When should you use a curling wand instead of a curling iron?Wand curls are looser, beachy waves, and a wand is often a faster styling tool. A curling iron makes curls that are tighter and more polished, but it can often take longer.
Learning how to use a curling wand to get long-lasting curls is very similar to learning how to use a curling iron. You will want to use a quality wand, curl from the middle of the hair section, and let the curl cool. Since curling wands don’t come with a clamp, there is no chance of a clamp dent in your curls. Here are some additional tips for how to use a curling wand.
- Choose the right barrel size. Using a larger barrel size can cause curls to fall out sooner. To get loose and elegant curls, use a smaller barrel than you might think, and then brush the curls out.
- Curl away from your face. This technique will create curls that frame your face. In the back, just alternate directions you curl toward.
- Don’t hold your hair on the heat for very long. Believe it or not, 10 seconds might be enough time to damage your hair. Try holding your hair to the barrel for only 2–4 seconds.
If a curling iron or wand isn’t working for you, try a flatiron. The plates are already ceramic coated, and there isn’t a clamp or barrel to worry about.