I hesitated to write about curling wands, because it seemed to me like an item that every girl had by now. However, throughout the past couple of months I was approached by women asking, “How do you get your hair to look like that?” When I mentioned the curling wand, they had never heard of it. I think I’ve helped sell quite a few curling wands in the past year or so, but really every girl should have one.
If you use a curling wand, you know the benefits over the traditional curling iron. I used to look at celebrities, and wonder how they got their hair so lush and wavy. Every time I attempted to curl my hair I would get the “George Washington” curl. It wasn’t nearly as sexy as I had hoped. Then I discovered the curling wand, and my life was changed forever.
Here are a few benefits of using a curling wand over a curling iron:
1) Better for Waves
Whether you are looking for a loose or tight wave, there is a wand for you. Curling irons are only superior if you’re looking for the Shirley Temple look. With a traditional curling iron you would have to curl your hair, then run your fingers through the curl several times in order to get a wavy look. With the wand you simple wrap your hair around the wand, hold, and release.
2) Healthier Hair
Curling irons traditionally take longer to curl hair. That extra time spent frying isn’t good for your luscious locks. With some curling irons you have to hold the hair to the iron for a minute in order to achieve a curl that will stay. With curling wands 10 to 15 seconds, and you’ve got a great wave.
3) More Time Efficient
It used to take me about an hour to curl all of my hair. I would have to start getting ready way in advance, and dreaded doing it. In order for a curl to hold I would have to separate my hair into very thin sections, taking up extra time I could be spending somewhere else. Now with the help of my wand my hair is done in about 20 minutes. The curling wand is more efficient, because I can use thicker sections and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes for a wave to take hold.
4) Longer Lasting Power
Even after spending an hour on my hair, my curls would be flat an hour into the evening. I have thin hair, so getting a big sexy look is hard to achieve. I would use tons of hairspray, and still my hair would go flat. With my curling wand, my hair stays wavy all night and I use little if any hair spray.
5) No Creases
While curling irons can leave behind dents in your hair, curling wands leave a smooth look each time.
There is one side effect I’ve experienced with my curling wand: BURNS. Tons of girls burn themselves every day with curling irons, so burns from a curling wand are nothing new. When curling your hair you have to be extremely careful. Each curling wand should come with a glove. Unlike a curling iron, curling wand users have to hold the hair in place. Creases are avoided, because there’s no metal or plastic clasp that comes down over the hair. Wearing the glove is important, so that you don’t burn your fingers, especially as you’re learning to use the wand. It’s also important to watch where you’re pointing the wand. If the wand touches your skin it will burn it. You may laugh now, but wearing a long sleeve t-shirt when first learning to use your wand can save you some pain later.
Once you get used to using your wand, you shouldn’t have a problem with burning yourself. It’s an easy and efficient way to achieve the look you’ve been attempting for years.
Stop by the Meeshme blog tomorrow for more tips and tricks.