Velma Hutchinson. Curling Wand. January 06th , 2018.
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.
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.
The heat of the iron can also damage the hair shaft. The wand on the other hand is a lot safer tool due to the ceramic barrel and negative ion technology. The ceramic or tourmaline barrel can retain heat longer and can give one the desired curls in minutes. The negative ion technology of the curling wand also ensures less damage to the hair shaft. Safety rules while using the curling wand 1) Like with all other electric appliances, care must be taken when using the curling wand near children and pets. 2) The device must never be used near water. Many women use the wand in their bathrooms.
Refer to the instruction manual for temperature settings · Use the thermal glove provided with the curling wand to help prevent burns to your hands and fingers. · Brush out your hair to remove tangles if any · Tie up the top half of your hair in a clip. · Divide your hair in 1 inch sections. Using the other hand put the barrel of the appliance up toward the top of the hair section, close to the scalp. The wand should be on top of the hair section, not under it. Now wrap the hair around the barrel and then move down the length of your hair until you wrap the ends around it. · Repeat the procedure using the tool on the remaining parts of your hair.
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.
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