Your Wave, Your Way: 5 Must-Try Curling Wands

Lets face it, we busy chicas don’t always have the money or time to splurge on a fancy blowout—but wait, that doesn’t mean we don’t have other options to keep our rizos under control. Enter the curling wand. It serves as a tool to enhance your texture no matter if your curls are tight or loose—they come in all shapes and sizes just like curly hair. Find the perfect wand that goes with your curl, not against. 

1. Long & Layered

Long & Layered

If you have long loose curls then opt for a 1 ¼ inch size barrel for that effortless relaxed look. The thick size of the barrel allows for a bigger curl with volume. The ceramic surface on this wand is also a plus for making hair look smooth and glossy.

Hot Tools 1-1/4 Inch Flipperless Curling Wand, $42.75,

2. Spiral


The twisted barrel on this wand mirrors that of a spiral curl. The space created by the pearls allows the curl to rest in between the grooves while you hold, which helps prevent tangles.

Nume Classic Wands Pearl, $140,

3. S-Shaped


This type of curls is a bigger curl that can be springy but is weighed down because of its size. A wand with a thick top and skinny end makes it easy to keep that natural “S” curl without looking forced. The unique shape of this wand serves to give the top of your hair a volumized look by making the bottom keep its effortless shape.

Chi Air Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand, $59.99,

4. Coiled


This texture may be difficult to maintain because of its tight, springy nature—but not impossible! To keep your curls tight, opt for a 13mm barrel that’s skinny on one end. The shape and size of the barrel will allow you to reshape your curl again. The tourmaline technology that it carries helps your hair untangle and end smooth and shiny.

Amika Tourmaline Clip-Free Curler, $105 - $115, and

5. Wavy


Wavy hair doesn’t need much styling to keep its natural state. Even though it can become tired and dry, there’s always a quick fix. You can use a 1 1/2 inch barrel to define your curl’s shape. This wand is great because it has a 30 second instant heat power, so if you’re in a hurry it won’t take long! Make sure to hold your hair in larger sections and space it out on the barrel for that wave, alternating curl direction. You can always give it a quick run through for subtle definition or hold the hair longer on the barrel for a more styled look.

Style Therapy Keratin Therapy 1 1/2'’ Clip-Free Curling Iron, $24.49,