The classic hairdo that never really goes out of style. The reason why I call this the “wand-er curl” is because you don’t use a typical curling iron with a clamp but rather a curling wand to create curls. This method makes curls look more natural (a conical wand makes curls look more soft and wavy like).
The Wand-er Curl
- Brush hair so that there are no knots or tangles.
- Spray hair with a heat protectant. This one is my favourite one.
- Section hair off into 2 sections.
- Take a curling wand and set it to 330 degrees Fahrenheit (this can depend on the different types of waves/curls you want so make sure to play around with what works best for you and your hairtype). This is the curling iron I used and I love it! It comes with a heat protectant glove, so that you don’t burn your hand!
- Take 1” pieces and wrap around the wand (a little bit above the midway shaft in your hair section). I usually turn the wand upside down, so that the curls come out thinner in width at the end and also it’s a lot more comfy. Leave the piece wrapped for 5 seconds(this will vary depending on your hair type).
- After 5 seconds, leave the piece on the hand that’s not holding the wand for the curl to cool. (this will allow for the curl to set without hairspray first!).
- Repeat steps 5-7 for the whole bottom half section (make sure to curl towards you for a few and curl away from you for a few of the sections…this makes it look a bit more natural); once done curling the section, spray with hairspray (this one does not weigh the hair down nor does it leave it crunchy!) and DO NOT brush through the curls yet.
- Repeat steps 4-8 for the top half section.
- For the front pieces/bangs: Curl one side towards your face and curl one side away from your face. Spray with hair spray.
- Wait about 15 minutes, to let the whole head of curls/waves set. I usually do my make up during this time or I blast a few of my favourite songs and relax!
- Flip your head upside down and use your fingers to separate all the curls (slowly starting from the roots to the tips); Spray with hair spray lightly again.
- This isn’t shown in the video but for MORE Volume: Take a teasing comb and start teasing the roots only.
- Smooth out any flyaways with the teasing comb, lightly.
- Spray a light spritz of hairspray to set the whole look! (keep the hairspray a little further away to just lightly spray).
Remember: Using curling wands can be tough but once you get the hang of it, it’s super quick and easy. This whole look takes me about 20 minutes to do. I’ve timelapsed the video to you how easy it can be!
Happy Hairstyling Dolls! x