How To Use a Curling Wand
posted on May 16, 2014 | by Amanda Holstein
Now that you’ve mastered the curling iron, it’s time to learn how to use a curling wand. A curling wand is a clipless curling iron that is larger towards the top and gradually gets smaller. It’s a really great tool because it creates the perfect, natural looking waves. It’s harder to get the more natural look with a regular curling iron, so now that I’ve figured out how to use this new tool, I’m hooked! I highly recommend it. Check out the step by step tutorial below and maybe you’ll convert to the curling wand too.
Start by holding the curling wand with your right hand. Hold it upside down, over the left side of your head. Take a 1/2 inch – 1 inch piece of hair and hold it in front of the curling wand.Use your free hand to wrap the hair around the wand, away from your face. Careful not to touch the hot wand – that’s the tricky part! But the more you practice, the easier it gets. I like to start by holding the hair towards the root and as I wrap the hair, I slowly bring my hand down towards the ends.
Make sure you leave an inch of the ends out of the wand so they stay straight. If you want, you can straighten the ends when you’re finished or just straighten your hair before you start curling (that’s what I do). That way, you get that edgy look with straight, blunt ends. Gently release your hair and pull the wand up. I like to pull the ends of the hair down once I remove the wand to make the curl more wavy and less tight.
Now to do the other side of your head, you need to switch hands. Hold the wand in your left hand, turn it upside down and hold it over the right side of your head. Again, make sure to curl the pieces away from your face. Once you’ve curled your whole head, spray with a flexible hold hairspray. Then, style as you wish!
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Great share, how long is the curly hair last?
Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork Says
Love it! Thanks for the tutorial! Would you replace your curling iron with this, then? Or still use the curling iron for a different reason?
Amanda SaysPost author
I would still use the curling iron if you’re going for more celebrity style waves. But I suggest playing around with both and seeing which you like better!
Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork Says
These results seem a bit more ‘natural’ than with the curling iron. I love what you’ve done with your hair colour wise since the curling iron post. Thanks for the clear post.
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cindy curel Says
For smaller curls, choose a curling wand that is 1” wide or smaller. Big, bouncy curls can be made using a curling wand wider than 1”.
Look for the material your wand is made out of; ceramic or tourmaline are typically regarded as the best quality and safest for you hair.
Most curling wands come with a dial or switch that allows you to adjust the amount of heat it puts out. You’ll either have the choice of ‘high-medium-low’ or an actual temperature setting. Change this to meet the needs of your hair, keeping in mind that the higher the heat, the more damaging it can be to your hair.
Hi…what size curling wand are you using?
If you want to have smaller curls, curling wand should be 1” wide or smaller. If you want to have Big, bouncy curls curling wand should be wider than 1”.
We have great curling irons on the market so ıf you make some researches you can find best for you
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Thanks for the great tutorial. It looks like you would have put a fair bit of time into putting it together. Thanks
Katie Masters Says
I love this style, it reminds me of Khloe’s Kardashian wavy long bob. Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda!
Debra Morris Says
Wow! Such a awesome post. Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial! I just love it!
So glad I found this help! My curling wand has been lying around totally useless because I just didn’t get how to use it properly!
Cant wait to have another go with these instructions.
It turned out very stylish, beauty)
Living Gorgeous Says
Quite useful information.. nice guide and images are really helpful!
Thanks so much! Getting married tomorrow and my hairdresser has let me down?. Can’t find anyone else, so my friend is stepping in. Not going to panic – or so I’m telling myself!
Vanessa Funes Says
Can you post a video on how to add a headband braid and curl with the wand? I would really appreciate.
Tricia McMahon Says
How do you keep from burning your fingers, lol? Every time I try to use one I end up burning the tips of my fingers :(. I will keep practicing!
Lucy Green Says
Thanks for the tutorial – the effect from the curling wand seems much more natural than a curling iron, I can’t wait to try it on my own hair :)
skin twinkle Says
great useful information.. nice guide and images are really helpful!
Thanks for the tutorial I will put it into practice with my Karmin that I love.
Skin Seas Says
That’s really helpful. Thanks Amanda :) BTW your hair looks absolutely adorable.
From flat irons to curling wands, there are so many hair care tools and only a few have proper instructions. Even my daughter once burned her hair using one. This article is great and should be linked from the manufacturer’s website if you’d ask me. Great shot Amanda!
Emily Wilson Says
This was so helpful because I can’t curl for nothing. But I’ll give it another whirl
Basit Ansari Says
Hi, It’s a wonderful guide to use curling wind and thanks for sharing awesome article with us.
Oreilia Aproni Says
Great share, does this also work for dry hair?
Thanks for the tutorial Amanda, I am researching for my next blog and this really helps me out. Thank you very much.
Betty Parks Says
Hey Amanda, these are tips easy to follow.
How do you manage to do both, posing and taking photos?
By the way, what flexible hold hairspray do you use? The link doesn’t work.
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jha @ Hair Care Guide Says
Thanks for sharing this guide about uses of curling wand, Very helpful information.
I have read your article, i liked the way you explained it shortly but in an easy way.