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NuMe Magic Curling Wand 25mm
The NuMe Magic Curling Wand has the same classic shape that you come to expect from a standard wand, and it seems to be a quality device. Though simplistic and limited in terms of functionality, it operates well, and is made of good materials. If you’re not out for anything over the top features, this curling wand is an excellent choice.
- Max Temperature 450 degrees Fahrenheit
- The barrel is made of titanium
- The barrel is a uniform size of 25mm throughout.
- I like having a titanium barrel option for anyone with thicker or coarser hair. Titanium doesn’t have the same smoothing or even heating properties as ceramic, but it’s far more effective at heating your hair. As such, anyone with stubborn hair may find this device achieves a better hold on their curls.
- The width is a good mid-range size. It’s my personal preference, because you can get a nice spiral, but combing it out for loose waves is still an option.
- Infrared heating is an interesting new technology. It has a lot of benefits, but the main point is that it heats hair from the inside rather than the outside, which is safer and more efficient.
- This wand doesn’t feature a non-heated part at the tip, so you will need to make sure that you only use it with a glove. A safety tip allows for a little more peace of mind when using the wand close to your scalp or face. Since this option doesn’t have that, just make sure you’re being extra careful.
- The barrel is one, standard size throughout, which isn’t really a con, but can limit your styling. Although you can manipulate the hair and how to handle the curl afterwards in order to achieve different result, at the end of the day, this type of barrel produces one type of uniform curl. If you want more options with your styling, consider a five in one set as an alternative.
- 450 degrees is pretty hot. If you have fine or damaged hair, this wand may not be the best choice for you. At the very least, you should definitely use heat protectant if you decide to purchase it. However, as a person with thicker hair, I don’t mind the one temperature setting too much. I would probably be using that temperature regardless, so it’s not a huge loss.
NuMe has a good following, and the device does seem to have a well-made quality, although that’s all I can really say for it. Overall, I don’t think the simplification is better. I personally prefer to have different temperature settings, and I like having a non-heated tip at the end just for peace of mind. All things considered, while this wouldn’t be my first choice for a curling wand, I don’t think it’s a bad choice.