The Weekend’s Magic Wand

Get your mind out of the gutter. I just realized that title could be interpreted in so many different ways…hehehehehe 🙂 But really, this post is just about hair…nothing kinky here!!

Typically, my hair is like wavy frizzy. But not like a cute wavy. Like my hair can’t decide if it wants to be curly or straight or even a little wavy so it just settles for a weirdness.

Sometimes when I am in a hurry I let it air dry and then it just looks weird so I end up pulling it back. Other times when I want to “air dry” it I use a diffuser and it at least makes it less frizzy and look halfway decent. BUT, there are times when I actually do have time to curl it. Straightening takes me two seconds, but I do have to make sure I have time to curl it.

I had been searching for a good clip free curling iron because I was tired of using my curling iron from 1998 (literally, like 1998) and the clip in it gave me kinks. When I curl my hair I just wrap it around the iron instead of using the clip and rolling it. After some searching, this past weekend I decided to purchase this Remington iron at Target for $29.99.

Remington Keratin Clip Free Curling Iron (1 inch)

What I love about this clip free iron is that it also comes with a heat protective glove. Since there is no clamp to hold your hair in place, your hand obviously has to act as the clamp therefore it gets pretty close to the iron. The glove really works wonders. (bonus: you may feel like Michael Jackson while wearing it and may want to break out into a song and dance). Unfortunately though, the glove is just black…silver sequins not included. 

Other features I love:

-auto shut off after 60 minutes (perfect for someone like me that can forget to turn it off!)

-heats up in 30 seconds. How awesome is that? 

-the keratin protein infused barrel supposedly strengthens your hair. Honestly, I didn’t buy this one for that reason. 

So after bringing it home, I knew I immediately had to try it. We had a birthday party later that day…going to a boy’s 2nd birthday party is the perfect occasion to give it a whirl, right? Jack, I hope you appreciated the time I spent curling my hair just for your birthday party. I hope you and Elmo dug it. 

Here are some pics of the outcome. This was actually several hours after I had curled my hair and had a grand old time at little Jack’s party. 

And yes, they are selfies. I did not intend to do selfies as I can’t stand  them. (only because I can’t master the art of taking a pic of myself). But, a little something called reality got in the way (two kids and a dog, anyone???) and thus, I resorted to taking the pics myself. So enjoy these extremely high quality pictures! (its also a sneak peek of an outfit post later this week too!)

Another bonus was waking up the next morning for church and having it still look pretty decent. Used my favorite dry shampoo, Suave, (I compared several different ones and found Suave to be the best…you can read the post about it here) re-curled a few pieces and it looked good as new!

So a few things I learned this weekend:

1. Curling wands are way better than curling irons. Go get yourself one!

2. Two year olds know how to party.

3. I need to master the art of the selfie.

4. Dry shampoo is probably one of the best inventions ever. (Thank you SO much Heidt Montag..without you and your stint on cheesy reality tv us plain folk would have never had the chance to use it). 

For your viewing pleasure…the rise and fall of Heidi Montag and her dry shampoo (I know totally random but funny to watch.)


Linking up today with some lovely ladies, Sami and Leeann for Weekend Update!



  1. Kendahl Lanai
    January 28, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    My sister recently bought a wand, she bought a smaller barrel but when I tried it, I hated it! The curls were so tight. The only good thing was they held all day but with being so tight, I wanted them to fall. I think trying a larger barrel would be

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      February 1, 2013 / 2:45 am

      Definitely get a larger barrel. I think I might even go and get a larger barrel just to have different options. They definitely hold all day which is good! Hopefully the larger barrel works better for you!!

  2. Whitney Ellen
    January 28, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Pictures of the glove or it didn't happen! 😉

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      February 1, 2013 / 2:40 am

      mmwwahahahahahaha….never!!! Jk….pretty sure my husband was laughing too hard at me to take my pic. And I am known to do my hair and makeup in the buff, so there's that.

  3. Because of Jackie
    January 28, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    I so need one of those, I am currently using my circa 2000 curling iron and use it without the clamp as I am too cheap to buy a new one! Your hair looks great, as do the selfies:)

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      February 1, 2013 / 2:41 am

      I have always been too cheap too ( I would rather spend the $$ on clothes). I don't know what made me buy one but its amazing how much better it is than my 1998 curling iron!! 🙂

  4. Heather Davidson
    January 28, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    I've been wanting one of these wands forever and your hair looks great! I definitely think I'll have to get one.

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      February 1, 2013 / 2:41 am

      Go for it! You will love it! It works so well

  5. Pia J
    January 29, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I am going to check this out. My curling iron is also circa…90

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      February 1, 2013 / 2:44 am

      Its nice to know I am not the only one out there still using my curling iron from the 90's!!

  6. Jeans and a Teacup
    January 29, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    I have decided that I hate curling irons because they just don't work! haha… The clipless seems like it would be better and your hair looks great! That's so funny that you mentioned dry shampoo! I just bought my first can…and it happens to be Suave! It took me forever to decide which one would be the best. Although, I sprayed it into my hand the other day thinking that I could use it like hairspray and just run it through my hair. And it gave me a cold burn! Like my hand got white, cold and numb! Scary! I didn't know you couldn't do that with dry shampoo…oops!~JessicaJeans and a Teacup

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      February 1, 2013 / 2:43 am

      Are you serious?? I never would have thought it would do that. Thanks for the heads up on that one because I do that my hairspray sometimes also. I do love the Suave though!! It really was the best one!! Hope your hand is ok now…haha oh my!

  7. Unknown
    January 30, 2013 / 1:49 am

    Your hair looks great! I bought one too and have been experimenting. I like it!

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