Janette Hughes. Curling Wand. December 31st , 2017.
This will prevent the hair shaft from being damaged. Temperature settings of the curling wand and your Hair type Note that there are different heat settings for curling different hair types.This is more so in case you are using a curling wand having adjustable temperatures. In digitally controlled devices the general rule of thumb is: 1) Low setting (250 F) for delicate, fine and color treated hair 2) Medium setting (310 F) for average thick hair 3) Medium high (330 F) for thick and wavy hair 4) High Max (360 to 395 F) for hard to curl or very thick hair. Remember that, for consistent styling of hair, most top brands of wands today, use a surge of power to keep the barrel continuously heated.
· Use a heat protecting serum to protect the hair from the heat of the barrel · While straightening your hair, it is best to use the lowest possible heat setting on the tool, which will give you the desired effect without any damage. Curling wand or curling iron: Which is better? There is often a question on every womans mind as to which tool is better: the wand or the curling iron. Experts are of the opinion that wands are better than the irons because they are easier to use and cause less damage to the hair. The curling iron also requires you to place your hair in a clamp. This can damage and break hair.
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.
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.
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