I recently decided to buy a curling wand after my last visit to the hairdressers. I usually just use my straighteners to create a curl but I had been struggling with the technique now that my hair is a bit longer. My hairdresser used a curling wand instead and I really liked the finished look, so I thought I should investigate.
After an evening spent looking at reviews, I plumped for this one, the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Ceramic Waving Wand (£22.99), which seemed to get consistently good feedback. It can heat up to 200 degrees and it has a large 28mm barrel for looser curls.
Unfortunately I can only say that I am really disappointed. Before I go on, I want to say that my hair is not usually difficult to style and holds curls in pretty well when I use my straighteners – they’re not perfect by the end of the day but if I curl my hair in the morning, the curls haven’t completely dropped out by the time I go to bed. Therefore I was hopeful this wand would work well for my hair. Not so.
Whatever I do I can’t seem to get them to have any impact on my hair – the most I can achieve is a very limp half curl even after I have held the hair around the barrel for a good 10 seconds (I’m afraid to damage my hair by holding it any longer than that). I’ve tried just doing really small sections at a time and also gently pulling the wand through the curl to get right to the ends of my hair, without burning my fingers, but neither thing seems to work.
Does anyone else find curling wands to be completely useless or is it just me?!
I am aware that this is at the lower end of the price range for this kind of tool so perhaps this is what can be expected. However the reviews on Amazon and Argos for this product suggest that many people have been happy with it so I don’t think it should be necessary to spend over £100 investing in GHDs or similar.
I’m prepared to keep trying with it as maybe I just haven’t got the technique right yet and I would definitely welcome any tips!
But for now, I certainly can’t recommend this styling wand!!