Since the middle of this past winter, this style as been a favorite of mine. You've seen me wear my hair this way in a few posts and I thought I'd share a bit of what it takes to achieve this look. By using the curl wand, I've found that it's probably the most easiest way for me to get neatly styled waves/spirals just the way I like them without having to wait for my hair to set. I love the look, bounce, and movement that my hair has with this style.
First of all before I even get started with using this heat styling tool, I make sure that my hair is cleaned and conditioned. I really believe that this makes all the difference in the results that you get. Leave-in conditioners and styling creams or products matter too. Trust me, I learned this the hard way the first time I used this bad boy. I used detangler/leave-in that made my hair too greasy so my curls were pretty much non existent. This time around I got it right. So again, make sure you are using products that will not leave the hair overly moisturized. I can't remember what I used to wash my hair but I used the 'Entwine Couture Afrodisia 9 Leave-in conditioner' and the Entwine Couture Total Perfection Argan oil as a heat protectant.
I set my curl wand temperature to 380 degrees. Enough to lock the curl in, but not so hot that I incur heat damage. This worked fine for my hair. I also would advice that if you are not experienced with using the wand be sure to wear the protecting glove that comes with it. After a few times of getting my rhythm with the wand I didn't really need it.
The products you will need are pretty minimal. I used the Entwine Couture Argan Oil as a heat proctectant. I love this stuff. It's actually 100% raw and vegan. After I curled a section of hair I simply sprayed Tresemme hair spray on the curl to keep a hold. I only spray one time. I don't want my hair to be crunchy and stiff. I purchased the travel sized bottle of Tresemme from Target. You really don't need a lot of this stuff.
My favorite way to wear my hair this year! What do you think of curl wand curls? Have you tried them?