Janette Hughes. Curling Wand. January 12th , 2018.
Many women use a curling wand to add bouncy curls and volume to their flat or thinning hair. Often, one invests in such devices without giving a thought to potential problems posed by them. Here we shall discuss the typical issues one faces while using this device. The article also gives tips to avoid these issues. Modern curling devices typically make use of heat to curl the hair. This heat can be quite damaging to the hair shaft. Hence, one must make use of thermal protecting sprays and gels that are readily available in the market. One must be especially careful while using the higher heat settings of the device.
In the past, the only way of curling hair was to leave them in bulky rollers overnight. Today, technology has given us tools like the curling wand and curling iron. By using such appliances, busy working women or college students can save time and get great curls without having to visit expensive salons and parlors. A great deal of technology has gone in making the tools of this type. Gone are the days when one ended up damaging their hair due to extremely hot curling iron barrels. Today the negative ion technology has made it possible to have smooth curls without tugging or breaking ones hair.
Several serious accidents have occurred, especially during the early morning rush. Remember that the device is still electrically live even when the switch is OFF. 3) The most important thing you must do is Turn OFF the device and remove the plug as soon as you have finished using the tool. Naturally, you must never use the device in the shower or where it can fall accidentally in the tub or the sink. Also, if the device does fall unintentionally in the water, do not reach over and pull it out. First, switch OFF the device and remove the plug; only then you may remove it from the water.
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 curling wand or curling iron is one of the most commonly used appliances for convenient, at-home hairstyling. While the present generation might believe that most of such styling tools and appliances are modern inventions, in reality; they are simply modifications made to devices which made their debut centuries ago. Indeed, since many centuries, men and women alike have been known to be obsessed with curly hair. In fact, it was a common habit for men to use tongs heated in fire for curling the hair on their heads as well as their beards! These methods were rather unrefined and many times, such crude techniques ended up burning and damaging hair.
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