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How to Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron

Getting ready for a fun Friday night and not quite sure what to do with your hair?

How to Curl Your Hair With a Flat IronLearning how to curl your hair with a flat iron is a quick way to achieve sexy, natural-looking curls that will turn heads. Sometimes using a curling iron can cause the curls to appear too tight and fake. Knowing how to curl your hair with a flat iron will help you get the curls you desire.

The stick-straight hair trend faded away with the 2000s, and now everyone is craving voluminous waves. Fortunately, you don’t need to get rid of your old flat iron, since a full-bodied look can easily be achieved when you curl your hair with a flat iron.

In order to curl your hair with a flat iron, the first thing that you will need to do is make sure that you have the right type of flat iron. It should be about one inch wide in order to achieve nice, even curls. The flat iron used for curling should also be slightly rounded, and the outside should have the ability to get pretty hot and not be protected by a thick plastic.

Divide your hair into two sections on either side of your head. If you have thick hair, it is a good idea to also separate the underneath layers from your top layers by pinning it back. Most people prefer to start doing their curls beginning from the back of their head moving forward, and from the bottom layers up.

Once your flat iron has heated to no higher than 420 degrees Fahrenheit (any hotter and you risk burning your hair!), you can finally begin curling your hair. Separate a once-inch section and clamp the iron onto the hair, about three quarters up from the bottom. Once you’ve clamped the hair, turn the flat iron over and wrap the hair around once so that the excess piece of hair is pointing down. Then, simply pull the flat iron down the length of your hair slowly, as if you were straightening it. Once you release the flat iron, you should have a nice, bouncy curl. You may need to twist the piece of hair with your finger so that it settles in the correct shape.

Comb through the curls with your fingers until they are positioned to your liking. If the curls are too tight, comb through with a wide toothed comb to make them appear more natural. Spritz a little bit of hairspray so that the curls will hold.

If you don’t get your curls looking quite the way you want the first time, just keep practicing! If only a portion of the piece of hair curls, then go over that piece again with the flat iron, moving more slowly over the less curly part. The slower that you move the flat iron on the hair, the tighter the curl will be. If there are ugly flat iron kinks in your hair, loosen your grip on the iron.

We at Scizzors are crazy about hair. If learning how to curl your hair with a flat iron has been difficult for you, feel free to allow us to teach you in person! We’d love to style your hair and then teach you how to maintain the perfect look for you! Contact us today.

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