Monday, November 2, 2015

8 Tips for Curling Your Hair + Nume Curling Wands

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No matter what hair type you have, you've likely noticed how popular curling wands have become over the years. I love using a curling wand much more than using a curling iron - the curls come out better, more natural and it's much easier and quicker as well. For a long time, all I wanted to do was straighten my hair. My hair is naturally curly but they aren't the same curls you can achieve with a wand, which I do like because it gives me the option of having many different curled looks. Although as I've gotten older, I curl my hair way more than using my straightener mostly because I love when my hair looks full and how curls look good on all types of hair!

Curling your hair or achieving a certain look is often difficult especially if you aren't a seasoned hair curler. (is that even a word?) I'm 21 and it still takes me a few tries when I try a new style! But I will say, curling your own hair with a wand not only gives you more natural looking curls but also is so much quicker.


With that being said, there are so many different types of wands to choose from - from brand to barrel size to metal, there's so many choices and each will leave you with a different type of curl. The bigger the barrel size, the looser your curls will be. The smaller the barrel size, the tighter and more bouncy your curls will be. Using a larger barrel also helps to add volume to your hair and make it look fuller!

Probably about 5 or 6 years ago, my mom bought me the Conair Infiniti curling wand and it's still kicking today! Seriously, I've talked about this wand before in my favorite beauty products post and for good reason - its an AMAZING wand! You can buy it for $40 and it gives you gorgeous curls. While I've always loved this wand and still do, my sister Daniela and I both use it now and I've been thinking for a while about buying a new one to add to the collection and in a different barrel size too.

Jasmine from Classy Sassy and A Bit Smartassy recently told me about a sale that the well known brand Nume was having - a 2 for $39 curling wand special. Now if you know the brand, you know that their products are on the expensive side. When I found out about this deal, I didn't as much as hesitate and bought two new wands!

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I purchased the Magic 25 MM wand and the Classic 32 MM wand. After anxiously awaiting getting my wands and after trying them, its safe to say that I am obsessed and will most definitely be purchasing from Nume again and again and again!!

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The Magic 25 MM Wand:

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This wand (converted to inches) is about 1". Based off of what I'm used to when curling my hair with a wand, this wand gives much looser and bouncier curls. The curls still come out fairly tight, but at the same time they resemble tight beachy waves which is such a pretty look!

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The Classic 32 MM Wand:

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I was considering a different wand over the 32 MM (around 1.25"), but going with this one was definitely the right choice. My sisters hair is super long and mine is pretty long too but for certain looks I like to have looser and more natural looking curls that aren't actually natural. This sized barrel creates loose and big curls and adds a LOT (in a good way) of volume to my hair! I find that I need more hair spray with this sized barrel, but that's also because of the length and heaviness of my hair. Looser curls is such a pretty every day look and doesn't look over done. On shorter hair, this wand is definitely a must also to create waves! A 1.25" barrel is also perfect if you're doing an up-do and want to add volume so that your bun, ponytail etc isn't tight against your head.

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This wand came with its very own heat protection glove and a carrying case that is heat resistant!

I absolutely LOVE both of my Nume wands and I highly recommend them to anyone - whether you're a natural at curling hair or haven't ever picked a curling wand up before, they're super simple to use and are of such great quality. Now that I know I love their products, I've been looking at the other offered products nonstop! I'm going to need a new hair dryer soon and I'll definitely be purchasing it from Nume!

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Tips and tricks to successfully curl your hair with a wand:

Know what look you're going for and be sure to measure the size of the barrel before buying a wand! Remember, the bigger the barrel the looser the curl.

For short(er) hair lengths, using a reverse wand which will help you achieve tight waves rather than tight curls. Here is Nume's version of the reverse wand!

Start curling each piece of hair further up/closer to your scalp for overall added volume

On either side of your face, curl each piece away from your face! So on the right side of your face, curl toward the right and on the left side of your face, curl each piece to the left. This is the most important thing to remember when curling your hair in my opinion!

If you have thin hair, choose a curling wand (or any heat related hair product in general even) that has a custom temperature feature. Your hair will curl faster the thinner your hair is, so this is important to prevent burning your hair.

Use a protective heat resistant glove when curling your hair - especially with a curling wand! I can't tell you how many times I've burned my fingers on my wands. Also - if you have gel polish and just got your nails done, you'll definitely want a glove like this... I've had my gel polish start to melt from the heat! Not fun!

When using a smaller barreled wand, (like my Conair one which is 3/4") run through the curl before applying hair spray/mousse with your fingers for a more natural look that won't destroy the curls

Bigger curls tend to make your face look slimmer - I'm not sure why, but it definitely works!

What are your hair styling tools and tips to curl your hair?

XOXO

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63 comments :

  1. Great post and so useful! I feel like I struggle getting those natural, perfect waves.

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  2. I'm so happy with my Magic Wand. :)

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  3. Awesome post! I have the conair infinity but I too have been in the market for various barrel sizes. I will have to check this one out!

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  4. Great post!! I recently cut my hair and thought I couldn't curl it, I had no idea about the reverse curling wands! Thanks so much!!

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  5. I love love love my Nume wand! They do such a great job at giving pretty, effortless waves/curls. xo

    Kelsey | www.abalancingpeach.com

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  6. I think I need to get one of these wands! I'd love to add some volume into my hair

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  7. I need a new curler, my old one finally died. Great tips!

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  8. These wands look amazing! I will definitely have to have a look at buying some of these!

    Jazmin xo

    http://livelaughloveyourtwenties.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I actually have naturally curly hair that I pay good money to straighten with keratin. It's funny how we always want what we don't have.

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  10. I've got to get this for my girlfriend. She's always trying to get curls in her hair. Or waves, at the very least.

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  11. These are some great tips! I have never curled my hair, but I love having a bit wavy hair when it's shorter (my hair is naturally quite straight). I think I'll want to curl my hair someday.

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  12. I can't keep my hair curly for anything. I need to try this product to see if it will help my hair keep curly. I will check into this for christmas

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  13. I love my 25 mm wand, it's my every day wand for when I want to look like I have completely effortless curls.

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  14. This wand sounds great! I have the most stubborn hair to curl and can never seem to get my curling iron just right. I love the idea of using a wand.

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  15. Thanks for all of these tips! I love curling my hair and this has inspired me to do it more often x

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  16. I really love my wand! Curling my hair with it definitely keeps the curls in longer than a curling iron!

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  17. Great tips. I recently got a wand and need to start using it more.

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  18. I am in the market for a new curling wand (my other one died). This sounds like an awesome wand.

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  19. These are great tips! I suck at curling my hair! My sister would love this for Christmas!

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  20. Sounds like a great product. For me, however, curly hair is a natural and I actually spend a lot of time straightening mine.

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  21. You know, I dont know what I did before my curling wand. Oh wait. Yes I do. Had horrible frizzy hair all the time LOL!

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  22. I don't curl my hair often but if I did I would definitely like to try this iron out. It looks pretty well made.

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  23. My best friend swears by NuMe wands! I need to get one!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

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  24. I always want to try NUMe.. My hair is very thin and straight, hard to curl.

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  25. I've never had a Nume before but I will look into it! Thanks for sharing :))

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  26. I am so lost with curling irons, I didn't know anything about temperature or wands. I need to look more into this and see if I could figure out how to use it! lol

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  27. That looks like a really cool curling wand and Nume sounds like a great brand. My daughter will love this.

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  28. It's just recently that I discovered that larger wands create larger curls. I thought larger curls have become larger after loosening up for many hours from small curls. Waaa :)

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  29. I think this would be great to try too. I'd love to get something new and fresh in here for styling my hair.

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  30. This looks like a great option to get the curls that we want. With two girls to curl in addition to myself, I could really use such a great tool!

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  31. This looks like a grew hair wand. I have one but I haven't really used it much. I need to use it more!!

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  32. I've never tried to curl with a wand, but I'm thinking it would be super easy and work beautifully with a Nume wand! I'll have to try!

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  33. I never curl my hair. It is such a hassle but these wands actually look super easy to use! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I've heard great things about this product! Curling wands are definitely the way to go when curling hair!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  35. Love this review!! I own Nume, but my best curling wand comes from WalMart - 15$ - surprisingly, it is the only wand that keeps a curl in my hair :)

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  36. I need one of these in my life! My hair is so board straight, but I love to curl it from time to time.

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  37. My daughter has been asking for one of these. Maybe I'll surprise her with one for Christmas.

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  38. I've used their flat irons in the past, but I've never used their curling wand before. Great review!

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  39. I've never curled my hair because I don't know how. I did have it curled by a hairdresser during our wedding. :) Thanks for the tips though.

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  40. I seldom use my curling iron because I don't get the result that I want. This one looks effective.

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  41. I have never hear of Nume products before but than I have not curled my hair in years either. Lately I have been thinking about getting a curling iron so I will have to check this deal out for the wands. Thanks for sharing the information too about the bigger curls make a thinner face.

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  42. This would be a perfect gift for my Daughter. She is always trying new curling irons to get certain looks.

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  43. My daughter has been wanting a Nume curling wand. They have sets where you can change the wand part and she loves that!

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  44. I love Nume products! I own one of their hairdryers and I love it! I'd like to get one of their curling irons next. They seem like they'd work great!

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  45. Great tips! That wand looks amazing!

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  46. I need to try these - I wish I'd have gotten in on the 2 for $39 deal!! That's smoking hot!

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  47. Thanks for those tips. I am horrible at curling and my iron is so older it needs to be replaced.

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  48. I did NOT know gel polish can melt! Luckily, I do own a glove (because I'm always burning myself as it is), but good to know I'm saving my polish, too.

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