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Curling Iron vs. Curling Wand

Learn the pros and cons of using a curling iron versus using a curling wand in this hair tutorial from Howcast.


So, I wanted to talk to you a little bit about the difference between a curling iron and a curling wand. And this is a conical curling wand, meaning it goes from fat to skinny.

A curling iron is going to give you a flat, soft curl that's curled from the, evenly curled from the root to the tip. It's going to give you the most smoothness that you can get out of a curl. So, if you have really textured or frizzy hair, it's going to be your best option.

Also, if you have damaged ends, the, holding the end of your hair in between the two metal plates actually gives it a lot of smoothness and shine.

That being said, a wand is a super modern curl. A little bit more like a natural one if it's shaped like this. Because, it keeps a good bit of fullness at the top of the hair and more of a curly look throughout the bottom.

Also, really fast to use. So, if you're in a hurry you can definitely bust through your hair a little bit faster that way.

And the curl, I will say, the biggest difference to me is the feel of the curl. This is a flat, smooth curl and this is more of a puffy, big curl. You can see, then, if I were to make it even more puffy. And those are the same size.

So, that's the basic difference between a curling wand and a curling iron.

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