Regina Montoya Curling Wand December 18th, 2017 - 10:12:16
One should opt for small and portable curling wands and irons instead of travelling with the bulky ones which have tangle-prone swiveling cords. While most curling wands from top brands are quite easy to use; one must have some understanding of using the device. Always study the accompanying manual carefully. Understand what the different parts of the wand are. There are many how-to guides and videos provided online which can help you master the device. Controlling the wand can also be problematic especially when one is using a large device with a bulky cord. There are many wands that are especially designed for the newbie. These can be used with one hand and are very easy to use. Additionally, many irons and wands come equipped with a plastic component on the barrel; these are perfect for the inexperienced user as she can use both hands without facing the risk of burns and injuries.
Even during the curling process, heat from the barrel can cause burns to the neck, ears and scalp. If such injuries are severe-like blisters and bleeding; then one must seek prompt medical attention. An anti-septic cream should be used instantly on the burns. One must also try to minimize the heat damage to fingers and hands by using heat protecting gloves. Women often carry their curling wands and irons while traveling. They must make sure to use the right outlet for plugging the device, especially when taking the device to foreign countries with different power outputs. The wand can be damaged permanently if used with incompatible wattages.
The history of the curling wand can be traced back to the year 1866 when an American born British citizen by the name Hiram Maxim first obtained the patent for the device. Also, two Frenchmen, Maurice Lentheric and Marcel Grateau could be accredited with first using the concept of applying heated tongs for curling hair, by early 1900. Hair curled in this manner also came to be known as Marcel curls or waves. The device invented by Grateau was called Marcel tongs. The advantage of the Marcel tongs over its predecessors was that it gave longer lasting, and deeper curls.
Women with thicker hair often over-zealously make use of such higher temperatures. They should be aware of problems like frizzy, fried-out and dry hair caused by the styling device at such high temperatures. If you use the wand more than two to three times a week, you must ensure making use of a leave-in conditioner to replenish the lost moisture. You can also use natural ingredients like eggs for deep conditioning the hair. Additionally, most curling wands and irons heat up within seconds of being switched ON. Care should be taken not to touch the hot barrel as this can cause severe burns on the hands and fingers.