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 #19, Remington 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
The last step is to add any additional shine spray or hairspray.
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Products mentioned: Remington Silk Ceramic Wide Styling Wand,
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, CHI Silk Infusion, L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extraordinary Oil, Kenra Thermal Styling Spray #19