling Skill – what skill level is needed?

Hair wavers are pretty easy to use compared to other hair styling hot tools, but skill is still required in maneuvering a hair waver. Because of its size, one must master handling a styling hot tool to handle a triple barrel hair waver. Aside from being bulky, triple barrel hair wavers have an opening that can catch hair. Because of this, uneven results may happen. 

Deep hair wavers are simpler to work with owing to their compact design. Still, these tools form singular deep waves leaving the results up to the user. The deep waver must be positioned at the right place every time. Attention to the task at hand is a requirement in operating this too. Practice, still, makes perfect!

The final output and best results from hair wavers are not at all that mono-dependent. It still depends largely on the user skills, hair health, proper device use, and appropriate finishing touches on the hair.

If you want truly get the most out of a hair waver, enough research on proper techniques, improving your styling skills, and great hair care will be of the best benefit. 

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