How To Curl With Flat Iron
I’ve been using flat iron curls a lot with my short hair cut. I made a video here on how I’ve been styling this haircut since I’ve had it. Its been a lot of fun a very versatile compared to my super long hair. Its refreshing and new.
However these waves look good with short and long hairstyles. I find the technique fairly easy after doing it a few times.
- Always start with heat protection every time you’re using a hot tool on your hair. I prefer heat protectants that are aerosol, but any kind does the job. Here I am using OUAI.
- Section the hair starting at the bottom. Divide them into sub sections to work through the iron. The smaller the subsection, the tighter the curl. I’m using a Babyliss Pro iron here that is my absolute favorite!
- Clamp, twirl, drag.
- Clamp at the top of the section closest to your head.
- Twirl so the hair is fed between the iron plates and around he outside.
- Drag downward. This wraps every part of the hair around the iron but helps the ends come out a bit straighter for a beachier look.
- Twirl your sections backward and forward for dimension and a natural looking wave.
- Work up the head in the same sections and subsections
- Curl bang pieces in front AWAY from your face. Toward the face looks awkward.
- Finally, spray with texture spray or hairspray (I’m using an Alterna product here) and dishevel with your fingers or a wide tooth comb.