My new year’s resolution to do more with my hair has been a bit slow of the ground after my usual trusty conical wand died a death. On the plus side, that does mean I am in the process of trying out more hair gadgets – including this fierce looking Mark Hill Rock Chick Wave Wand *. The concept of this is the same as a normal conical wand, except the barrell is much thicker and the whole lenght stays wide – rather than tapering into a point like traditional wand. But it doesn’t have the clamp function like a normal curler either – so you have to hold the hair as you twirl it around.
The Mark Hill Rock Chick Wave Wand has variable temperature settings that you increase by 10 degrees each time – up to 200. I generally go for 180-190, as my hair is fine – I don’t want to go too hot, but find if I don’t use a fairly high temp then my determined straight hair doesn’t hold the wave.
With the Mark Hill Rock Chick Wand I found it heated up quickly and was very easy to use. It flashes as it heats up, and then goes static (the light) when it reaches the temperature. It has a little stand so you can prop it up, away from any surfaces that might be damages with the heat.
The barrel is quite wide and with my currently medium length hair it was a tiny bit awkward to get it around a couple of times and still hold on to the end – especially the bits towards the back. But once I got the hang of it – was all good. I used a slightly higher temp, so if it wasn’t as tightly wrapped, that was ok. The Rock Chick Wand comes with two little hand glove things, that are sort of like three-finger only heat protectors. They’re for both hands – and to be honest, I found them awkward so switched them for a single glove that I had from my last conical wand, which I found easier to use.
Overall, I was really pleased with the result – not quite as easy to use at first as the conical wands I was used to, but I much prefer the looser curl that it results in. Absolutely love the relaxed texture that it left my hair with! It’s a very relaxed and easy wave, and exactly the sort of thing I want my hair to be like with a conical wand but haven’t quite been able to manage with the usual conical wand.
Basically, if you want loose sexy waves – this is your friend!
Mark Hill Rock Chick Wave Wand * is available from Boots (£29.99)