big loose waves with curling wand

How to Get Big Loose Waves With a Curling Wand – Review + Tutorial

Disclaimer: This tutorial uses products that are NOT cruelty-free and vegan because it was created before I made the switch. The products that are ARE cruelty-free and vegan are: Kenra Thermal Styling Spray #19Remington Silk Ceramic Wide Styling Wand

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in forever but I have been extremely busy with school and work! I love blogging but my schoolwork and school activities have to come first.

One thing I discovered while M.I.A. was this awesome curling wand by Remington. I would never have thought a super inexpensive curling wand I found at Target would be comparable to the one my hairdresser uses!

remington curling wand

I discovered this curling wand on Amazon and based on the reviews, decided to pick it up at my local Target for only 26 dollars!

I have tried a handful of different curling irons and wands but none of the curls ever hold like they do with this tool! It leaves your hair super silky and the curls literally last until the next day. The heat settings go all the way up to 410° F but I usually use it on 360° or 380° since I color my hair. Even on the lower heat settings, my curls last forever!

If you are considering investing in an expensive wand, I would highly recommend trying this first! I can do my hair in 15 minutes and saved about 100 dollars!

Loose Waves Tutorial

You will need:

  • 1 – 1 1/2 inch curling wand
  • heat protectant
  • blow dryer
  • shine spray or oil
  • hair spray (optional)

When using heat on your hair, it is super important to moisturize and protect! My hair is super dry so I use a TON of moisturizing products. If you have oily or normal hair you may want to use less. I love to spray It’s a 10 on wet hair and gently brush it through before I blow dry. I also use Chi Silk Infusion and L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil.

I usually blow dry my hair as straight as possible. If your hair is naturally straight or lacks body, blow dry it upside down for extra volume.

After blow drying, you must use a heat protectant! My favorite is the Kenra Thermal Styling Spray because it gives me tons of extra hold. I always brush it out after it dries or it will make my hair crunchy.

big loose waves with curling wand

When you are ready to start curling your hair, make sure to put your wand on the appropriate heat setting. I use the 360° or 380° setting because it is less damaging to my hair. If you crank your wand up all the way, your waves won’t be as soft and flowy and you will fry the crap out of your hair (trust me I learned the hard way). The higher the temperature, the tighter the curl.

Hold your wand in the hand of the opposite side you are curling. So, when curling the left side of your head, hold the wand in your right hand. Use your free hand to wrap a one to two-inch chunk of hair on your wand. Always curl away from your face for a more flattering look.

big loose waves with curling wand

When wrapping your hair, try to keep the strands as flat as possible, like a ribbon. (For beachier and less uniform waves, let the strands twirl around themselves.)

Hold your hair on the wand for 5 – 7 seconds and let go. Lift the wand upwards and let the hair fall so that the hair hangs in a nice little coil.

big loose waves with curling wand

I repeat this process on both sides of my head until all of my hair is curled. I do not use a protective glove with my wand but you may want to if it is your first time!

After your hair has cooled, gently brush or comb it out. It usually looks kind of weird at first but eventually all of your hair will come together into big loose waves!

big loose waves with curling wand

The last step is to add any additional shine spray or hairspray.

big loose waves with curling wand

Please let me know what you thought about this tutorial! If you tried it I would love to see how it worked for you. Please share this post and subscribe for similar content! 🙂

Products mentioned: Remington Silk Ceramic Wide Styling Wand, It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In ProductCHI Silk InfusionL’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extraordinary OilKenra Thermal Styling Spray #19


  • Reply Mindy February 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Love these soft curls. This is a p erfect Valentine’s date look! Xoxo Mindy

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I will definitely be doing this hairstyle for Valentines Day!!

  • Reply Cristina February 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Love this look and tutorial! I have never owned an expensive iron – I always go to Target and just try to find one for under $30. When mine bites the dust, I’ll have to pick up this one 🙂


    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Yes! I was literally about to drop so much money on a curling wand but I’m so glad that I tried this one first!

  • Reply A Peachy Sonder February 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    What a great tutorial! I’ve never used a wand, but I do a similar process with my curling iron to curl my hair. I’ll have to try brushing it out next time!

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Brushing it out makes it so much softer and more glamorous! I would definitely try it out 🙂 Thanks!

  • Reply Nicole February 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Always love seeing how other bloggers are getting great curls! x Nicole |

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Of course! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Alix Maza February 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    This makes me miss my long hair!

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      I am still trying to grow mine out! I think short hair is so cute though and it’s super in style right now!

  • Reply Kristine | My Little Box of Tricks February 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I love the results from this curling wand! I find that 1 1/2 inch is the perfect size for my hair!

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      I agree! It took me so long to fine one that works! Thanks for the comment!

  • Reply Shane February 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I can’t wait for my hair to grow long to look this beautiful!

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks! I’m still trying to grow mine out! I’m loving short hair right now though!

  • Reply Alexandra Hollander February 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    What a great tutorial! I’ve never been good at curling my hair but this looks easy to follow

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you I’m glad you found it helpful!

  • Reply Allie Bigoness February 1, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! Great job on the tutorial. I have a curling wand with a clasp but I do pretty much the same technique you do and it works wonders!

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ve never tried one with a clasp but I but It’s super helpful! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Hannah February 1, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Your hair looks super cute!!


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Reply Amy February 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    You’re hair is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • Reply Ciara February 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply hashtagfablife February 1, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Gorgeous curls! I plan on wearing my hair like this for Valentine’s Day!


  • Reply Alexis Reliford February 1, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Your hair looks great! Love this tutorial!

  • Reply Jordyn February 2, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Loose wavy curls are my favorite, your hair looks gorgeous!

  • Reply Lindsey February 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful. I need to get a wand. I am awful at doing my hair but I love the loose wave look!

  • Reply Savannah February 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    My sister loves her wand and I’ve always been scared to venture away from my iron, but I might have to give one a try!

  • Reply Chronicling Home February 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Love this! It looks super easy to follow!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • Reply Southern Soul February 2, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Love the curls! Perfect for a date night look.

  • Reply Seersucker Sass February 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    You have the prettiest waves! I rarely use my curling wand, but you’ve inspired me to pull it out and use it this weekend 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Reply Shaguna & Kaylee February 4, 2016 at 1:54 am

    I added this to my wishlist! I’ve wanted a curling wand for so long!

    • Reply Ciara February 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      I love it so much! I use it almost every day now! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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