One of my first posts on here was Basic wand curls . All I had was one picture, and then written instructions. I guess it’s probably not so hard to follow when you have really long hair like I did then. But I’ve found ever since I cut my hair back in July, (I got quite a few inches off, and some layers) that it was much harder for me to curl my hair and get a good result. For a while when I had long hair I would just use my basic 19mm wand (because I could do big sections and it curled tightly, so it was much quicker).
Suffice it to say, the first time I attempted to curl my hair with that wand after I cut my hair, was a complete disaster. (I ended up creating the 3 minute fancy updo out of that mess actually 😀 )
Anyway, back on track. 😛 I realised I needed to go back to using my other wand (babyliss pro conical curling wand 32mm-19mm) (which I used in my original wand curl post), and let me tell you, the results improved immediately after that.
I’ve read in many different places that this type of wand in particular works really well for short-medium length hair (it works well for long hair too of course 😉 ) so hopefully this tutorial will appeal to those of you with short hair! 😉
So, here is the way I’m currently curling my medium length hair….
Items needed: curling wand, curling mouse (though it is optional) and hairspray (if desired.)
Skill level: easy-medium
Time: 15-20 minutes (it really depends on the length of your hair)
- Begin by sectioning off the top half of your hair..
- Once your wand has heated up to the correct temperature, grab a medium-small section (though not too thin, or they won’t work properly) and start to wrap the hair around the wand, try not to twist too tightly, but at the same time make sure the hair has a slight twist to it on the wand…
- Hold hair on the wand for around 15 seconds or so, then gently let the hair fall of the wand into your hand, let the curl cool in you hand for a couple of seconds and the release…
- Basically repeat steps 2-3 all over you head. If you have short hair I would recommend gently tugging on the curl after you release it to make sure they don’t become too tight…
- Once you have your whole head curled, very carefully and gently run your fingers through your curls and then add hairspray if desired. Or I actually put a small amount of curling mouse in my palm, rubbed my hands together, and then used that to smooth some of the frizz ect.
- And then your done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, these curls would be great for a party or anything really! 😉 😛
Let me know if you have any questions ect, in the comments.