styling wands, are they better?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It depends on the type of curl you are looking for. I find them easier to use than a regular iron because you don’t have to worry about getting that dent in your hair. That being said, you can use a regular iron to achieve the same thing, you just wrap each strand around the heated iron without using the clip! No need to buy a wand.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes for me. My hair does not hold curl no matter how much product I put in and it does with a wand. I always curled my hair the wand way so it wasn’t too hard to learn but I suggest wearing a robe and socks when using one. 

I have the Nume 4-Play. I bought it for $80+$10 shipping using a coupon code. I love it. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Araya:  I never used a wand because I didn’t want to buy another curling tool (I have several).  However I will say I dont get a dent with my clamp iron.  On the other hand I just got one of those curling devices that does all the curling for you.  It sucks your hair and spins it around the barrell.  I think the only 3 out are by beliss, babyliss, and conair.  I got the same results and it was easier since there is less wrist work.  And the curls actually lasted longer when slept on.  But you dont get the control you have with a traditional iron/wand. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought a wand that was on the cheaper side, as I don’t like to use my Chi on my hair all the time, because of how hot it gets.

It works pretty good.. it’s probably a little bit faster because you just wrap, hold and done, but the only way to control how big/small the curls are is by using either the top or bottom end of it.. which for long hair is pretty hard!

I like it though.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve only had success curling with a styling wand.. they are way easier to use than a regular curling iron

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yesssssssss, it works so much better! I have hair that never ever curls and went through so many curling irons. I got a chi wand and I will never go back. People are shocked when they learn I did my hair 10+ hours before with no hair spray and it still holds.

Many wands give you a glove to work with. Honestly, I found the glove made things more difficult. I’ve burned myself slightly a few times, but the same thing could have happened with a regular curling iron. I adjusted to it pretty quickly though! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally love my curling wand versions my curling irons.But it really does depend on the type of curl you want. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It depends on the desired curl, and your hair! For me it takes muccchhh longer to use a wand, but gives me cute curls that look more natural. I can get pretty, loose waves with a curling iron in less than 10 minutes so I usually go with that. I have friends who swear the wand is the only way they can get their hair to hold a curl, so if that’s the type of hair you have go for it! There is a bit of a learning curve mainly because you need to learn a) how to not mess up your hair while wearing a heat protectant glove or b) learn how to not burn your hand while holding your hair on a hot wand! After a few times you’ll get the hang of it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just got a wand for Christmas, I love it. Curls never stay in my hair but with the wand they stay! I watched a tutorial on YouTube. Hard to understand how to use at first. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes, wand curls stay so much better for some reason. I like the way my hair looks with both the wand and the regular curling iron, but the wand curls stay set for days. The curling iron curls fall out over time IMO.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’ve tried curling my hair with countless curling irons throughout the year and they never worked. I randomly decided to pick up a Conair wand at Target one day and it’s amazing! It can take awhile to curl but it does a great job and the curls last the whole day (and then some). 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I loved my wand. I still do, but I just don’t use it as often as I used to. It makes my hair look really nice and sort of beachy. I still prefer using my flat iron to give wavy curls though. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The left side is super easy (with the wand pointing up) but the right side (wand pointing down) is a real test in contortionism  for me. When I do it, they do last two days. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

I find my hair straightener the best for curling, and having the curl stay. Until I learned to curl my hair with a straightener my hair NEVER stayed, but now I can sleep on it and my hair still looks great the next day- I often brush the curls for more owave loose curl look. It’s not as hard as it looks, people usually tell mThayer can’t figure it out, but you just have to practice, and I think the shape of the straightener helps too.

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