Hair tutorial: how to get perfect loose curls with a curling wand

I have always loved doing my own hair, so much so that I had a hard time giving up that control when I hired a stylist for my wedding day. Thank God I found the most amazing stylist who totally rocked and worked magic on my tresses that day, You can find Emylea’s website and all her amazingness HERE.

One of the things Emylea introduced me to which I was always so skeptical of trying was a curling wand, the Bombay Curling Wand. I had never used a curling wand before and always went for the more traditional curling iron with a clamp. After she used this wand on my hair, I was hooked! I waited for the 5-in-1 curling wand to go on sale and snatched it up as soon as I could. Its been a worthwhile investment ever since with absolutely no issues whatsoever (but you do get a warranty with the tools should you ever need it).

So I figured I would share how I get my hair into perfect curls with this Unicorn tool in a blog post. Here goes ladies:

 

The “Before Picture”



 

  1. Always start curling from the bottom to top, clipping the top half of your hair up in a bun to keep it out of your way.
  2. Using your 5-in-1 curling wand with the 25 mm. barrel attachment take small strands of hair for each curl and holding the wand upside down, wrap the hair tight around it from your root to your end (its tough to get the hang of how to hold a curling wand the first few times. Holding a styling tool upside down and curling from root to ends was something completely new to me. Give yourself some time and practice to really master it).
  3. Hold for 10 seconds and let the piece fall naturally (DO NOT pull it, you will lose the curl). These curls will look tiny and tight (shirley temple style) but don’t worry, they’re supposed to! The last step in this tutorial is where the curl transformation really happens. 

    Your hair should look like this when you’ve done curling, in tight spirals which will be brushed out to achieve the desired look




  4. Continue this on small strands of hair working your way from the hair underneath to the top of your crown. This may take a while considering you’re using smaller strands but the end result is well worth the effort. I am generally able to keep this style for a few days too so the time & effort really evens out. (Option: You can either wrap the strands the same direction on the wand or alternate. I personally choose to wrap the strands with the curls spinning away from my face, but this is based on personal preference.)
  5. Once you’ve finished curling your entire head, take a soft bristle brush and brush it all out. This will meld the smaller strands together creating a smoother, softer and fuller look to your hair.
  6. Set with hair spray or THIS hair oil to smooth (which also helps with hair growth, read all about it HERE) and you’re ready to go!

 

The “After Picture”, Soft curls complete! This is the final product after brushing through the curls to achieve a loose and softer style.



 

If you want to try out Bombay’s 5-in-1 curling wand (comes with 5 interchangeable barrel sizes to achieve different looks) that I’ve used to create this look or any other their other products (I personally am eyeing the rose gold flat iron and clamp curling iron) then use my code: BYERS20 at checkout to get 20% off your entire purchase (excludes the Tamanna Hair Styling Set which is 10% off with code BYERS10) .

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Happy Curling! (or Straightening if thats your jam).

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Bloom & Clementine

There are 29 Comments

  • Been curling my hair in different directions for a while now, but going to give this a go with the wand upside down and all away from my face. Giving it a spin tonight for date night I think!
    http://sugarspiceblog.co.za

  • Beautiful! My hair is stick straight. I’ll have to give this a whirl sometime. I might need to have some of my friends come over to help:) I’m pretty-hair-challenged. A good excuse for a girls night:) hehe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bloom & Clementine says:

      I love it! Thats the best excuse for a girls night 🙂 This wand keeps a good amount of heat and the tightness of the curls is what will keep the hold! Good luck!

  • Nicole says:

    You have beautiful hair and curling wands are the best! I have one that is tapered and I love it! When I only have like 5 mins to spare I normally put my hair in a high pony and then separate my hair from there and curl, works like a charm.

    xo, Nicole

    • Bloom & Clementine says:

      Ahh thats an AMAZING trick!!! I have a tapered option with this wand too and love it 🙂

  • Jordan says:

    You’ve always had the absolute best hair! Thanks for the tips, I need them lol xo

  • Belle says:

    I honestly don’t know how to curl my hair but have always wanted to have the perfect loose curls! I am going to try this out!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Bloom & Clementine says:

      Ahh! Its so easy with a curling wand! It take a few curls to get the hang of it but then its just too easy!

  • Lesly says:

    I have very curly hair and sometimes I want that more relaxed look. I love your step by step instructions! Very helpful <3

    • Bloom & Clementine says:

      Yes! I hear ya, my hair is naturally curly too but I blow dry it with a round brush to keep it as smooth as possible then put heat on it 🙂

  • i really do not have a long hair but i can tell that this is really effective. and you are really beautiful by the way!

    • Bloom & Clementine says:

      Aww thank you!! You can certainly use this style with shorter hair as well 🙂

  • ashley peavey says:

    Those are some amazing looking curls!

  • Adree says:

    Love the curls. I have never used a curling wand, thanks for the info.

  • Joanna Clute says:

    Those are some gorgeous curls! I love my curling wand and it’s a life-saver.

  • JeeYoung says:

    Your hair is gorgeous, great tutorial!

  • Meredith says:

    Gorgeous look girl!! I love it–I need to break out my wand again!

  • Tamara Goyette says:

    A curling wand is a must for doing your hair. It’s my go to!

  • Those curling wands always seem kind of scary to me, but this makes it sound like it’s not so hard (or so scary!) Thanks for the tips!

  • I cannot live without my curling wand! It’s my favorite tool for sure!

    • Bloom & Clementine says:

      Yes! They’re so great aren’t they? I just love them!

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