It comes with 25 heat settings and in the instruction booklet that accompanies it, Level 25 is recommended for afro hair which is certainly hot enough to curl my hair with ease. Other accessories include a heat mat and a three fingered glove to protect them from the heat of the tong barrel when curling your hair. Unfortunately the glove proves to be more of a hindrance than a help. The logic behind it is great, it just doesn't work that well in practise.
I found the Conical Wand a little fiddly to use as the last curling contraption I used were those old skool curling tongs which you'd clamp your hair between, making it a little easier to actually control the hair you were trying to style. I found my hair would often slip off the barrel of the Conical Wand stalling my progress. I'm also currently sporting two burnt fingers that are stinging ferociously for my efforts as I repeatedly burnt them - my thumb is quite sore and swollen. With plenty of practise I'm hoping the injuries with decrease!
I really should have googled a picture of Dannii's hair before getting wand-happy as I ended up looking like a Shirley Temple reject as I curled my entire head when in fact all I needed to do were the ends. I didn't really have a plan when it came to using this, I just grabbed at random bits of hair and hoped for the best. It's not very neat, but then I didn't want 'perfect hair'. I also realise it looks like a birds nest as my ends are all over the place. That wasn't intentional but I kept burning my friggin' fingers so my ends are a bit kinky!
Still, I have the pics to use as a guide now so will try, try again to see if I can get my hair to look a bit more Dannii-esque!
Hmmm not quite the look that I had in mind!!
Better luck next time? Let's hope so!
Burnt fingers, arm ache and tiredness eventually took their toll on me!
I don't regret my purchase as it certainly works. I just need a bit of practise and the right styling products to help hold my curls. My hair's quite fine so I wouldn't expect the curls to last all night - definitely not in a humid environment anyway. However after 3 hours they weren't looking too bad considering I'd done such a slapdash job in the first place.
I bought my Conical Wand from Gorgeoushop.co.uk and opted for the 25mm-13mm size which was just right for my hair thickness. If you decide to make a purchase from them, be sure to check them out on Twitter or Facebook first as they're regularly posting discount codes.