Simple Curling Wand Tutorial for Beginners

Have you ever wondered how people get those perfect, beachy waves with uncurled ends? One answer, the curling wand. Today, I’m sharing a simple curling wand tutorial for beginners.

 
 
 
 
 
Ever since I was very young I have loved all things makeup and hair.  
 

I would wake up early as a high schooler just so I could spend an hour blowing my hair out in hopes that it would be pencil straight.  

Let me just be clear, my hair never wound up stick straight.  

So, when the flat iron walked into my life, I was beyond excited!

 
As with all trends, gone are the days of straight hair, and now are the days of messy waves.  
 
I am elated about the trend and enjoy not spending over an hour fixing my hair.  
 
So, for those of you with naturally straight hair who want those messy curls, stick around… I’m about to make your day!  
 
Just like the flat iron helped me attain those straight locks, the curling wand will help you get those effortless curls!  
 
I was asked to try out Irresistible Me’s Sapphire Curling Wand, and I am excited to show you how you can use this on your hair- long or short!  
 
If you rather create these curls with your flat iron, I showed you how I do mine in this video.
 
 

Simple Steps for using a Curling Wand Safely

You might feel like a complete amateur using the glove, but I absolutely recommend it until you get the hang of things.  
 
A few tips to help you get the “Messy Curls” you are hoping for:
 
  •  Try to always have the wand pointing downwards when you curl.  Once the curl is set, just let the ends of your hair go and the curl will fall off of the wand.  There is no reason to wind and unwind the wand. 
  • Curl your locks away from your face.  I prefer to have my hair out of my face and I think it’s more flattering to have the curls going outwards.
  • Use the glove and a heat protectant spray, such as “Chi Iron Guard”.   

Beachy Curls with a Curling Wand

The best way to create beachy curls with a curling wand is by making sure your hair is completely dry. 

If you hair is still holding moisture, the curls won’t hold as well.

Curling wands can produce a tight curl, if you want them to, but I prefer a loose curl.  Choose a wand attachment that gives you the curl you are looking for.

Most curling wands allow you to switch the wand attachments so you can get different results with the same tool, which is a huge bonus.

Once your hair is dry, spray it with a heat protectant spray to keep your hair healthy.

Curl your hair in 1 inch section, starting with the underneath and working your way to the top.

Spray your hair with a holding spray and allow it to cool before touching it.

Finishing Products for Beachy Curls

For true beachy curls, be sure to use a texturizing spray or taffy.

These add separation to your curls and give it that effortless, messy look.

If your hair lacks shine, finish it off with a shine spray to increase the shine of the hair.

Curling wand versus a Curling Iron

Do you ever wonder why you need a curling wand when you have a curling iron already?

Curling wands allow you to be able to achieve different looks with the same tool.

Curling irons only do one thing- curl the hair in the size of the barrel.

Curling wands also don’t clamp your hair.  While part of the hair is touching the wand, the other part is not receiving heat as it would be with a curling iron.

This prevents the hair from breaking as easily.

Curling irons produce a uniform, classic curl.  A wand allows the hair to be more flexible and results in a casual look.

Tips for using a curling wand

  • Curl your hair away from your face
  • Point the wand down when wrapping the hair around the barrel
  • Change the wand attachments to get different looks
  • Be sure to use a heat glove until you are used to using the curling wand
 
 

Ever since I was very young I have loved all things makeup and hair.  I would wake up early as a high schooler just so I could spend an hour blowing my hair out in hopes that it would be pencil straight.  

Let me just be clear, my hair never wound up stick straight.  

So, when the flat iron walked into my life, I was beyond excited!

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5 Comments

  1. I have been trying to get waves like that since I recently grew my hair out! They look wonderful! Thanks for the tip about curling down. I will give that a try. Great post for a newbie long-ish haired girl like me! 🙂

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