When it comes to my hair, I pretty much have 2 styles: straight, or mostly straight with some loose waves towards the bottom. Adventurous. So when I saw that my Sapphire curling wand from Irresistable Me* had a really thin attachment for chopstick curls, I was intrigued. I’ve seen these tiny curls on plenty of bloggers and celebs, and liked the idea of sashaying round with an 80s style faux perm. I didn’t really know how to actually do chopstick curls, so I just followed the below steps and – by gum – I think it worked (kind of).
So, to begin you’ll need a curling tong that has a very, very thin barrel. The Sapphire 8-in-1 wand from Irresistable Me (which I reviewed in full here) is ideal because, as the name suggests, it has eight different wands that can be switched up for different styles. One of these is a tiny barrel that’s ideal for creating those on-trend chopstick curls, so…
1. Grab this wand and turn it on to heat up.
2. Beginning sectioning your hair off using a clip. You want to take really small sections of hair to get properly defined, mini curls – if you can, aim for sections no bigger than about a centimetre.
4. Wrap the section of hair around the wand, trying not to twist the lock as you do this.
5. Hold for around 5 seconds, and release.
6. Repeat all over your head.
7. At this point you will look like a poodle. Don’t panic.
7. Mist your hair with a hairspray to add hold.
8. Once the curls have fully cooled, gently brush them through, layer by layer to avoid it all turning into a frizzy mess.
9. Add a curling cream of similar through the lengths and ends to keep the curls defined.
10. Sashay around being fierce.
I will say that this style took a LOT of time, and my arms were aching like mad by the time I finished (but at least I got to skip the gym). I also did get a bit impatient and so had the occasional bigger curl from when I took a wider section of hair. These curls still look fine, but if you’re going for all over uniform chopstick curls then I’d say be strict with yourself – or bribe a friend to do them for you.
Have any of you tried chopstick curls before, or would you like to? Let me know in the comments!