I didn't have a ceramic, just a cheap-o curling iron so it was definitely worth it for me. Try it out without the clip for sure! If that doesn't work out you could play with different barrel sizes or some have a tapered end, too
How on earth do you get your hair to stay in it without a clamp? I use a Babyliss gas curler which I am devoted to, its the only one that curls my hair well enough for it to hold, plus of course I can walk around while Im doing it..
There are all kinds of tutorials on Youtube. Here's just a random one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GZwvc6pAYE
She demonstrates what I was posting about earlier in regards to holding the wand upside down and wrapping your hair around it. You can also use a glove to protect your fingers/hands from burns, but I have found that I have less control with a glove and I prefer not to use one.
I've had one for about 3 yrs and I won't use the old style anymore. My hair is baby fine and stick straight and does not like to be curled, the ceramic clamp free iron is the only thing that works, I don't even need to use gel or hairspray
We must be hair twins! My hair if fine, and stick straight too. I agree that the curling wand is the only thing that gives my hair lasting curl.
Try the Conair Infinity. I have it and love it. It's only like $30 at ULTA or Target.
Also what I do sometimes is just lift the clamp up and wrap my hair around the iron. I do that for my 1 and 1/4 iron and my 1 and 1/2 iron. Sometimes I do it with my 1 inch if I want a curl that isn't tapered[the conair iron is tapered and gives about a 1 inch curl]
What is the difference between the tapered ones and the stright ones? Will they give different types of curls?
For example, the Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand vs Remington T-Studio Pearl Eliptical Curling Wand - Pink / Black?
I have the curling wand that doesn't have the clamp.. I only used it once to test it the day I got it but after that.. I never touched it.. I prefer to curl my hair with a straightener and I just bought the wand on impulse ):