(Closed) how to get loose waves with a curling iron?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: which curling iron will give me beach waves?
    remington : (0 votes)
    babyliss : (9 votes)
    82 %
    something else entirely (please suggest) : (2 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    When I get my hair cut my girl waves my hair with something like your second picture – there is no clamp. She wears a little finger protector on her other hand so she doesn’t burn herself. It turns out great! 

    Post # 4
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @shaniqua:  A wand is better than a traditional curling iron for this type of look. My favorite curling wand is by NuMe–it looks pricey at first, but if you search around the internet a bit you can almost always find a good deal/coupon/groupon.

    ETA: the wand isn’t hard to use if you have a heat glove–I believe most (if not all) of NuMe’s wands come with them. 

    Post # 5
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I did a search on you tube. Turns out it’s HOW you curl your hair (where you start) that gives those lovely waves. I used my regular old curling iron.  I can’t really explain it except that you start about two inches from your scalp and work curl section of hair until you’ve wrapped it once around the iron, let it sit for a few seconds and then slide the iron down (that same section of hair) and start the process over . I have long hair so it’s three or four seperate curling transactions for one section of hair. I was more than pleased with how it turned out. check out a video on youtube.

    Post # 6
    2210 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Theres new special curling irons out for the beachy wave thing….I bought one after my hair stylist showed me, its fat on one end and skinny on the other (either way is fine) ill see if I can find a pick…..sometimes its fat on the inner end, sometimes fat on the outter….same thing doesnt matter. Mine is like the first pick my stylists is the last one. You should find them both in drugstores! I find these are best…i just couldnt get the beachy thing going on irons with a uniform barrel and then this came into my life lol













    Post # 7
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    those curling wands are a bitch to use.  Seriously.  I bought one last fall, and I have practiced and practiced but it just isn’t going to happen for me.


    Just watch some vids on youtube and try to mimic the technique with a regular curling iron.

    Post # 8
    2925 posts
    Sugar bee

    @PrincessBride27:  +1 Nume Wand.

    I have the Nume 4-Play which has 4 attachments. It was 190-110 (YouTube coupon code) + 10 shipping = 90. I love it and I love the option of four sizes.  The 32mm (appx 1.5 inch) does not work well for me. I used the 19 mm for my wedding and I think the other picture is also using the 19mm. For me, I think the 25mm (1 inch) will get me the waves you described. It starts out super curly but the curls eventually fall but they last. I was able to just put in dry shampoo the day after my wedding and go. I am a rebel and I don’t use the glove so I do have a few nasty burns from it. I always wear a robe and socks when using it.

    Sorry pictures are first.  I am on my tablet. 

    Post # 9
    2210 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I dont find the wand too bad at all. The first time was a learning curve…but then once you get the hang of how to hold it, its fine. Its so much faster then curling because you dont hold it there very long (for the wave look) cause then it will be just straight up curls! I can do my whole head in like less then 10 minutes.

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