How to curl your hair using a curling wand?

How to curl your hair using a curling wand?

If you find yourself wrestling with bed hair every morning, yearning for those enviable curls like Beyoncé, we’ve got the solution – and it doesn’t require waking up an hour earlier! The secret to achieving those perfect curls is mastering the art of using a curling wand. Curling your hair can be daunting, especially if it’s short, but fear not. 

No more burning fingertips or enduring arm aches for mediocre results. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the effortless process of using a curling wand to embrace that coveted ‘cool girl hair effortlessly’.

Strategies to Curl Your Hair Using a Curling Wand

1. Always Use a Heat Protectant

Before using a curling wand, apply a heat protectant to your hair. This product creates a shield against the intense heat, preventing damage. Heat protectants come in various forms, like sprays and serums. 

For example, the Super Serum is a fantastic choice. It’s a weightless and waterless serum that styles, smoothens, adds shine, repairs split ends and protects your hair. 

Packed with ingredients like quinoa extract and Argan oil, it promotes hair growth and strengthens strands. The Super Serum is light and won’t make your hair greasy, perfect for curls, waves, and blowouts. It’s your go-to for smooth and silky hair armour.

2. Ensure Hair is Dry Before Curling

Curling wands should only be used on dehydrated hair. Wet hair is more prone to heat damage, risking a burnt cuticle and potential breakage. Opt for a top-notch hair dryer like the MUK Blow 3900-IR 2300-Watt Professional Hairdryer to dry your hair efficiently. 

This infrared blow dryer dries your hair swiftly, imparts shine, maintains moisture balance, and protects against thermal damage. The revolutionary infrared lights within the dryer’s barrel gently heat the hair shaft, offering anti-frizz and anti-static properties for a beautiful and healthy finish.

3. Select the Right Barrel for Desired Curl Type

The barrel size and shape determine the curl type. Larger barrels create softer, looser curls, while smaller barrels are ideal for tighter, more defined curls. Cylindrical barrels yield uniform curls, whereas tapered barrels are excellent for creating natural, beachy waves. Your choice should align with the desired style, whether symmetrical curls or more casual waves​.

4. Use Minimal Heat

It’s best to curl at a lower temperature to protect your hair from excessive heat. Mermade Spin’s adjustable heat settings make finding the right balance for practical styling easy without compromising your hair’s health. With a 25mm rotating ceramic barrel, it creates even curls effortlessly. 

Simply press ‘L’ or ‘R’ for clockwise or anti-clockwise spinning, or use it as a traditional wand. The ionic technology reduces frizz and adds shine. Mermade Spin is a game-changing tool with multiple heat settings and a bonus heat protection glove, ideal for achieving professional-looking curls and soft waves.

5. Section Your Hair Properly

For best results, section your hair before curling. Vertical sections yield gentle waves, while horizontal sections add volume. The size of each section should be appropriate for your hair thickness; typically, 1-inch sections for thick hair and 1-2 inches for thinner hair. The size of the sections influences the tightness and definition of the curls​.

6. Time Your Curling Correctly

The duration of curling depends on your hair type. Thin or fine hair requires about five seconds of heat application, while thicker hair can withstand up to eight seconds. After releasing the wand, hold the curl in your hand for a few seconds to set its shape. This step is crucial for maintaining the curl’s form and longevity​.

7. Start at the Roots and Point the Wand Downward

Start curling at the roots with the wand pointing downwards for a natural look. This technique ensures curls flow naturally from the roots to the tips. Wrapping hair around the rod’s base first, then moving towards the tip, makes curls look beautiful and natural​​.

8. Curl in Different Directions

Experiment with curling in various directions for different looks. Curling all hair in one direction creates uniform curls while alternating directions give a more tousled appearance. When curling hair around your face, wrap strands away from your face to highlight your features and avoid curls closing in on your face​.

9. Wait Before Brushing Cooled Curls

Avoid brushing your curls immediately after curling. Allow your hair to cool down completely, which helps set the rings. Brush gently, starting from the ends and moving upward, to avoid causing frizz. If frizz occurs, a small amount of hair serum can help smooth it out​​.

10. Use Hairspray to Set Curls

Opt for a premium hair product like the Argain Oil Shine Spray to ensure your curls stay flawless. This light shine spray, suitable for all hair types, is a lavish blend of pure Moroccan Argan oil. It delivers intense conditioning, moisture, and shine to your hair, smoothing frizz and taming flyaways. It is especially ideal for fine hair and provides these benefits without any added weight. 

The Argain Oil Shine Spray also protects against blow-drying, hair irons, chlorine, saltwater, and sun exposure. Moreover, it’s free from sulfates, parabens, alcohol, phosphates, sodium chloride, and mineral oils – making it a nourishing and wholesome choice for your hair.

11. Maintain Your Curling Wand

Proper care of your curling wand ensures optimal performance. Clean the barrel regularly to remove product residue, ensuring a smooth surface for snag-free curling. A warm, damp washcloth can wipe down the barrel while still warm (but not hot!). This prevents oil and product residue from building up on the surface, guaranteeing a perfect curl every time you use your wand.

Curl Your Hair With Confidence Using The Muk Curl Stick V2.0

The Muk Curl Stick V2.0 is a new styling essential designed for effortlessly beautiful curls and waves. This versatile wand comes with four interchangeable barrels, offering a range of styles from natural curls to beachy waves. With quick and adjustable heat settings, it accommodates all hair types. 


Tame frizz with the advanced ion field technology, leaving your hair irresistibly smooth and shiny. Enjoy ease of use with a 3-meter swivel cord and a provided heat-resistant glove for added safety. With a confidence-boosting 2-year warranty, the Muk Curl Stick V2.0 is your ticket to flawless curls and waves – simplicity at its stylish best!

Wrap up

Achieving fabulous curls doesn’t have to be a time-consuming struggle. You can transform your morning routine into a breeze with the right tips and tools. Remember to use a heat protectant, ensure your hair is dry before styling, and select the appropriate barrel size for your desired curls.

Experiment with different techniques, timings, and directions for a personalised touch to your curls. Consider a quality shine spray like the Argan Oil Shine Spray to set your curls and add shine. Taking care of your curling wand guarantees consistent performance over time.

Explore “The Muk Curl Stick V2.0” by Strut Hair Care for the ultimate curly hair companion. This specially designed wand caters to the unique needs of curly hair, providing a dedicated solution for vibrant and defined curls. With advanced technology and safety features, it’s a game-changer for effortless styling.

At Strut Hair Care, we offer top-notch hair care products. Check out our range, including “ The Muk Curl Stick V2.0,” to discover how easy and enjoyable it can be to embrace your natural texture. Strut your curls with confidence and make every day a good hair day!

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