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.
Also, the tourmaline infused ceramic barrels have rendered the wand a lot safer; it has helped women avoid frizzy or unmanageable hair. The time required for the procedure is also less. The temperature range of most curling wands is between 284 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher the temperatures of the wand more defined are the curls. Here are the steps to use the curling wand: · Plug in the wand and let it heat up to the desired temperature. If your device has a thermostat or temperature control, you can select the desired heat level for the curls you require.
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.
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