Curling wands are a perfect choice if you want curls and you want them natural. As compared to curling irons, that give you a more finished and tight touch to your hair! They come in two styles, straight and tapered. So, if you seek a natural look, curling wands will help you maintain the look you’re in search of.
How to Get it For a Long Time
Before we begin with “how-to”, let’s focus on what your hair needs to stay firm in its position once you curl them. The actual goal, certainly, is to maintain them in the form you set them!
So, the first thing you should choose is a suitable hair spray to hold your hair in place (especially when you’ve washed them freshly). Make sure you use it softly and do not overdo it.
How to Start Curling
Once done with the basics, it is time to start curling. (Remember: It is always better to use a glove while handling the wand as it tends to get very hot and become difficult to hold for a long period of time.
- Section off the top hair of your head after you part your hair on your natural parting line and draw them in a catcher to avoid interference, while you curl your side and back hair. Use catches as per need.
- Hold a section of your hair, about 1-1.5 inches, and gently start wrapping it around the wand from the top, all the way down to the bottom, away from your face, down to the barrel of your curling wand, until you reach the tip of your hair.
Tip: If your hair has volume, try to start two inches away from your scalp when you pick your section of hair. Starting from the root will create a lot of volumes that will make your hair look frizzy. It’s quite the opposite for people with finer or thinner hair. In this case, curl closer to the scalp to allow your hair to attain some volume from its anchor on your scalp.
- Holding it for about 5-10 seconds, in the same position will bring in perfect curls. No need for dragging time. The curls are set in loosely, but your applied hair spray will keep it firmly in its position.
- Release. Once you’re done, release your hair from the wand, and yet carry them in your hand a little longer so that they might retain their position before you pick in a new lot of hair. If you have bangs, try to curl only their ends and not the entire bang.
- Once you’re done with your hair, the next thing to do is to loosen the curls by running your fingers across them softly, such that each curl opens up slightly giving a natural touch rather than a created one. Another thing you can do is flip over your hair, tip down your head, and release your curls a bit.
That’s pretty much it! Play along with your hair naturally with the curling wand.