I recently saw a tutorial on how to turn you curling iron into a curling wand (here), and had to try it!
The difference between the two is simple: one has a clamp, and the other one doesn't. I know a lot of people prefer wands, and I've somehow ended up owning two curling irons, so I decided to give it a go!
Note: If you keep the parts you take off, it's easy to put back together again if you change your mind.
So obviously you start off with your iron, and the first thing you do it pull off the metal stand, like below:
Next you want to remove the screws either side of the clamp (lets ignore the fact that I'm clearly using the wrong kind of screwdriver in the photo below!)
Once the clamp has been removed, you'll be left with the spring:
The last step is to unscrew and remove this spring.
(This screw was quite small, luckily I'd won a pack of mini screwdrivers in a cracker at Christmas! Haha)
And that is basically it! All you need to do is keep the parts in a safe place in case you change your mind.
(and in my case give it a good clean, as mine was quite heavily covered in hairspray :/)
The Final Result
Now you're left with a lovely 'new' curling wand!
I can see this saving me a lot of time creating curls, as I don't have to faff around with the clamp, or risk getting it tangled in my hair (-yes I am that hopeless).
Can't wait to try these out!
I hope you liked this tutorial and found it useful.
I'd love to know your favourite curling tool/techique?