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How to Use a Curling Wand

A CLIPLESS CURLING IRON TUTORIAL

Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

We all have that hair tool that we never use, right? Maybe you got it as a gift or bought one because your friend or hairdresser used it. But once you tried to use it for yourself, everything was wonky, and you put it in a drawer never to be seen again. Sound familiar? That's how I was with curling wands. I liked my curling irons that had clamps so much better and never really understood the wand. That is, until I read How to Use a Curling Wand by Amanda Holstein. Allow her to teach you how to use your curling wand with this step-by-step guide!

A curling wand is a clipless curling iron that is larger towards the top and gradually gets smaller. It’s a really great tool because it creates the perfect, natural looking waves. It’s harder to get the more natural look with a regular curling iron, so now that I’ve figured out how to use this new tool, I’m hooked! I highly recommend it. Check out the step by step tutorial below and maybe you’ll convert to the curling wand too.

STEPS 1-4:

Start by holding the curling wand with your right hand. Hold it upside down, over the left side of your head. Take a 1/2 inch – 1 inch piece of hair and hold it in front of the curling wand.Use your free hand to wrap the hair around the wand, away from your face. Careful not to touch the hot wand – that’s the tricky part! But the more you practice, the easier it gets. I like to start by holding the hair towards the root and as I wrap the hair, I slowly bring my hand down towards the ends.

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