I was so eager to review The Wand from the fabulous Cloud Nine when I heard rumours about it last year. I had a sneaky peek at Headcase Hair and couldn’t wait to share it with you. However with the craziness of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and my 30 Days of Twist & Pin Hairstyles and now the Hair Romance ebook I got a little distracted.
|Danae with The Wand backstage at Alice McCall at RAFW|
Finally I made it back to Headcase Hair in Paddington to see the lovely Danae again and for her to teach me the magic of The Wand.
First up, I have to make a confession – I can’t use a straightening iron to create curls in my hair. I know I know – I’m all about the hair, I should know but I missed that lesson. I owned my ghds when they first came out and it was all about poker straight locks. I was addicted and fried my hair so badly I had to go cold turkey on the irons to save my hair. I gave my ghd away and embraced my natural curls.
That was until I found Cloud Nine irons. I reviewed their irons earlier this year and have been enjoying straight locks ever since but without the smell of burning hair. Cloud Nine are all about less heat and more style, which is great news for all hair types.
Even better news for your hair is The Wand.
This conical curling wand is so easy to use and can create all sizes of curl from tight ringlets to loose beachy waves. Here’s my hair after being touched by the magic Wand.
The surface of The Wand contains Korean rock mineral that is unique to Cloud Nine and imparts so much shine to your hair. It’s the most powerful wand on the market so it’s quick and easy in thick or long hair. The adjustable heat settings mean it also won’t overcook fine hair too.
I have attempted curls with the irons in others hair but can never get it right in my own hair. The problem with curling with your straightening iron is that if you get it wrong you can’t easily redo that section. You need to wet the hair or use product in order to reshape the curl. With The Wand you can easily touch up curls or completely reshape them. Plus the conical shape means you won’t end up with kinky or crooked curls.
Danae also says The Wand is great for curly hair too, as you can just touch up sections to create more uniform curls. I love this as my curls are never created equal. With The Wand the finish is natural and matches my real curls.
To create soft beachy waves you just take large sections of hair and wrap them around The Wand. It couldn’t be any easier.
If your hair is fine or very straight, you may want to clip up the curls while they cool so they keep their shape. Read more tips for keeping curls in fine hair here and remember to always use a heat protectant when heat styling your hair.
Did I mention the hilarious two-fingered glove it comes with to protect your fingers as your style? Very Michael Jackson.
|Hot glove to save your fingers when styling|
Finally I can create those soft curls and waves in my hair. The Wand saves me time as it’s so quick and powerful and it’s so easy to use.
Hair Romance verdict: Love it.
Cloud Nine is only available in salons so call 1300 C9hair in Australia to find your closest stockist or go to http://www.cloudninehair.com/
All images by Hair Romance