How To Use The DryBar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron To Create Waves - Poor Little It Girl

It’s been a hot minute since I did a hair tutorial here on the blog. I did a “How To Use A Curling Wand” one years ago (like 2013…def need to do an update on that!). And my side braid tutorial is still one of my most popular posts to date. But today, I wanted to do an update to my curled hair “how to” but with my DryBar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron.

I get asked about my hair texture. While I have a lot of it, my hair is actually quite thin and most certainly flat. It has zero shape without the help of some products or hair tools. So on days where I don’t want straight hair, and I don’t want curls either, I use the DryBar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron to create easy, effortless waves. There perfectly undone and I love how it looks like “oh I woke up like this” hair but well…we know that isn’t true.

What Is The DryBar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron

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Well first off, this iron is unlike any other hair tool I’ve ever used. Sure it looks like your standard curling iron but y’all…it has a magical twisted base so you twist THAT to wrap your hair around the wand. No more clamping and trying to loosen it a little bit but still keep your hair in to get the hair all the way around. (That was a confusing sentence, but you get it, right?) With this curling iron, you just have to clamp your hair in one spit and then twist the base until your hair gently slides out when it’s done curling. It’s freaking amazing!

How To Use The DryBar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron

Step 1: On straight hair (can be “dirty” or clean…mine was freshly washed when I took these pictures) and with a normal part, I clip back the right side of my hair. I always start with the left side of my head for whatever reason.

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Step 2: I take a 1-2 inch section on the left side and clamp the wand around the base of my head. Here, spinning away from my face, I twist the base of the curling wand as it twists around. Then, when I reach the end of my hair I let it gently fall out of the clamp.

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Step 3: Continue the same process around your entire head. I don’t want my curls to be too perfect. I’m going for more of a beachy-wave texture rather than ringlets.

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Step 4: Go around your entire head using the curling iron. Then, while hair is still warm, I use my fingers and brush through my hair. I make sure to “mess it up” in a strategic way. So it keeps the beachy waves and nothing looks too perfect. Finish off with hairspray and I’m set!

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