How to Get Chopstick Curls

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen 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.

Chopstick Curls with Irresistable Me3. Spritz your hair with heat defence spray, keeping the bottle about 10 inches away to make sure you’re not leaving the hair too wet.

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!


6 Responses

  1. Nicole October 6, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I love how this turned out! Definitely going to try this 🙂 Loving your hair colour.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  2. Lauren October 7, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I love curls, these look fab. My silly hair is too thin though, they always fall out super quick
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  3. Amy October 10, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I think my left arm is getting beefy from holding up curling irons, it hurts so much! These curls look awesome on you though, I love that they’re detailed and small but not Annie style. – Amy x

  4. Jasmine October 13, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Is that MAC Stone you cheeky thing? If not, I think it’d really suit you. Women of our silver fox prowess need to embrace the greige; I wholeheartedly recommend xxx

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