Curling wands vs curling irons


Call me old-fashioned, but I can't imagine parting with my curling iron.  Does anyone out there have any experience with a curling wand?  What can you do or not do with them, compared to a regular old curling iron?

I'm just wondering if it's worth the investment.  Tell me what you know!


Jan 25, 2013 @ 05:07 pm

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If you're good at hair

I took a hair and makeup class in high school, and the instructor was crazy for curling wands. She was adamant that it gave you more control as a stylist and eliminated the problem of fishtailing (when you curl the hair the wrong way over the iron and get a stiff looking bottom piece that goes in the wrong direction). I wasn't a huge fan of them, considering I'd frequently burn my fingers trying to use one and truthfully found the hinged part of the curling iron to be a lifesaver.
Jan 26, 2013 @ 09:17 am

Curling Iron.

I completely agree with @melissakj. I personally like using a curling iron much better. The main reason why I like it better is that I find it gives you a lot more control.
Jan 26, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

Bombshell wand

I recently bought a wand and I must admit it has been a difficult task adapting to it. You have more control with a clip and you don't run a huge risk of burning your hand! Mine did come with a glove but you can't feel your hair when you use it, which for some reason really makes a difference for me.
All that being said, I prefer the curls I get from my wand and I have gotten used to it overtime.
Jan 26, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

love my curling wand!

I absolutely love my curling wand you guys. I've never burned myself, and I never wear the glove. Just be careful and take your time! The best part about the wand is that it makes my curls LAST. I have very straight hair naturally, so when I use my curling iron my curls would always fall flat by the end of the night. But with my wand i'll wake up the next morning and have perfect curls still! And considering I spent about $100 on my curling iron because I wanted a good one and it still doesn't hold my curls for a night, and I bought a Revlon wand for $15 at Walmart and I get 24 curl-holding awesomeness, you can see why I love it.

I also like that there's no risk of "fishtailing" as melissakj said, so it's a more hassle-free way to curls in my opinion.
Jan 28, 2013 @ 01:52 pm

Thanks for all your feedback!

I'd like to think I'm smart enough to avoid "fishtailing" (although, I admit, I didn't know what it was called) so I find the clip useful.
lissag's comments about getting longer-lasting curls with a wand is enticing, though! Maybe I should give it a shot...? When you use a curling wand, do you wrap your hair from root to tip? I would think that would make it hard to get curl right to the ends of your hair, no?

Jan 28, 2013 @ 02:19 pm


I found this video which might be helpful
Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

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