Sunday 18 May 2014

How to: use a waving wand

After an absolute age, I'm back with a video tutorial!

My hair is naturally curly, but it never dries in a nice way, I always look like I've been dragged through a bush backwards (which really isn't the look I'm going for). So, for well behaved waves I have to use a styling tool, and am always on the look out for one that is simple to use (I can't use tongs to save my life), doesn't take ages, and won't totally frazzle my hair.

For this tutorial I used a Silk Waving Wand*, sent to me by the nice folks at Remington. Here's how I got on...

It took 13 minutes (I timed it!) to do my whole head of hair, which I'm pretty pleased with, given the thick mane I have to deal with. Each curl set really quickly, which is important as you don't want loads of heat on your hair - it'll go all dry and unhappy if you scorch it regularly.

The wand costs £34.99, so it's pretty affordable. It comes with a heat proof pouch and heat protection glove, which is good news if you are scared of burning yourself on the barrel (which gets pretty hot, but you'll probably be surprised by how easy it is to use without hurting yourself. Just don't get distracted and DROP IT ON YOURSELF. Which I didn't do with this one, but have with another curling wand. OW). 

I used a wee bit of hairspray to keep in all in place, and the curls stayed in for AGES. Hooray for wavy (non-frizzy) hair!

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