Beauty Tips Differences between a curling wand and iron you didn't know about

Here's the break down of curling iron vs. curling wand that would answer all of your questions.

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It's about time we tackled the growing dilemma of curling iron vs. curling wand.

Honestly, i still don't see a difference between the two, but hey! If the experts say theres a difference, then there most certainly is a difference.

Most of you are probably asking, What is this thing? Is it really that different from a curling iron? What should I be using each of them for? Do I even need to use both?

Well here's the break down of curling iron vs. curling wand that would answer all of your questions.

First, let’s decipher which tool is which.

A curling iron has a clasp and is used to create polished ringlets (tight or loose).

A curling wand on the other hand, has no clasp and is used to create natural waves.

Uses and results

The curling wand creates polished ringlets, hair that spirals downward.

You can create everything from tight curls to voluminous waves to piecey waves.

While the tool does create ringlets, you can break them up using your fingers to look more like waves.

You hold a curling iron differently than a curling wand.

With a curling iron, the cord should be down, and with a curling wand, the cord should be up.

The curling wand creates natural waves. Think of a wavy line,  it curves back and forth, but stays flat.

The tool is meant to create natural looking waves to mimic a more natural hair texture.

The waves the curling iron creates are a bit more polished and bouncy, while the curling wand creates a more relaxed, natural wave.

The iron is great for when you want your hair to look more polished, like for an event or for work.

The wand is perfect for weekends or casual hangouts.

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