Behold, the curling wand! No more annoying clamps, quick, simple and gorgeous curling in no time. Here are the best wands under £30...
There are loads of different curling appliances out there, so knowing which to choose can feel a little overwhelming! Althouhg curling tongs are great they can be quite fiddly, and are never a quick option for when you’ve just got a few minutes before you need to dash out of the house.
Behold, the curling wand! Unlike traditional curling tongs these slick appliances don’t have clamps (no more getting your hair caught in them!) so there’s far less fiddling and far more time for styling. Just wrap the hair around the wand, hold in place for a moment or two, and hey presto, unleash gorgeous, flowing curls.
(Don’t worry, if you’re still unsure, we’ll teach you how to use a curling wand with our step by step tips throughout the gallery)
And you don’t need to spend a fortune on one! We’ve rounded up the best for under £30.
If you’re looking to find out how to use a curling wand, and which one to buy, check out our gallery where you can find a great cheap curling wand that’ll give you fantastic results. Now we can all have gorgeous, bouncy curls à la Kate Middleton, hurrah!
A wand that has a wide barrel and tapers at the end is great if you’re after flexibility and control to create the curls you want. BaByliss’ wand comes with a staggering 25 heat settings, meaning you can customise it according to the thickness of your hair too. It even comes with a protective heat glove and mat!
How to use a curling wand – step one: Plug in the wand and wait for it to heat up. Prepare hair with a heat protection spray.
This wand has a wide barrel that makes nice fat curls, perfect for a more relaxed style. With an ultra-fast heating system and the choice of three temperatures going up to 200°C, it lets you choose the most appropriate setting for your hair or chosen style. If you buy this from Debenhams there’s a free heat protection spray included too!
How to use a curling wand – step two: Spray hair with hairspray and divide into thick pieces if you want waves or thinner sections for curls
Curling wands are so quick and easy to use because, unlike tongs, there’s no annoying clamp to fiddle about with. We love this BaByliss wand, although it doesn’t have as many heat settings as the Pro Porcelain Conical Wand the smooth, ceramic conical barrel, which doesn’t tangle even in long hair, adds shine and gets to work quickly.
How to use a curling wand – step three: Wrap the sections of hair around the wand. We find it easiest to start at the front. Make sure you wrap the pieces of hair in the same direction around the wand so the waves or curls are even all over. For laid-back wavy hair, just wand from the mid-length to the ends.
This curling wand has just one heat setting – 200°C, or very hot! That means no fuss curls or waves even if you’ve got just five minutes to get ready.
How to use a curling wand – step four: Run your fingers through the hair to break up the waves or curls. Don’t brush them out!
BaByliss have made hair curling even easier thanks to this unique, twisted barrel design. Simply wrap your hair around the wand for smooth, loose waves with healthy shine.
How to use a curling wand – step five: Go over any bits that need it again.
If it’s loose curls and waves you’re after then this wand from Tresemme will gift you a soft, beachy look thanks to its 28mm ceramic barrel.
How to use a curling wand – step six: Finish with more strong hold hairspray to keep your curls in place all night.