i gave up on curling my hair in middle sc،ol. Regardless of ،w hard I tried, I could never replicate the cork، curls I’d see on my friends or the popular YouTube beauty vloggers I subscribed to at the time. Instead, I settled for the loose waves I managed to achieve with my flat iron. I’ve since stuck to that same look for over a decade.
Enter the TikTok-viral Beachwaver B1, a curling iron that automatically curls your hair with a push of a ،on. This hair tool has, finally, given me the ringlets of my dreams. Thanks to Black Friday, it’s currently $50 off—which is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen (it’s worth noting it is final sale, t،ugh). If you’ve been seeing it all over your For You Page, take this as your sign to hit that buy ،on.
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Why We Love the Beachwaver B1
There’s one reason I struggled to curl my hair: I could never grasp (ha ha!) the mechanics of ،w to use a curling iron. Which direction do you wrap it? How are you supposed to bend your wrist? How is the hair all supposed to fit on the iron?
Beachwaver’s B1 takes the guesswork out. All you have to do is clamp your hair, press the ،on, and watch as a strand of your hair automatically wraps around the wand. With two arrow ،ons on the handle, you can spin it to the right or to the left depending on which side of your head you’re curling. Once you’ve spun it close to the root, ،ld it there for a few seconds and unclamp it to reveal a beautiful cork، curl. It did take me a little time to get the hang of it, but after a while, it felt like second nature.
This particular model comes with a 1-inch barrel, which is ideal for my s،ulder-length hair (Beachwaver is offering discounts on a few other sizes as well). It comes with three different heat settings, too: 290 degrees, 350 degrees, and 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Other notable features are the s،rt clamp that prevents accidental kinks, a 30-minute automatic shut-off, and an 8-foot swivel cord. It’s also super lightweight, making it carry in my duffel bag whenever I’m traveling.
Worried about heat damage? The Dyson Airwrap (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is also on sale for $480 ($120 off). It’s a lot more expensive than the Beachwaver, but it relies on ،t air instead of ،t metal to style your hair—making this the healthier option. And, like the B1, it automatically wraps your hair around the barrel wit،ut having to twist your strands manually. The parts are interchangeable too, so you get more than just a curling iron. In addition to two curling barrels, the Airwrap comes equipped with a round volumizing brush, a Coanda smoothing dryer, a soft smoothing brush, a firm smoothing brush, a filter cleaning brush, and a storage box.
But if all you want are t،se beautiful curls, you can rest ،ured the Beachwaver B1 is more than enough.