When it comes to your hair, you wouldn’t settle for anything subpar. Investing in quality hair care products and styling tools is important if you want healthy and gorgeous hair. But learning which tool will work best for you can be a little tricky. One of the common dilemmas women face while buying styling tools is choosing between a curling wand and a curling iron.

The two tools can seem similar and are often considered to be the same, but in reality, they are quite different. While both have the ability to give you gorgeous curls, there are a few variations that set them apart from each other. Scroll down to learn the difference and invest in the right tool.

 

Heating

Heating

Curling iron - It takes a couple of minutes for a curling iron to heat as the barrels take a little while to heat up to give you beautiful curls.

Curling wand - It heats up pretty quickly and should therefore be used with caution.

 

Size and shape

Size and shape

Curling iron - Some curling irons come with interchangeable barrels, this allows you to create smaller, tighter curls as well as bigger curls. It depends on the size of the barrel.

Curling wand - The shape of a curling wand is tapered towards the front — this means the curls are tighter and smaller towards ends of the hair.

 

Holding clip

Holding clip

Curling iron - A holding clip ensures the hair stays in place during the styling procedure — this gives you uniform curls throughout.

Curling wand - Wands usually don’t come with a holding clip — this means curls come out smoother without the clip mark.

 

Durability

Durability

Curling iron - Since curling iron creates more uniform curls and takes time to heat up it gives long-lasting curls. But it also depends on styling products and how frequently you touch your hair.

Curling wand - When used right with heat protection and hold spray, curls achieved using curling wand can also last for a long time.

 

To sum it up…

To sum it up…

if you’re looking for polished and bouncy curls, we recommend opting for a curling iron. A curling wand, on the other hand, is suitable for those who prefer creating more natural-looking curls or waves. Don’t forget to consider your hair type too. If you have thick, coarse hair, a curling iron will be more efficient in delivering the desired results. Curling wand works well for thin and fine hair.