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Conical wand - 100 times better than GHDs for creating curls and waves

(33 Posts)
Jewelsandgems Tue 22-Sep-09 18:24:02

I posted on here a while ago asking if anyone had one, if asking if they were good. (result was that no one had one!)

Well today I bought one and used it for the first time tonight - results are great! [even on my first attempt!]

Perfectly shaped curls every time and without all the damaging 'pulling your hair through' like GHDs, hair is very glossy and smooth.

But the best bit is is takes no time at all - to do my whole head (it took 20 mins - using my GHDs it look double that at least, and it was not guarenteed if I'd get perfect curls, or silly kinks)

Mine was £25 from boots - really recommende

cornsillk Tue 22-Sep-09 18:24:32


CybilLiberty Tue 22-Sep-09 18:25:05

Show us a pic of conical wand

<harry potter emotion>

Jewelsandgems Tue 22-Sep-09 18:26:35


hunlet Tue 22-Sep-09 18:27:46

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CybilLiberty Tue 22-Sep-09 18:29:26

has it got a sprung grippy thing that causes kinks?

JemAtTheParrotsTable Tue 22-Sep-09 18:30:58

Pic of results?

LaDiDaDi Tue 22-Sep-09 18:31:56

Link not working for me.

hunlet Tue 22-Sep-09 18:32:07

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Feenie Tue 22-Sep-09 18:36:05

Right, that's my Christmas present sorted! grin

chattermouse Tue 22-Sep-09 18:42:41

Am now thinking xmas too.....

A pic of your curls would be ace, jewels! grin

TheBalladofGayTony Tue 22-Sep-09 18:48:17

isn't just rebranded curling tongs?

CybilLiberty Tue 22-Sep-09 18:48:58

Ahem, what about grippy thing that always leaves a line in my hair?

Jewelsandgems Tue 22-Sep-09 20:17:17

Picture of curls on profile. Can anyone else not access the link? I can....will find another one if you're still having problems.

No, it doesn't have a spring grippy bit, so no kinks!

waitingforgodot Tue 22-Sep-09 22:29:05

How do you use it though if it has no grippy thing?

Squishabelle Tue 22-Sep-09 22:37:06

You hold the wand with one hand and wind the hair round the wand with the other hand.

JustBe Tue 22-Sep-09 22:42:48

I`m so rubbish at trying to do curls with the GHD`s so these look like they are worth a try for me..

Got a gift voucher for Boots so will treat myself to these wink

chattermouse Tue 22-Sep-09 23:22:21

The curls are LUSH! Thanks for the pic, you look fantastic! I am defo getting those for xmas now grin

Jewelsandgems Wed 23-Sep-09 17:59:40

Girls I am happy to report that even after sleeping, and being out in the strong wind today, my curls are much the same as yesterday!

Defintely no more grappling with the ghds again. And I also got the babyliss youcurl for last christmas, which is also very rubbish compared to my new conical wand. [love emoticon]

fatjac Wed 23-Sep-09 18:23:33

That looks really good. I bought a pair of ceramic tongs from TK Maxx recently but they have the springy grip thing that you have to wind the hair through. Those look much easier to use. It just so happens I have about £50 on my Boots Advantage card.

lizandlulu Wed 23-Sep-09 20:55:02

i cant see the link, what make is it?

Jewelsandgems Wed 23-Sep-09 21:37:13

It is a Babyliss curling wand and it is much easier than the conventional curling irons. I thought it'd be really hard to get the hang of, but it was really easy to achieve great results.

chattermouse Thu 24-Sep-09 12:28:54

You have sold it to me Jewels. It is now officially on my xmas list.

no1putsbabyinthecorner Thu 24-Sep-09 14:11:38

Wow, you look great, I also end up with kinks using ghd and a nasty burn. hmm

Can I also ask where the Red boots are from they are devine. smile

Jewelsandgems Thu 24-Sep-09 14:19:14

Thanks No1 and I know what you mean about the GHDs. If I was lucky I would get 1 perfect curl and the rest would be silly kinks!

The boots are Fly London (but I got mine off ebay for £50) And yes, I do love them too.

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