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  1. Laura says

    reat advice and loving the curls. Just thought you might want to know it “cord” not “chord”. ;)
    Take care!

  2. Laura says

    Oops my G from the word great got separated!

  3. I use a curling iron and love it as I don’t have to hold my hair with my other hand (so it comes down to laziness for me!) I think they both look pretty much the same and I would use both :)

  4. Dacia says

    I actually use my curling iron like a wand – I don’t use the clamp and I hold it with the cord up. It works pretty well!

  5. Diane says

    I love this post. It took me the longest time to figure out how to hold each and you made it so simple by indicating where the cord goes on each. Genius. FYI – You say “wand” in both paragraphs under What are they used for?

  6. jenna says

    Or you could save your money and use your curling iron as a wand simply by not clamping the hair.

  7. I have tried both and I have not gotten the technique down with the wand… I usually burn my finger and I hate wearing the gloves they give. I use a flatiron daily to curl but it makes smaller curls/waves and I’d like to try for larger waves instead. I may need to just keep practicing!

  8. Kerry says

    I feel like I’ve mastered the curling iron but my curls don’t hold up. What is your advice/product for making them last?

  9. Maria says

    I love this type of posts, it helps so much because I never knew the difference. The timing of this post is also great because I was thinking on getting a curling thingy but didn’t know if I should go for iron or for wand. Thank you

  10. […] Hair Secret// I have pretty naturally wavy hair but I curl it pretty often when dressing up. I have both a curling wand and curling iron but do I whatsoever know the difference or which to use when? Ha! no. I can pretend I do all I want but it’s a 100% “uhh let’s just use this one today” type of decision! This post was mind-blowing to me and will totally be something to keep in mind from now on! […]

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  12. Great article!!!!! Gonna reccomend this article to many of my friends..

  13. […] When using a curling iron, people should start from the root of the hair and work their way to the bottom section. It’s a good idea to avoid curling the very tip of the hair because it’s the most fragile and can sustain damage from too much heat exposure. The barrel of curling irons come in different sizes and produces various different types of curls, so it’s important to use just the right kind of curling iron in order to achieve a specific look. […]

  14. Kaely says

    My curling iron clamp broke off so I guess I have a wand now. Thanks for the advice and information!

    1. Tamara says

      Karmin is my favorite :D

  15. Miranda says

    Curling wands are really great..Everytime i use this provides me an uneven happiness…I just love using my conair curling wand.

  16. Personally I prefer curling wand . most of my friends have it and they recommended it . I bought a good curling wand 2 months ago now I feel good . We don’t have to give out tons of money to salons to give us fabulous curls because now WE CAN. We have our little wands to make us have tiny little bouncy curls or to give us big fancy beachy waves but always make us feel confident, make us love our hair.