When I was in highschool, I straightened my hair every. single. day. No exaggeration. I wore my hair up probably all of like, three times in my entire highschool life and I just generally had self confidence issues about the dumbest things (ie- having my hair up or not perfectly straight, or wearing tank tops… what even is that? I’m so glad I’m past this, haha), so I was literally straightening my hair every single day. These days, I just can’t be bothered. It’s so rare that I straighten my hair, because if I’m going to do something with my hair, I’d so much rather curl it.
Curling was never even an option in my self conscious highschool days, because I had no idea how to use a curling iron properly. Those clamps were confusing! To this day, I’m not comfortable with a curling iron and I’m also not really a fan of the type of curl it gives, so I’m veeeery pleased that curling wands are a thing. Lately, I’ve been using the Sapphire 8-in-1 Curling Wand from Irresistible Me (see my review of their hair extensions here), and it’s perfection in a curling wand. You really couldn’t ask for more. It has plenty of heat settings if you are someone who likes to use a low heat (or a high heat, like me) and it has EIGHT different wand options which obviously give you eight different types of curls. I definitely don’t curl my hair everyday, and when I do curl it I hairspray the heck out of it so it stays for at least three days, so I haven’t had a chance to try all of the different wands yet- but what I have tried, I love.
For the gorgeous loose curls pictured above and below, I used the wand that is locked on in the picture above, it’s the second biggest one and isn’t tapered at all. If you saw my Clarins post a little while ago, the tighter curls that are pictured there were done with the second from the right tapered wand. Some of these wands are totally weird, like the second from the left one that is tapered at the base of the wand- I feel like the curls from that would be really oddly shaped but I probably shouldn’t speak too soon as I haven’t actually tried it yet, haha. Also, the bubbly one? Super weird. I actually need to try that because I’m so intrigued by the potential curls from that…. I feel like they could be a bit Annie-esque, hahah.
So while a couple of the wand options are potentially a bit questionable, there are still a ton of practical ones to make all different shapes and sizes of gorgeous curls with, which makes this wand a great value. As for usage tips with this specific curling wand- be careful with the ones that have the really small tapered ends if you don’t use a glove, because I kept burning myself on those as I’m used to my old curling wand where I had more room on the end to hold onto, haha. So basically, just use the glove and save yourself the singes. And I guess this isn’t wand specific but goes for curling your hair in general, I definitely recommend curling away from your face. If you like the look of curls in different directions that don’t blend into each other as much, then that’s totally fine too, but I still highly recommend curling the front pieces of your hair away from your face as I find this generally looks most flattering.
Have you tried one of these interchangeable wands before?