How Do You Use a Curling Wand in Your Hair?

People with straight hair can get luscious looking curls by wrapping hair in small sections around a curling wand. They should let the hair heat up around the wand for 5 to 10 seconds, then work the next section of hair.

Unlike a curling iron, a curling wand does not have clamps, which can make it a bit trickier to use. Always wash and dry hair before curling, as clean hair is easier to style. To keep stray, unworked hair out of the way, use hair clips to pin up sections of hair.

Start by working the bottom of the hair in small sections. Alternate the direction of each section of hair, working towards and away from the face. This creates a more natural look and keeps curls from clumping together.

When the bottom part of the hair is finished, release more hair from the clips. Work the hair in sections, alternating the curl direction of each section. Repeat the process until all of the hair is curled. Spray the curled hair with a little bit of hairspray to keep the curls in place.

People who want longer lasting curls can use curl defining products to help encourage the hair to curl around the wand. They can also use heat protection spray to keep locks from drying out from the heat.