There's nothing bad I can say about them. Yet, deep down inside, I still have lots of love for the almighty wand curl. I took the plunge and acquired a curling wand set a couple of years ago after watching video tutorial.
My first experience was darn near perfect. As a leftie, I had to first get comfortable with holding the wand in a way that creates my desired outcome. Once I got that part down, it was smooth sailing from then on.
The curls came out beautifully, but it was what happened next that blew me away.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Prior to enjoying a mini-getaway to South Beach, I decided to use my curl wand for the very first time. The curls came out flawlessly (smooth and defined)and I didn't have to use a high heat setting to get the results I wanted. I also noticed that my curls seemed to have extra volume, which I absolutely loved.
More importantly, these magical wand curls perfectly held up to the sweltering heat and the 100% humidity of a Miami summer. I was stunned. That morning, I created beautiful curls (using no holding products) and by evening, my hair remained very much in tact. Although I didn't use any holding products, I still remembered to implement my heat styling healthy hair protocol.
|Curl Wand Set on Shorter Hair|
My curling wand won't let that happen and that's why I love it. Plus....curling wands differ in design from flexi rods. The tapered shape of the curl want creates a slightly different result. In my opinion, the tapered design provides a more looking natural curl. Exibit A is the image used at the top of this post. If you look closely, you may notice that her curls shrink in size at the ends. It's not a huge difference but I notice it. Flexi rods tend to give you a uniform sized curl throughout.
I still tend to reach for my flexi-rods more often than not. I'm fully aware of how easy they are to use and they're truly a healthier styling option. Logically, flexi rods make complete sense. Which is why I shouldn't be so conflicted. But, the truth is, wand curls will always have a special place in my heart.