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.
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.
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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