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I will move on to today’s post which is just a small tutorial to show you guys how to do curls with a flat iron. I curl my hair like once in 2 months, so actually I do not need a separate curler. I think everyone has a straightener, so why not use it to curl hair too. The look created is similar to the look created by a curling wand but a little softer, so let’s move ahead.
Things you will need:
- Flat iron.
- Tic-tac pins or any accessory that you would like to put onto your hair.
- A comb.
Straighten your hair with your flat iron like you normally do and then spray heat protectant. Spray all over your hair because curling hair with heat causes more damage if your hair is already damaged. So, heat protection is mandatory.
Now, part your hair like I have done in the picture. I have layers, so I will first curl the longer hair and the hair at the top is comparatively shorter in size, so partition your hair and clip it up so that it doesn’t come out and disturb you when you are curling the bottom layers.
Partition your hair from the back and start from one. Take 1 inch of hair and put the rest of the hair on the other side. Comb that 1 inch to make it tangle free and place the flat iron at the middle of the hair as shown in the picture.
Now, take the inch of your hair and take them from down at the back and turn them and remove them from up at the front. The pictures will make you understand better.
Now that you have got your hair from back to the front, hold the inch and turn your straightener inwards and then you will get the tip out from between the straightener.
Now in the position where the tip of your hair comes from between the flat iron, pull the flat iron downwards slowly. Don’t be too fast in pulling the flat iron downwards, at least take 10 seconds to come downwards slowly or else you will not get the desired curls.
Now, you will get a cute bouncy curl and then flip it back so that it does not interrupt when you curl the other strands.
Now, keep doing this process by taking each partition and be sure that you take 1 inch for every strand for them to look perfect.
Now when you are done with one side, move on to the other side and repeat the process and then put all the curled hair behind and unclip the hair that you had clipped up and then start doing the same to them and straighten out your bangs if you have to create a finished look and you are done!!
Now, the curls will loosen up, so finish up with a hold spray so that the curls stay on for long.
I have done four simple hairstyles just to show you guys: The first one with a small clip which will create a bump, second one with a butterfly clip in the middle at the back of the hair to create a voluminous look. The third one with the butterfly on one side which creates a girly look and the fourth one in which you tie a bun with those curly hair and you get a sweet romantic updo!
Things to keep in mind:
1. Keep the flat iron at the lowest temperature when you are practicing and if you are scared of the heat or unnecessary damage, then practice with the flat iron turned off.
2. Do not do it for the first time when you are going out, practice a few times and then do it finally when you are going out because it needs practice.
3. You can turn the flat iron outwards instead of inwards and that will give you outward curls.
4. Wear hand mittens if possible because you might feel the heat when you hold it and pull it downwards.
5. Do not comb your hair after you are done with the curls and if you do, your dolly curls will turn into beach waves.
Hope you guys liked this way of using a flat iron to create curls, it is a little difficult to gasp from the pics, but observe the pictures carefully and try it for yourself and you will surely achieve cute curls!
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