Curling hair with a straightener can create full, bouncy curls that won’t look like ringlets. It takes a little practice, but once you get the technique down, you will look amazing and practically red-carpet ready. You don’t need a curling iron to get perfect curls you’ll love Next time you are looking for a new, fun hairstyle, pull out your flat iron and get these amazing results.
How To Curl Your Hair
These instructions will help you achieve beautifully curled hair with your flat iron without having to pay the salon price. These instructions apply to curly, wavy, and straight hair types. To achieve the best style results, please follow the instructions for your hair type.
1. Dry Hair
Wet hair won’t curl at all, and damp hair won’t curl as well. Even if you have one of those magical wet-to-dry hair straighteners, it’s best if you have dry hair.
2. Use A Thin Flat Iiron
Your straightener should be about 1 to 2 inches in width from plate to handle. A flat, paddle-style iron won’t be able to do curls. It’ll be much harder to hold and wrap if you have this kind of straightener and the hair won’t want to stay in the right place.
3. Apply Heat Protectant
Applying a heat protectant or a thermal spray creates a protective barrier between the hair and the iron so that the hair doesn’t “frizzle” and burn.
4. Part Your Hair Into Sections
If you have really thick hair, you’ll have better luck curling it in sections instead of trying to attack the whole mess at once.
Tie up the hair above your ears and put it in a bun on the top of your head. It needs to be out of the way.
Start at the bottom of your scalp, close to your ears and neck. Leave down as much hair as you can work with for your first “layer” of curls, and pin up the rest.
Once that layer is done, you’ll unclip your hair and let down another layer. Again, clip up what you can’t curl right now.
Keep curling in layers. For the last layer, you may wish to curl front to back.
However, if you’re on a time crunch and your hair is naturally wavy, you should be able to get away with just curling the top layer and the frame around your face.