Hello! I have a little review for you all today as you know having my hair curled is ‘my thang’. Typically, I use straighteners as it’s quick and easy, but recently I’ve been testing out the new Toni & Guy Hourglass Wand.
Now, the closest I’ve ever come to using one of these wand style curlers is when I go to the hairdressers and they insist on curling my hair. But, that is just me sitting in the chair and letting them get on with it. I’ve never physically used one myself… until now.
This Toni & Guy Hourglass Wand has a slightly different shape to the standard straight up and down wands, in that is is dipped in the middle to give a different type of curl. So, when you’re wrapping it around, the middle of that strip of hair will be more tightly curled than the top or the ends, giving a more tousled result.
I’ll start with being quite blunt. Curling your hair with straighteners
is the easiest thing to do, I could practically do it with my eyes
closed. Curling wands, on the other hand, take a bit of getting used to. In the process of using it, I have burned myself (and still have a scar on my thumb now as I type) and became very frustrated. But, that’s because I am an idiot and was doing it all wrong. So, I’ll share with you all the best ways to use this Toni & Guy Hourglass Wand to achieve the desired look.
The things I’ve learned to achieve the perfect curls with this particular wand are:
1 | Pick up bigger chunks of hair: I was so used to the amount I could fit between the plates of straighteners that when I used the same amount, it would fall into the middle of the wand and create little ringlets. But, if I picked up larger pieces, I ended up with proper curls like I was supposed to have.
2 | Tilt the wand down: Starting from the bottom and keeping the tip of the wand pointing up only leads to burned fingers/hands/limbs. Keeping the wand down means you’ll have a significantly reduced chance of burning yourself.
3 | Make sure your curls go back: This is pretty standard hair curling crack, but curling your hair away from your face is the way to go and gives your hair plenty of volume. Spritz with a bit of texture spray and you’ll have perfectly flattering, tousled locks.
Anyways, see below for how my hair turned out! I’ve brushed through it with a wide toothed comb and sprayed in some shine spray. I’ll definitely continue to use the Toni & Guy Hourglass Wand now I know how to use it just as quickly as my straighteners! I’d really recommend it if you’re in the market for a new wand and the rest of their ‘casual’ range from their Hair Meet Wardrobe campaign are wonderful, especially the salt spray!
So, that’s my hair curled with the Toni & Guy Hourglass Wand! Such a breeze once you figure them out.
What do you think? Do you like using hair curlers or wands?