Excuse me while I touch bases with ya’ll real quick, with a cute little number my girl Ameka shared with us on Facebook. I am a sucker for some curls, and this was so quick and easy it was definitely something we had to share. The thing I personally loved the best was how long it lasted, and she just cleansed and used heat protectant.
Ameka used a curling wand(affiliate link) to do her curls, and of course you don’t have to do that but that tool has been pretty popular in the hair industry because of the ease of creating the curls and the fact that you don’t get those clamp lines regular curling irons(affiliate link) give you.
If you are interested in learning about curling wands(affiliate link) there are a ton of tutorials and information online with positive results. On the other end of the scale we have also seen a few disasters as well. Even though we love the results, we are a safety first website, so here are a few tips you can utilize when using a curling wand(affiliate link).
1. Curl your hair on absolutely dry hair – It wouldn’t make sense to curl your hair while wet anyway but sometimes we can get impatient, and your hair might feel kinda dry and up to the challenge. Don’t even do it, ensure that your hair is absolutely dry before using this tool.
2. Use heat protectant(affiliate link) – Spend the money and invest in a great heat protectant(affiliate link), read reviews and know why the heat protectant works before you purchase it. For example you need to have some great slicones at the top of the ingredient list on the bottle for you even to consider purchasing it.
3. You do not have to leave the hair wrapped around the wand for a longer than a few seconds. I cringe when I see a tutorial with a woman who has her hair wrapped in a wand for what seems like an eternity. There is no curl worth ‘that’ amount of time.
Ameka suggests a few more things in her video so take a look and comment below if you would like to try that style.
Originally posted 2014-05-16 20:00:09.