- You can do multiple hairstyles with a curling iron, like curls of different types and waves.
- Curling irons come in different barrel sizes.
- I have found that most drugstore curling irons just don't get hot enough to produce a curl that lasts.
- The clips on curling irons can cause bumps/marks in hair if not used properly.
- Not as user friendly (they aren't difficult to use) as a curling wand.
- Yes, you can remove the clip to make your own curling wand. Just be sure the curling iron is a newer one and/or that it will get hot enough. As mentioned above, most drugstore curling irons just don't have the heat to hold curl.
- My fave brands: Hot Tools, GHD (pictured above), Babyliss, T3
- They hold waves better than most curling irons since the technology is newer and they get hotter.
- If you only want waves or a spiral curl, a curling wand is best for you.
- The wands are sometimes longer, although there is a new long curling iron from Hot Tools.
- Drugstore wands are inexpensive and work well, but most of these are tapered (I don't prefer tapered, so possible con).
- Generally, 2 barrel sizes (1in and 1 1/2 in are standard). You would have to buy a set with interchangeable wands to get different sizes.
- Your styling options are limited since there is no clip.
- Easier to burn yourself if you don't use a protective glove
- They come in several wand types: straight, tapered, inverted, bumpy, etc. See this post to see each type of wave they produce.
- My fave brands: Conair, Remington, Hot Tools, NuMe, HerStyler
- I spent $99.76 at Target. Idk how that happened! Shopping ban in effect immediately. I also skipped the Lily madness. After hearing horror stories from so many of you, I'm glad I did.
- I binge-watched True Detective. So, so good.
- I'm giving away $100 Visa from Zing (ends TODAY).
- I'm also giving away $100 Visa Giftcard from Garnier.
- AND $100 to Sephora!