There are many different sizes of irons, and it is hard to know which one to choose. How do you choose the right iron for medium hair? We asked hairdressers from all over Japan to answer this question.
This time I asked, “Which iron, 25mm or 32mm, allows me to enjoy a variety of styles on my medium hair?”
My hair is medium length and I am wondering which iron to buy, a 25mm or 32mm iron. I want to buy an all-purpose size iron because I want to enjoy various hairstyles, but I don’t know how to choose. Which one do you recommend?
The key is to choose something that fits comfortably in your hand.
When choosing an iron, respondents recommended one that feels good in the hand. Since it is something you use every day, it might be a good idea to actually go to a store and hold it in your hand.
The key to choosing an iron is to choose one that feels comfortable in your hand when you hold it yourself, and one that is not uncomfortable in terms of lightness. If the iron is hard to hold or too heavy, you may gradually get tired of using it. (Tokyo/Setagaya gally)
If you want to enjoy arranging hair, use a 25mm sized iron.
Many respondents thought that a 25mm iron would allow them to enjoy a variety of styles, such as wavy, small, and large curls.
The 32mm iron may be best for one-curl styles, but wavy styles may be more difficult to achieve. (Tokyo/Machida, Imagine Amity)
If you want a variety of hair arrangements, a thin 25mm iron will be easier to use. (Osaka hair & make KOKORO, Osaka, Japan)
If you want to arrange your hair in various ways, I think a 25mm iron is easy to use! With a thicker iron, you can only make large curls, but with a thinner iron, you can make smaller or larger curls by changing the way you curl the hair (for example, by making the hair bundle thicker, curling vertically, or curling flat, etc.)! (Kanagawa/Yokohama urupool)
The easiest size to use is 32 mm.
Many respondents recommended a 32mm sized iron for medium hair.
I definitely recommend 32mm. The 32mm is thick enough to cover both and easy to use.” (Ayala, Funabashi, Chiba) (Ayala Funabashi, Chiba)
“If you have medium length hair now, I recommend 32mm. If you cut your hair to a bob, I think you can create just the right curl. 25mm might make the curl too tight. (Osaka, Japan/Osaka asobi)
I think 32mm is the most versatile thickness for medium length hair to create a natural look. 25mm is too thin and a little difficult to set. (Osaka/Sakai HAIRS be road, Hatsushiba)
What did you think? It seems that it is better to choose an iron according to the style you want, 25mm if you like slightly stronger curls, or 32mm if you like fluffy curls. If you are really confused, it might be a good idea to ask your hair stylist which iron is recommended for medium hair.