Sunday, 19 August 2012

Curl Conundrum...

There are a whole heap of heated styling tools out there, but do you know which to use for the result you want? Waves or curls? Loose look or more defined style?
I generally use three kinds of 'tong' and find I can create a variety of different looks. 
The Babyliss Waving Wand is the newest in my collection, it creates a great loose wave. And the by winding your hair so it spreads out along the whole length of the wand you get an even more relaxed finish which looks carefree and gives a great look to the hair.
You can get tongs in a variety of sizes, the larger the barrel the larger and looser the curl. Those wanting to avoid the 'ringlet' affect go for a larger barrel. Those with shorter hair, try a smaller barrel to get a more defined curl in your hair, a larger tong will only create a wave - it will help add volume though. My favourite larger tong is the Andrew Barton  I Love Curls (which just as a heads up - only £8.99 at Argos. Bargain!)
Finally the Babyliss Conical wand. This is a versatile styling tool as you can utilise the full length so the thinner end can be used for tighter curls, and the larger end for a looser look. When wrapping hair down the entire length you'll get a defined curl, which is in a traditional style (looks like a spring) The conical wand works well on shorter hair, along with longer hair - if you have thick hair it's worth remembering to section and if you've got really long hair you may have to curl in two parts to make sure you heat the hair enough to style.

And the most important thing? Using a heat protecting spray when styling of course!
Hope you've found this useful and it makes the decision of buying a hair styling tool a little easier!


  1. I have the waver and I love it for making my hair look effortlessly beachy :)
    very tempted by the conical wand though! x

    1. It's great isn't it, perfect for casual waves.
      Conical wand is a good all rounder, use this a lot on clients hair.

  2. I only have the conical wand out of these three, and have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it- sometimes it gives my hair a really nice effect but sometimes I end up looking ridiculous. I just can't master it! xxx

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