Cortex curling wands offer professional-looking results for reasonable prices. Made with high-quality materials and designed for the sophisticated hair stylist in mind, Cortex provides the latest in styling technology.
The versatility and quality offered will provide the at-home or professional stylist the ability to recreate looks while keeping hair healthy.
Note. An important distinction to keep in mind is the difference between curling wands and curling irons. To briefly recap: traditional curling irons have clips that grip the hair during the setting process. Wands are a solid “rod” design with no clip. Curling wands are designed eliminate clip marks and allows for additional versatility in styling. Styling with a curling wand might take some getting used to, but it creates beautiful, natural-looking curls and waves that are very hot right now in the beauty industry.
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What is Cortex?
Cortex International is headquartered out in Miami, Florida and maintains a full customer base all around the world. In addition to its premium curling wands, Cortex offers a full line of superior styling products, including:
- Hair straighteners
- Flat and rolled hair brushes
- Blow dryers
- Protective and restorative styling formulas
In this article we will focus on the qualities that make of wands of this brand the best in the industry. We will also review several individual Cortex products and discuss the unique value they bring to anyone’s beauty wardrobe. Finally we will touch on what causes hair damage and couple of products that can prevent it.
How Cortex Designs Their Products
Cortex designs its products with their customer’s needs in mind. The latest developments in hair care technology are implemented into all of its products. Cortex also keeps an eye out for trends in the fashion industry to make sure its products are up to date. This is one reason why the wands do not have clips. First, to ensure that their products do not leave clip marks behind. Secondly, to appeal to professional stylists who prefer the advanced and modern design of a clamp less barrel.
Why Choose Cortex Curling Wands?
Cortex’s heat tools are made with the latest in heat styling technology and designed to effectively style hair all the while leaving hair undamaged. Their curling wands are made of titanium, ceramic and/or tourmaline. These are important and essential constituents of any quality-heating tool.
Each product line is released under close inspection by the global team of Cortex technical supervisors. This resolves for the lowest rate of defects in the industry. All the while, Cortex products are inexpensive for both the average home user and the professional hair stylist.
Review: Cortex Curling Wands
Cortex has a diverse line of curling wands that answer to a variety of beauty care needs. We’ve yet only examined the benefits of using their products from a broad-spectrum, but now let’s take a keener look on the key features of the top three Cortex curling wand models.
Cortex 4 in 1 Curling Wands
First, let’s take a look at the top rated, most highly praised Cortex interchangeable barrel curling wands.
Cortex Professional 4-Play Titanium
The Cortex Professional 4-Play Pro curling wand is an ideal tool for the stylist who needs style versatility without compromising quality and budget. The barrels of this curling wand range in size, from 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, to 2”. This amazing product is for those of who are too eager to explore different hairstyle easily and inexpensively. This product allows those of you to experiment freely along a multitude of different styles: from tight curls to loose curls and to everything in between.
The barrels of this curling wand are distinctively coated with 100% titanium, which heats particularly quickly. In fact, this product reaches optimal heat settings within the first minute, which is ideal for those of you who are constantly on the go. In addition, this titanium curling wand distributes heat evenly along its barrel, which is an important component towards consistent, beautiful and long lasting hairstyling results.
This curling wand reaches temperature of 450F (230C) and has variable temperature control. This allows people with thinner hair the opportunity to style their hair at a lower temperature, all the while allowing those with thicker hair to set their wand at a hotter temperature. If safety is of a concern, know that this product is safe to use. It has a programmable automatic shutoff feature, which will provide you ease of mind and comfort.
The Cortex Professional 4-Play Curling Wand comes with an ambidextrous, heat-resistant glove and an 11” heat-resistant cord. The glove is used to protect your skin from the heat of your wand. The 11” cord is heat resistant for protective measures.
Cortex also provides single-barrelled curling wands, which is great if you’re on a tight budget.
Cortex Curling Tourmaline Curling Wand 1″
The Cortex 1″ tourmaline curling wand is easy to use, it provides high-quality styles and is all the while exceptionally inexpensive. This curling wand comes with a single barrel of premium quality that is coated with tourmaline, which will quickly and effectively set your hair into curls, while giving them a glossy and smooth allure.
Given highly applicable design of this product, you may use it to smoothen your hair before curling. Frizzy hair is easily tamed with the heat, (we recommend that you use the barrel of your wand to flattens unruly hair cuticles before curling your hairstyling.)
This product is available in two different colors, black and pink.
People with wavy hair may create neat and cute waves with their tool. While people with flat hair can produce voluminous hair with a natural looking bounce. Whatever your hair type, it’s easy to experiment with this curling wand given its high-heat setting and advanced design.
Traditional curling irons with clips have an awkward handle and can easily get caught in the hair during styling because of poor design. The Cortex Curling Iron 1” is designed to fit in your nicely hand as you style with an ergonomic, non-slip grip. Its cord is attached to the handle with a swivel end so it will allow you to move your wrist at all sorts of odd angles and not tangle itself in your hair. A swivel cord attachment is definitely a must-have feature for any curling iron.
Review: Cortex Hair Care Products
In addition to its line of technologically superior curling wands, Cortex also has a line of hair styling product to keep hair healthy and gorgeous. As discussed here, it’s really important to keep hair healthy if you plan on curling it frequently. Even though all Cortex curling wands are designed to be gentle on your hair, repeated exposure to heat in any form can be a source of damage. We will now review two Cortex products that aid in the fight against heat-induced damage resulting from over styling.
Cortex Repair Formula Hair Mask
The Cortex Repair Formula Hair Mask is a deep conditioning cream made with the finest natural ingredients. It is designed to replenish hair’s natural fortifiers and protect against both natural and styling-induced damage. Regardless of how your hair sustains damaged, it happens the same way: cuticles or tiny overlapping layers on the hair shaft become warped and brittle with repeated exposure to heat, the elements or harsh chemicals. Once the cuticles become warped, your hair’s soft core or cortex is exposed and natural moisture is released.
This hair mask attacks the mechanics of hair damage. Its natural ingredients (olive oil, wheat proteins and avocado oil) act as sealants for the hair shaft and naturally smooth down frayed or brittle hair cuticles. Instead of using synthetic, harsh chemicals which can further damage the hair shaft, the essential oils in this product restore your hair’s structure gently and the way nature intended. After just one use of the hair mask you will find that your hair is smoother to the touch and less unmanageable. This is because the natural sealants in the mask have smoothed down the warp cuticles and prevented further damage from warping the hair’s inner core.
Despite being a greatly nourishing hair treatment, the Cortex Repair Formula Hair Mask does not leave your hair weighed down or greasy after use. In addition to its conditioning components, this hair mask also contains sun filters which protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
Depending on the level of damage that hair has sustained, it is meant to be used weekly or up to 3 times weekly. After washing/conditioning and while hair is still wet, take a small amount and work through the hair beginning at the ends. Allow the product to remain in the hair for at least 7 minutes and up to 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and style as usual.
Cortex Repair Formula Conditioner
In order to keep hair healthy it’s important to use quality product at every stage of your beauty regimen, even at its most basic level. That’s why it’s essential to choose a daily conditioner that will be good for your hair for the simple fact that you use it almost every day.
The Cortex Repair Formula conditioner does not simply smooth the hair or make it greasy like many sub-par conditioners available on the market. Rather, this conditioner breathes new life to your hair by penetrating the damaged hair shaft and moisturizing hair’s inner core (or cortex). As with the Cortex Repair Formula Hair Mask, this product also contains sun filters to protect from the damaging effects of the sun. And it will not leave any residue in the hair, thereby restoring hair to its vivacious natural look.
Now that we’ve reviewed Cortex, its curling wands and premium styling products, it’s up to you to figure out which products you select for your beauty wardrobe. When selecting curling wands or any heat tool for that matter, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind:
- Curling wands without a clip are great for professional looking results since they do not leave clip marks and will not tangle with your hair
- Choose a curling wand or any heat tool made with titanium, tourmaline or ceramic — these elements heat efficiently and healthily and on top of that leave hair silky smooth after styling
- If you plan on using a curling wand or other heating device on a daily basis, then make sure you have hair care products on hand that will protect your hair and reverse the damage brought on by repeated heat exposure.
Also, take an advantage of knowing which type of curling wand you need.
- Titanium’s high heating ability means that you will get amazing, long-lasting curls that will retain their shape much longer than average.
- Tourmaline offers high quality hairstyles at the most affordable price.
Cortex’s line of curling wands are a great choice since they are made with elements that keep your hair healthy, and its full line of hair care accessories ensure that your hair’s health is maintained over time.