I used the remington curling wand to achieve this. It works both on short and long hair. It heats up very fast and comes with a glove to protect your hand from burning. The size is slim ,I think 1 inch or 1 and a half. I have not used this curling wand on my hair yet. I used this on my sister and mom hair. You can create bantu knot( china bumps) like curls with this ,or spiral curls with this.