When I looked at the shape of the Toni and Guy reverse conical wand* for the first time, I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to like the curl it produced. I imagined tiny little spirals at the root which gradually turned bigger at the ends. I am obsessed with hair electronics, I will be shocked to find anyone with more than me! So I was quite keen to see how the curls with the reverse wand would pan out.
People always ask me how I curl my hair when I have it in a natural wave and this is basically how I do it with all curling wands or irons… unless I am doing a retro wave.
I find it easier to do in 3 sections – bottom to top. I do the bottom layer first and scoop up the rest of the hair in a clip or a hairband.
I bring my hair around to the front and do one side and then the other side. I work from back to front and with the reverse wand I wrap around and hold for 8 seconds. Then I chuck the curled piece behind my back and get on with the next section.
For a natural curl I alternate the curl direction. One piece wrapped towards the face, the next away from the face. If you curl in the same direction, it looks more like a classic, retro curl.
I then do the middle section and the top section the same way…. quick and easy peasy.
Once the hair has cooled down I comb through my hair with my fingers to separate. Then finish off by spraying through some Tony and Guy salt spray.
The wand gets really hot so don’t leave your hair there too long. I made the mistake with my first attempt and the curls were far too tight.
Overall I am really pleased with the waves from the reverse conical wand, it will be added to my regular circuit of hair electrical goods. The curl really holds and gives that ‘lived in look’, so I don’t have bother with my hair for a couple of days. Hooray! The messier it gets the better.