As you are sure to find out if you visit my blog regularly I am an avid follower of beauty YouTubers. Recently I was watching a video posted by Kandee Johnson. She posted a video about how to turn an old curling iron into a curling wand (insert sound of my mind being blown here!). I was so excited about this!! Yes it’s often the little things in life that bring me joy. When I got my first straightening iron years ago my curling irons basically became obsolete overnight. But for whatever reason I could never quite part with all of them and so I have had this old curling iron kicking around for probably the last 10 years or so.
But even though I have hung onto my old iron for all this time, honestly I never expected to do anything with it. The iron Kandee used looked fairly new, so as impressed as I was with the idea and her clever transformation on it, I was skeptical that I would have the same success with my old “cheapy” iron. After going on a little hunt to track down that old iron I decided to give this re-use idea a try.
Basically it’s really quite simple:
But does it work?
As I mentioned my iron was quite old and not very high end, so getting tight ringlets would be out of the question. You can see though that I managed to get some soft beachy waves and I was really quite happy with the results.
So for me this was a win-win. I got to recycle an old item and make it new again and I have a new beauty tool for my hair. It’s all good!
If you decide to give this idea a try please let me know how you make out. I would love to hear all about itJ.
Here’s a link to Kandee’s video if you want to check it out: