Curling irons have always been a little foreign to me. Having curly hair means that I can usually do some pretty stellar spirals by training my curls when they’re wet. But recently, I’ve been venturing more into curling iron territory when I’m looking to spruce up my hair a little or get a more uniformed look. The GK Hair 4-in-One curling iron set ($195, amazon.com) has four different tourmaline barrels that allow for varying thickness of curls, and the heat settings range from 140 to 410°F. It’s missing the clamp that holds you hair down and instead comes with a heat resistant glove. It takes some time to get the hang of using the iron, the curling iron set does have it’s advantages.
One of the biggest benefits of the GK 4-in-One curling iron is that you can change the wide of the barrel with ease. Those four pieces give you a lot of options when it comes to your hair. It gives you the options of going from romantic waves to tight spiral curls with the same tool. The GK 4-in-One also heats up super quickly and has a gauge to tell your how hot it’s getting. You can see the temperature climbing up several degrees every second. This is great for a few reasons. First, you can control the exact temperature of your styling. Second, you know when your iron is at the right heat. While it doesn’t necessarily affect the styling process, the GK 4-in-One curling iron has a gorgeous modern design in striking white. It’s really a beautiful tool.
It takes a little time to figure out, but once you get the hand of the GK 4-in-One curling set, it’s a nice cross between a curling iron and curlers, because you have the option of several sizes. Having the option of the clamp to hold on to hair or two gloves would make it more user-friendly, but over all, it’s a good experience. It would also make it easier to change barrels quickly. And having a more heat resistant glove would definitely improve the experience. While the iron can go up to 410°F, it might not be recommendable to use it at that heat — particularly not without antioxidant products — because it causes free radical damage. I felt it gave me a nice curl once I got the hang of it, and I like having the options in the four different barrels.