What is the difference between curling irons and curling wands? Let us answer the question by helping you find the styling accessory that’s right for you and your hair.
Styling wands come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes; we have a preference for conical or inverted cone rods. The biggest and most obvious difference between curling irons and wands is that a wand doesn’t feature a clip like a traditional curling iron. The two most common ways to wrap hair around the cylinder of the wand are to wrap it against the cylinder or to let it curl naturally in your hand. Wrapping your hair around the barrel will give you shinier, even waves, while twisting your hair will give you more natural, textured waves.
Since the wand only heats the hair that’s in contact with it (depending on how long you hold it in place), the waves you get will be smoother and silkier than you could get with a curling iron. To complete your waves, regardless of the shape or size of the cylinder, leave 3 to 10 cm of hair out and gently pull the waves as you remove your wand. Style your locks with your fingertips once they’ve cooled down, and everyone will think you’ve just come back from the beach!
Traditional curling irons are more commonly used and most of us grew up using our mother’s iron to curl our hair. Today you have your own curling iron, and thanks to us, you have a jewel of technology in your hands. Curling irons come in many sizes, and each has its own advantages. The larger cylinders allow for larger waves while the smaller cylinders allow for closer, spiraling waves.
The clip has the added benefit of heating your hair from both sides, straightening and curling it. We like to start curling the hair near the roots and rotating the iron until all of your hair is all in the iron. You can curl your tips or not! Women with short hair find curling irons easier to use because they allow you to wrap shorter locks around the barrel without harming your fingers. When curling your hair, ensure that the arm of the clamp goes over the hair and does not go back over it until it has been wrapped once around the cylinder. This will help reduce frizz, and you’ll look like you just stepped out of a hair salon!