NuMe Classic Curling Wand 25mm
The NuMe Classic Curling wand is pretty true to it’s name. If I had to describe it, classic would certainly be the word to use. It hasn’t kept up with any of the current trends that are producing a seemingly infinite variety of barrel shapes and sizes. That said, 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 or fancy, this curling wand is a nice, classic choice.
- The device has a power switch as it’s only button. This is because there’s only one heat setting at 410 degrees. You simply turn it on, and wait for it to heat.
- The barrel is made of tourmaline ceramic.
- The barrel is a uniform size of 25mm throughout.
- It claims to heat up in seconds, though the actual duration may vary. With one heat setting, I imagine that the device doesn’t take that long to get hot.
- I like tourmaline ceramic barrels. In my experience, they do what they say, to both smooth hair and make it shiny. I also like this material because it holds consistent, even heat.
- The width is a good mid-range size. It’s my personal preference, because you can get a tight curl, but combing them out for a more wavy look is still a viable option.
- 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. Even if it did have a non-heated part, I would still recommend using the glove, although I like it for peace of mind. It’s nice to have a non-heated tip just in case you reach with the wrong hand, or if the wand is difficult to maneuver.
- The barrel is one, standard size throughout. I personally don’t believe this impacts the curls all that much, but some people prefer tapered barrels. Tapering is supposed to allow for a more natural style, and more customization possibilities. Of course, there are also wands that have a version that has different styles of barrels. The barrels are interchangeable and are supposed to produce different styles of curls. If a uniform barrel size seems a little limiting to you, trying out that type of product may be a better option.
- 410 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.