Achieving soft, bouncy waves always starts with the right curling iron. But finding that perfect styling tool can prove a difficult task — many of the products pros use can run for hundreds of dollars, which is obviously cost-prohibitive for anyone on a budget. If you're in that boat, however, you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of cheap curling irons out there under $50 that have shoppers raving all over the internet. So if you're looking for the best new one to add to your haircare arsenal, discerning reviewers have done the work for you and tested out which ones are actually worth adding to cart.
And yes, there's something for pretty much every budget. Those looking for an under-$20 styler will be happy to know Conair makes a $13.69 option that reviewers love for its ability to heat quickly and because of how light it is (plus, it'll look good on your vanity thanks to its rose gold barrel). Or, if you have a little more to spend, it's worth looking at Bed Head's Curlipops 1'' Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron for $29.99, which reviewers say curls hair quickly, comes with a protective glove, and has a non-tapered barrel so your hair doesn't fall off so easily.
Whether you're on the hunt for the most basic of stylers or you're willing to spend a little more for some extra features, the internet has vetted a bevy of curling irons under $50 to make it easier for you to decide which one is best for you. Ahead, six of the best (according to enthusiastic reviewers) to help you get the job done on a budget.