Get Long-Lasting Curls / Waves With Glampalm

Glampalm Magic Wand

Not all of us were blessed with good genes, I for one was blessed with the ‘frizzy hair gene’.  The result of this gene is something I like to call ‘inbetweener hair’, it isn’t naturally straight, nor is it naturally curly – it’s just frizzy.  Frizzy doesn’t necessarily mean my hair holds a curl either, I have fine hair and that means I struggle to make a curl hang in there for more than a few minutes.  I love wavy or curly hair, I’ve mentioned on the blog before that for me personally, there’s nothing more beautiful than shiny cascading waves.  Glampalm has created a curling wand that gives me gorgeous, healthy-looking and long-lasting curls.

Glampalm very kindly sent me a Magic Wand a couple of months ago and I’ve been testing it for a while now.  Yep, that really is the name of this hair tool…and for the record, the name is quite fitting because it is quite magical.  In the past, I’ve used my Hot Tools 1 1/4 inch Titanium curling iron (not available in SA) and even though I loved the curls it gave me (soft, shiny curls), I often felt the curls didn’t last very long.  I then started to pin my curls (you can read more about that here) because I thought the problem lay with my hair texture and not the actual hair tool.  Falling curls are a thing of the past, thanks to the Glampalm Magic Wand.

Glampalm Magic Wand Review

I’ve used this curling wand to create various different hair styles:  Retro waves, tight curls, beachy waves and bouncy curls – it’s all about how you wrap the section of hair around the barrel.  I even used it to style my hair for the magazine shoot I tweeted about a month or so ago.  In case you missed that tweet, I’ll be featured in a magazine next year!  I will let you guys know which magazine and which edition closer to the time, just want to sign off on the photos and feature article first.

What is the Glampalm Magic Wand? It’s a clipless curling wand that allows you to create curls or waves.  It features 3 LED temperature display indicators (low, medium & high) and an On / Off switch.  To switch the curling wand on, you need to press and hold the On / Off switch.  The first time I used the Magic Wand, I made the mistake of just pressing it and wondered why the tool didn’t switch on.  #derp

Since there is no clamp on this hair tool, there’s no chance of getting those annoying little crimp lines.  The barrel heats up quickly and evenly, and the Mineral Ore technology is gentle on hair and naturally gives off a negative charge, minimising static.  The Magic Wand heats up in 40 seconds max (highest temperature setting) and the 1 inch barrel diameter is constant (not cone shaped), making this the perfect curling wand for beginners as the hair will not slip down the barrel.  Here’s a fun fact: I can wrap my hair around the barrel and after holding the ends of my hair close the barrel for about 5 seconds, I can remove my hand and the hair will stay wrapped around the barrel.  If you’re a girly-girl (like me), with girly upper arm muscles, then this will be great news for you!

The Glampalm Magic Wand creates the most beautiful long-lasting curls – I still have decent curls on the second day, and soft waves on the third.  I also find it gives me super shiny, healthy-looking locks, whereas some of my other curling irons (i.e. Hot Tools 2-inch Gold curling iron) can sometimes leave my hair feeling dry and looking a bit dull.

Did you know? Glampalm stylers are manufactured in South Korea by the original ghd manufacturers.

The Magic Wand gives me total control – I can create gorgeous Victoria’s Secret waves, holiday curls, beachy waves (the kind where the ends are still a bit straight), natural-looking curls and even tight mermaid waves.  Use smaller sections of hair and twist the section as you wrap it around the barrel for tighter curls, or use larger sections and wrap the section flat against the barrel for soft waves.  Am I confusing you?  Don’t worry, I’m planning on doing a ‘Get Ready With Me’ video on my YouTube channel soon and I’ll use the Magic Wand to show you how I use it to create my favourite everyday curls.

Glampalm Curling Wand

The kit includes 1 curling wand & 1 heat protective glove and retails for R 1999,00 online in the Glampalm store.  I don’t know about you, but I think it’s great value for money!  Please do not toss the heat-resistant styling glove…slip-ups could be painful (trust me, I know all about burns on fingers and hands).  I initially thought the combs and 4 sectioning clips were also included in all kits, but Glampalm just confirmed it was for a limited time only.

Glampalm is a South African-based company and will courier your order to you free of charge (delivery takes place within 24 to 72 hours).

Top Tip:  It’s always a good idea to use a heat protectant, like Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press or Tresemmé Heat Defense Styling Spray.  I don’t use a hairspray to set the curls when I use the Magic Wand, because I feel I don’t need it.  This wand gives me curls that last for a good couple of days, just fluff them up on the second day and rock soft waves on the third.

This curling wand will make for the perfect Christmas gift or if you’re looking for a hair tool that will help you to create a multitude of different hair styles, this is it!  Instead of curling the sections away from the face, try curling all of them towards the face to create those glossy, retro curls – the perfect holiday party hair style.

Glampalm will be launching an eco-friendly hair tool in 2015 & I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the future!

P.S. If you’re wondering what I’m wearing on my lips, here are the products I used:  MUD Lip Pencil in Red (to outline the lips), and L’Oréal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick in J.Lo’s Pure Red (currently available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini and Edgars stores).



  1. Tanya 10 December 2014 / 13:51

    My hair is exactly like yours and cannot hold a “created” curl either! It only holds my bedhead curls. :-(
    This wand sounds amazing and I want it! What do you think makes it hold a curl though? I have used so many curling techniques and tools and they all seem more or less the same so why can this one hold a curl longer?

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:26

      At least you have bedhead curls…I get these weird kinks in my hair whenever I let my hair air-dry or when I sleep with wet hair…not a cute look!

      I asked Glampalm to let me know why my curls last longer and here’s what they said: “Healing stone is also infused on the Glampalm Wand, this helps it retain the curl.” I would imagine it also has to do with the negative charge that is given off, and the way you curl your hair. I use relatively small sections when I curl my hair, keep the hair wrapped around the barrel for about 10 seconds per section and then let the section fall and cool down without touching it again. There’s definitely a difference in how long my curls last using the Magic Wand (and I’m not just saying that).

      I have second-day-curls today and they still look great! :) x

  2. Simone 10 December 2014 / 13:59

    On Saturday I was trying to channel my inner Kim Kardashian and tried to get the waves…oh my word, 3 minutes later it was as flat as can be. I then tried to do a knotted side braid, hoping I had retained some volume from the attempted curling session…alas…my braid was as flat, blowing around…it was a catastrophe!I’m coloured..with frizzy hair..there is NO excuse for my hair to NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD CURLS??? *shakes head*

    This wand sounds great! But oh….to be able to buy all these tools:( My budget… #CantDeal

    PS After your review on the Stila Spirit palette I ran out and got one and I love it. So last week I convinced a friend to buy one, having never heard of Stila before…also bought my sister one (Kalahari had 50% off last week) and they are both smitten. So now my friend complains I am bad for her budget….I’m just paying it forward right? lol. It’s the #LuzanneEffect :)

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:19

      Aaaaah…sounds like a total let-down!! :( Have you tried pinning your curls and setting them with a bit of hairspray?

      That’s the BEST NEWS EVER! So glad your friend and sister love their Stila palettes…I’m so obsessed with mine, I went out and bought the Soul palette too! Eeeeeek!

      P.S. You’re definitely paying it forward, spreading makeup love and happiness! 😉 Thank you so much for being so supportive of my blog, Simone, and always leaving such amazing comment! xxx

  3. Candice 10 December 2014 / 14:04

    Looks awesome!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:15

      Thanks, Candice… x

  4. Roseybelle 10 December 2014 / 14:44

    I need this badly in my life right now hehe :) can’t hold my curls either! Your lipstick is gorgeous here :)

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:14

      Thank you so much, Roseybelle. :) xxx

  5. Em Cameron 10 December 2014 / 15:46

    Stunning! Stunning!

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:13

      Thanks so much, Em! :)

  6. Taz 10 December 2014 / 15:48

    Oh em gee, you look beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

    Adding this to my xmas wish list for sure, my hair is stick straight and I also luv curls and waves. x

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:13

      Aaaaah…thank you so much, Taz. *blush*

      Let me know if you receive it and how you like it… :) x

  7. Lida Bruwer 10 December 2014 / 16:24

    Your nails and lips look gorgeous, so festive… Finally!! A hair curler that creates long lasting curls! Showing my boyfriend this blog post so he can get it for me for Christmas


    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:12

      Thank you, Lida. 😀 I hope you find a Glampalm Magic Wand under your Christmas tree this year!

  8. zanelle roodt 10 December 2014 / 16:28

    I want your hair!

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:11

      Thank you for saying that, Zanelle, but I really don’t have perfect hair… You’ll see in my Get Ready With Me video, my hair looks a bit dodgy when it hasn’t been curled. :)

  9. Isabelle Perkins 10 December 2014 / 16:35

    Yes! Yes! please do a video on how you curl your hair, that would be great!

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:10

      I will do that for you, Isabelle. :)

  10. Kelly M 10 December 2014 / 16:53

    Thats amazing, L! Congrats on the magazine feature, you’re going to be famous!

    K ♥

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:10

      Haha! I don’t think I’ll be famous, but it is nice to be featured in a magazine! 😀 Thank you for your support. x

  11. Tammy Jayne 10 December 2014 / 18:28

    PLEEEASE do a video :) :) Also maybe a video on how to curl with a GHD.. Would be AWESOME!!! Love all your blog posts.. thank you for keeping us all inspired

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:09

      I’ll definitely do a video on how I use the Magic Wand & will also do a ‘How To’ type video for using a straightener to curl your hair.

      Thank you for taking the time to check in on the blog, Tammy. :)

  12. Carmen 10 December 2014 / 20:23

    That red lip!!!!!!!!!! Stunning

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 14:08

      Thank you so much, Carmen. :) x

  13. Nicola 11 December 2014 / 11:46

    I literally went and bought the Magic Wand after reading your review this morning!! I can’t wait to test it out ASAP, because I too have fine hair, which also happens to have thinned a lot in the last few years after I had a thyroid tumor removed. My hair has never quite been the same, and I’ve had to skip styling tools for the last few years, as they break my hair, so fingers crossed! And thank you for the amazing review!

    • Luzanne 11 December 2014 / 13:59

      YAAAAY! I hope you love this hair tool as much as I do (although I’m sure you will!). :)

      I’m so sorry to hear about the thyroid tumor, I hope you’re okay now? Start out with using the lowest heat setting, just to see how your hair reacts and perhaps you’ll only have to use the low setting & still get long-lasting curls. I use the medium setting for waves and the high setting for curls. :)

  14. Lulu 12 December 2014 / 12:50

    Love the nails and lips!

  15. Abby 16 December 2014 / 12:19

    I have been on the search for an easy to use wand so am definitely considering this. Sadly, I too have the “frizzy hair gene”.

    • Luzanne 13 January 2015 / 15:46

      Ugh, that ‘frizzy hair gene’ is the WORST!!

  16. Alison 28 December 2014 / 20:56

    Love this site but now I’m really confused…. Which is better the Glam Palm or the Babyliss that you reviewed in September? I have fine hair, please help.

    • Luzanne 8 January 2015 / 10:49

      Go for the Glampalm – I find even though the Babyliss Curl Secret basically does the work for you, the Glampalm is easier to work with if you’re a beginner. Both give long-lasting curls but I feel the Glampalm Magic Wand doesn’t dry my hair out as much. :)

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