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Do You Really Know What You Should Know About Curling Wands?

Dec 22nd 2017

It has taken a while, but word is getting out, and the change is happening. The curling wand is replacing the once-standard curling iron.

It sounds simple enough, really. For many applications, a curling wand gives better results and, without the clamp, is less likely to damage your hair. But there's actually a lot more to know than that.

Curling-Wand Shape

Curling wands come in various sizes and shapes, but two basic shapes predominate: straight and cone.

Straight Wands – These deliver uniform and consistent results for curls of equal shape and size like rings. Straight wands are also great for women with straighter hair who want to add curvature to the lower part.

Cone-Shaped Wands – Allowing you to create curls of various sizes, cone-shaped wands are more versatile. You can use the smaller end for tighter, more precision curls and the larger end for fuller, larger curls.

Wand shapes also include combinations like the double cone and specialty shapes like the spiral – all of which you can find in the Omega Wand.

Barrel Sizes for Different Effects

Curl size and shape are determined primarily by your wand's barrel size. In addition, the barrel size should be appropriate for your specific hair type and length. Below are the bare basics on barrel size and hair length and curl effects:

  • 3/8 inch – Tendrils
  • ½ to 5/8 inch – Ringlets
  • 1 inch – Springs of coils
  • 11/4 inches – Long, loopy
  • 11/2 inches – Big, round
  • 2 inches – Loose waves
  • Barrel Material

    Barrel material is another important consideration when you're trying to choose the perfect curling wand. Different materials have different properties, and, as a result, you need to make sure the one you choose is the one best suited for your hair type and styling purposes.

    Tourmaline – This is a semi-precious gemstone usually crushed and specially bonded to the surface of a ceramic or titanium base. The low-friction properties of tourmaline help eliminate static frizz make it especially suitable for damaged hair.

    Ceramic – Ceramic barrels are known for even distribution of heat for uniform curling. The extremely smooth surface also reduces snagging and tangling. But it will get very hot, and some handling care in needed.

    Titanium – The most powerful with respect to heat conduction, titanium barrels are great for coarse, super-thick, or unmanageable hair. Titanium construction combines the best of both tourmaline and ceramic for both curling hair faster and protecting it from excessive heat.

    Diamond Dynasty Virgin Hair's Omega Wand

    Now, what if you could get the combined bargain benefits of several different barrel shapes and sizes along with titanium construction all in one wand? Well, you can . . . with our Omega Wand. And it gets even better. Right now, our Omega Wand – the last curling wand you'll ever buy – is $175 off