I've been seeing a lot of these new curling irons that you just wrap your hair around and there is no clip....whats the advantage of this versus a traditional curling iron? Is it worth it to buy one?
Just wanted to update you all - I went ahead and bought a remington pearl curling wand, the smaller one...its AMAZING! The curls are SO much better than my old clamp curling iron. Also, it is SO easy and fool proof and I get perfect results literally every time. I HIGHLY recommend it! yay!
It's COMPLETELY worth it, I had a curling iron and it left dents in my hair and it also limits your styles. I then bought a karmin g3 clipless curling iron and it was much faster to curl and they lasted longer too. It takes a bit of getting used to and I used the beginners heat-proof glove for the first couple of times...but after you know how it's done it's way faster and easier than a clip curling iron. I got the karmin one because of the heating and the tourmaline ceramic barrel, which apparently is faster and safer for hair.
I've never needed the wands--I just start about a few inches from the roots and slowly curl as I go down. You want to keep it loose to avoid dents and always leave a few inches at the bottom uncurled (to get a more natural and less ringlety look). I keep the iron upright and it works great.
I had a curling iron and took off the clamp and the results were not that great. It's not the same I don't think. Went to Sephora and bought an actual curling wand and wow, better results and long lasting!!