PeaNut 52,817 October 2002 Posts: 27,515 Layouts: 145 Loc: Oregon
Posted: 1/31/2013 11:54:45 AM
I have had a 1 1/2" barrel traditional curling iron for a long time and it's been fine. It's now given up the ghost, though, and today wouldn't turn on.
I need to replace it and am thinking about one of the clipless curling wands instead. Reviews online seem to be pretty great and I know I like the look of the curls/waves from them. (Though I don't really understand why they look so different from a normal curling iron.)
Do you use one? Was it hard to learn to use? I am not one of those women who is a natural with hair styling. I can do a couple things well, but that's it. Is anyone else a bit styling impaired but uses a wand successfully?
My daughter has a couple of them in different sizes. They are Hot Tools brand with a gold barrel. We bought them at Ulta with a 20% off coupon. They came with a heat-proof glove to wear on one hand. She loves them and is a whiz at using them without needing the glove. I grabbed one to tame a few wild spots one day and burned my hand in four places. There is definitely a learning curve. I guess it just proves a 15 year old is smarter than mom.