Here's Why I Ditched My Curling Iron and Got this Curling Wand Instead

Curly hair using a curling wand.

Here's Why I Ditched My Curling Iron and Got this Curling Wand Instead

Long gone are the days of spending hours curling my hair only to be left disappointed and frustrated with creased, awkwardly fluffy tresses. This curling wand has been successfully adding bouncy waves to my long locks for over six years — and it's only $20.

Why I Love the Conair Infiniti Pro Curling Wand

I have long, thick hair that's very stubborn when it comes to styling. For years I tried (unsuccessfully) to curl my hair with a curling iron, and when a professional hairstylist couldn't even make the tool work for me, I was ready to give up on my dream of having the luscious waves that other girls seemed to be able to achieve effortlessly — until I was introduced to the Conair Infiniti Pro curling wand. My friend first used it on my hair for my senior year homecoming dance, and to my surprise the curls stayed in place all night long and into the next day. I immediately drove to my local Ulta store to pick one up for myself, and I haven't touched another curling iron since.

The Conair Infiniti Pro curling wand has a tapered barrel that goes from 1-in. around the base to ½-in. toward the top. It comes with a small insulated thermal glove to protect your fingers from burns (and trust me, you'll want to use it). This curling wand features five heat settings up to 400 degrees and only takes 30 seconds to heat up, making it easy to do last-minute beach waves. I've used this wand with short hair, too, and it looked amazing. With this tool you can easily achieve different types of curls no matter your hair length or texture. Here's how I achieve my three favorite looks (for thick hair):

  1. Beach waves: Wrap a large section of hair (about 5-in.) around the wand, hold it for a couple seconds then let it fall. Add hairspray, and repeat.

  2. Loose curls: Wrap a medium section of hair (about 3-in.) around the wand, hold for about 10 seconds depending on the thickness of your hair (if your hair is on the thinner side you shouldn't have to hold it for as long), and release. Spray with hairspray and repeat. For even looser curls, run your fingers through your hair after curling your tresses and set them again with hairspray.

  3. Tight ringlets: Wrap a small section of hair (about 1-in.) around the wand, hold for about 10 seconds depending on the thickness of your hair, and release. Spray with hairspray and repeat.

Make sure to protect your hair from heat damage by generously spritzing it with thermal protection spray before using the curling wand (or any other styling tools).

Buy It! Conair Curling Wand, $20; ulta.com