I didn’t choose the wand, the wand chose me.
After years of fighting the natural waves and wearing my hair straight, I’ve had a vision. A breakthrough. When we had pics taken recently – the stylist took a curling iron to my very long red mane. I didn’t say a word….but inside I was screaming. I didn’t want to channel the late 80s me (pass the aqua net, thank you very much).
Once she was done, she ran her fingers through these fun red swirls – and I was hooked. I was happy. It felt free and fun.
When the shoot was over I didn’t want to wash my hair for days because I knew I’d lose the fun new look I was feeling. Also I knew I’d somehow have to create it again myself. In came my teenage daughter who said – “just use my wand mom, duh.”
This curling wand has no separate curling iron piece that holds the hair in place to heat. It looked like a wannabe fat iron that got confused. YOU have to wrap your hair in strands and hold it near the hot tapered wand for the desired look. But I desired it! It actually only takes a few minutes for basic waves, and I’ve only burned my finger every OTHER time so far. Worth it!
I love this new (but actually old) option for my hair. I felt stuck in a “look rut”. NO MORE! And the best part, is that even when it’s a mess, it looks like that’s what I was going for. I don’t brush it after using the wand, only run my fingers through it. FREEDOM!! And when I want it smooth and straight again – I just lay off the wand. MORE FREEDOM!
Here’s a link to some good wands. I highly recommend having one, even if just for a special night out. Play with it, learn it, and you get to do whatever you want with your hair, finally! It’s about time.