How To Curl Hair With Straightener: Do It Yourself

by Saloni Shah on August 27, 2013 · 76 comments

How To Curl Hair With Straightener: Do It Yourself

Hello sweeties,

Guys, I am so happy at the moment because this is my 100th post that I am writing.  IMBB is a place that has conquered a very large place in my heart and I have become so attached to this blog that I cannot survive a day without reading reviews or talking to you guys. My love for IMBB is increasing with each day.  I love the people out here and you are the sweetest ladies I have spoken too. I haven’t met any of you guys, but it feels like everyone are the best-est of friends. IMBB gave me a chance to grow and I am grateful for giving me that opportunity. Thank you IMBB for all the love, affection and support that you have shown. Rati di, Neha di, Jomol di and Sanjeevji a big hug and a very big thank you to you guys for putting up all my reviews and the concern that you guys have shown can never be returned by me, love you all!!

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.
  • Clips.
  • Tic-tac pins or any accessory that you would like to put onto your hair.
  • A comb.

Step 1:

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.

step 1

Step 2:

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.

step 2

Step 3:

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.

step 3

Step 4:

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.

step 4

Step 5:

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.

step 5

Step 6:

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.

step 6

Step 7:

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.

step 7

Step 8:

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.

step 8

Step 9:

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!!

step 9

Step 10:

Now, the curls will loosen up, so finish up with a hold spray so that the curls stay on for long.

final look

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!

hairstyle 1

hairstyle 2

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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NehaS August 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

Awesome as usual
And congratulations for your 100 posts 😀 😀 😀
way to go *haan ji* *haan ji*


NehaS August 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

What is the exact name of your straightener? Remington ka kaunsa wala?


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Remington professional slim hair straightener is the name Neha and it had been reviewed here *happy dance* *happy dance* and *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much *pompom* *happy dance* *happydance*


amisha August 27, 2013 at 9:55 am

Totally loved this post Saloni!! *happy dance* *happy dance* Gonna try this supersoon..
Congrats for achieving the 100 posts milestone.. *clap* *clap*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much Amisha *pigtail* *pigtail* *pompom* you will ave fun doing this and finally when you get the lovely twist you are going to enjoy that moment *happy dance* *happy dance*


neha August 27, 2013 at 9:56 am

*happy dance* congos on century *clap* *clap* *puchhi*


neha August 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

saloni which hair color is this?


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much Neha di… *puchhi* *puchhi* *woot* its light golden brown from Revlon *haan ji* and also loreal light brown is a good alternative but however the revlon shows out more colour *happy dance* revlon looks very natural *haan ji*


Melissa... August 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

Hey Saloni Congrats on ur 100th post…way to go.. *hifive* …this is indeed a beautiful post..everyone desires curls once in a way…they add beauty as well as volume to the hair..i just loved ur hair color..and this post is so helpful to many of us….thanks baby *puchhi*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Awwwww your most welcome sweetheart *puchhi* *puchhi* and *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* for praising soo much…when i personally learned this trick i also found it to be every helpful and glad it will help you too … its fun having soft curls for a while *happydance* *happydance*


Mini August 27, 2013 at 10:11 am

nice post saloni..i loved 2nd style the most *pompom* congrats…I have never posted a review here but i am following the blog for the past 3 yrs


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much MIni *happydance* *happydance* yeah me too loved that the most as that created the maximum volume of all *pigtail* i know mini the blog is too addictive na *puchhi* *drool*


sowmya August 27, 2013 at 10:24 am

I cant thank you enough for this *thankyou* *thankyou* …. I so bloody wanted this *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*
Love your hair *drool*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Awwww i am sooo glad Sowmya that i could help you out in this case *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou* very much for the compliment *hifive*


Rati August 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

This sounndsss sooo amazing saloni. I am sure going to give it a try. Your hair look sooo nice *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Awwww i am soooo happieeee Rati di that you liked it *happy dance* *happy dance* *puchhi* do try it looks very cute and bubbly and something different from the routine *pigtail* *pigtail* ahhhh stopped all the heating stuff so hair is improving *hifive* *happydance*


jomol August 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

Congratulations on completing 100 posts here Saloni and this is such a useful DIY….. *woot*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* loads Jomol di … *woot* *hifive* *hifive* its all because of the support from you guys *puchhi* *puchhi*


Rama August 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

Firstly..congrats for the century.. 😀 😀 😀 😀
and sweetie.this tute is wat i was looking for..I use flat iron,but I always wantd to try curling my hair with the iron..Now I get an idea..and thnx for sharing.. *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Your welcome Rama *puchhi* *hifive* *hifive* i know an idea is always needed *happy dance* practise a little and i am sure you will get beautiful curls like you wanted *pompom* *pompom* and *thankyou* *thankyou* very much *pompom*


apeksha August 27, 2013 at 10:36 am

congrats saloni 🙂 🙂 ….and awesome post *jai ho* …each n every point explained very well *haan ji* …n i loved your hair color *drool*…


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much Apeksha *pompom* *pompom* i am happy that you understood what i was trying to show *happy dance* i also love the hair colour… infact once i coloured my hair back to natural black and i was crying as to what did i do…. so again coloured golden brown lol *hihi* *hihi*


kiransingh August 27, 2013 at 10:36 am

*woot* superb DIY *oye balle* love it *pompom*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very very much Kiran *happy dance* *happydance* *happydance*


Vrinda August 27, 2013 at 10:41 am

Saloniiiiiiiiii You are the most talented girl ever! I never get tired of saying this! Congrats on your 100th post. You are simply superb. I love reading all your posts!

I will too try curling my hair, but i have one length hair ..will see if I can pull it off like you.


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Awwwww Vrinda every time you comment you make me blush *powder* *powder* *woot* i don’t have enough thank u’s for you seriously in front of your kind words *puchhi* *hifive* *hifive* its fine with one length hair too… it will look almost the same *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* and yet *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much *puchhi*


Sahiba August 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

your hair look gorgeous Saloni… *pigtail*
n congos on your 100th post… *pompom* *pompom*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very very much dear *pompom* *pompom* *puchhi* *puchhi*


Ritika August 27, 2013 at 10:56 am

Congrats on your 100th post Saloni *puchhi* and amazing article… *pompom* *pompom* will definitely try this.. *happy dance*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very very much Ritika *hifive* *happy dance* you have gorgeous hair and i am sure it will look amazing on you *happydance* do try for sure *happydance* *pigtail*


Anuja August 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

Congrats Saloni on the century. *pompom* *pompom* Love the way your curls turned out. Superb *jai ho*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* loads Anuja *pompom* *pompom* *happy dance*


Anuradha August 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

Congrats Saloni…for scoring a 100 on IMBB!

and this is what I was looking for….will try this soon.


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I am sooo happie getting a 100 Anuradha *happy dance* *happy dance* i am happy i could help *happydance* *happydance* *thankyou* *thankyou* soo much *puchhi*


Triya August 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

Congrats Saloni!!
And this is a great tutorial!! Love the last one with an updo!! Great post! *clap* *clap* *jai ho*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* Triya *pompom* *pompom* me too loved that hairstyle… it looks sooo romantic and soft *pompom* *pompom* *happy dance*


Shania August 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

Great Post Saloni! and Congrats on 100th post! *clap*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* loads Shania *pompom* *pompom*


anjali August 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

*hifive* *hifive* congrats on d century Saloni!! *pompom* *pompom* lovely DIY! *pigtail* i hope i can try it!


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Yes Anjali definitely you will be able too… *happy dance* its easy actually *pompom* *pompom* and *thankyou* *thankyou* very much *hifive* *hifive*


Aditi August 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

I know this trick, but it took me a lot of time to master it!

Had i seen your post first, i would’ve learnt in a jiffy!

Beautiful hair, absolutely love the color! Such a cute messy bun u made!


Aditi August 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Have you colored your hair or is it natural?


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Hahahaha the curls did the work in the bun… they themselves are sooo cute than it created a cute bun *happy dance* *happy dance* and it is sooo sweet of you to say this *puchhi* *puchhi* i have coloured my hair… natural colour is dark brown but i always wanted a light shade so picked this one *pigtail* *pigtail* *happy dance* *happy dance*


amrita August 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

heyy..beautifull hair…
but i think the trick is quite difficult.
*jai ho*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much Amrita *pompom* its not that easy to grasp for the first time you learn… but there are many videos that will help you learn it better *happy dance* but once you learn it ;then it would just be a matter of 10 minutes to curl all the hair *happydance*


shruti August 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

congrats on your 100th post….. 🙂
and i just loved you post and you have gorgeous hair….


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much Shruti *happy dance* *happy dance* glad that you loved the post and hair also *pigtail* *happy dance*


nidhi August 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Hi Saloni… Congrats on ur 100th post *happy dance* *puchhi*
This looks soo cool.. and u have lovely hair…
I love curls but have straight hair.. will surely try *thankyou*


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* loads Nidhi *puchhi* *pompom* *pompom* do try it once and see how you like it *happy dance* you feel a little unique from usual when you do curls if you have straight hair *happy dance* *happy dance*


coralcrue August 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Saloni please do more hair tutorials, i love the way you have done the bump hair style. can you do a detailed tutorial on it because I don’t know how to pin my hair to get that kinda bump. no need of showing the curls as you have already shown it here. I have same iron, barely use it though. maybe i should think of selling it. but it’s a great one. just don’t use heat on my hair these days,, so lazy.


saloni..!! August 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Ohhh really *woot* *woot* please dont sell it… just keep it you might need it someday lol *hifive* those are just random hairstyle but yes i will surely do a post on it *haan ji* *haan ji* *hifive* even i don’t get the perfect bump at time but glad i got it for the piccs *happy dance* *happy dance* and *thankyou* *thankyou*


sonia sharma August 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations Saloni for Century *clap* *clap* *clap*

and very nyc post..keep posting more *puchhi*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

Yes i will Sonia for sure and *thankyou* *thankyou* loads *hifive* *happydance* *happydance*


Soumya Rajagopal August 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

*clap* *clap* for your 100th post 🙂
and such an awesome DIY, all your 100 articles were so useful in deciding what to do and what not to.. thankssss so much and keep them coming *happydance* *happydance*
and your looks and hairs are so lovely 🙂 wish I get some talent from you, I find it tough to straighten it myself without anyone’s help, hope I get to learn many things from you
*puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:31 am

Its sooo sweet of you to say this *puchhi* *puchhi* it means a lot to me and i am actually feeling proud *happy dance* *happy dance* *jai ho* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much *happy dance* just part your hair into 4 parts and take thin strands individually to straighten them… this makes it easier and the the straightening will last for a much longer time i promise *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *pigtail*


Shrutika August 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Wow You r Sachin Of Imbb Lol *puchhi* *jai ho* *jai ho* *woot* *woot* *clap* !! 100 Posts . Your Curls Make Me Sweat !! Hairstlyles *drool* *clap* *jai ho*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:32 am

Hahahahaha no don’t compare me with sachin lol *happydance* he is up there and i am nowhere around him actually *hihi* *hihi* i am glad you liked them Shrutika *happy dance* *happy dance* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*


Shrutika August 28, 2013 at 2:04 pm

No You are *powder* *drool* Of Imbb .


parmita August 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

wow 100th *pompom* way to go saloni !!!


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:33 am

Thank you sooo much Parmita for the motivation *thankyou* *thankyou* *pompom* *pompom* *happydance* *happydance*


Ravia August 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Congrtz fr the century 😉
vry useful post, such a cute messy bun..lovely hair, lovely u 🙂
N i wana know Saloni,.is there any way to fix straightnd hair? I usualy prefr straighting fr front hair..n aftr an hour or so they gt bck to original wavy hair 🙁


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much Ravia *happydance* *happydance* i am happy you praising me soo much lol *hifive* *hifive* you know what you can get a good spray that will give your straightened hair a good hold and it will last much longer and if you prefer that hairstyle everytime you go out… get your front hair relaxed or rebonded *happy dance* that’s just a tip but the best way and convenient as well so that you don’t have to do that everyday *happy dance* *happy dance*


Neha August 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

congo for 100th post *clap* *clap* … u look awsome as always and cool tips to curl.. i will be purchasing philips styler soon *happy dance*

btw how is revlon color’s staying power.. i always use loreal excellence and casting creme but never tried revlon !!!


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

Revlon is great *happydance* it does not go actually even if you wash your hair a lot… as the roots start growing your natural hair come out thats it *happydance* it stays for a very long time *pigtail* and *thankyou* *thankyou* soo much *happydance* happy shopping *happy dance*


Alekhya August 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Awesome post… *happy dance* *clap* I wanted to ask u to post this as you mentioned that you use your straightener for your curls. *haan ji*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:43 am

Lol ur message reached me and i did it *hihi* *hifive* *thankyou* *thankyou* very much *puchhi* sure it will help you *happydance*


nisita August 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm

100th post *woot *happy dance* * u look cute with curls di *announce* *pigtail* ur helping us with ur hair tutorials we wld like to c more *secret*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* Nisita *puchhi* *hifive* *hifive* i am glad that i am able to help you guys *hifive* *hifive* *happydance* yes i will surely come up with more *happy dance* *happy dance*


Neetu August 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Aree waaah century… *oye balle* *pompom* party kithe h soniyo.. *whistle*
Am inspired to use ur easy peasy tips for hair curling for the first time.. *shy* I hope it will work well on me.. *scared*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:40 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* soo much neetu *happydance* *happydance* *puchhi* party is in India and when you come please get me all the brands not available here *hihi* *hihi* lol just kidding huh rofl just try it and be confident and concentrate and i am sure you will get them *pigtail* *pigtail*


Misha August 28, 2013 at 1:25 am

congrats Saloni *pompom* *pompom* fab post! *clap*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much Misha *happydance* *happydance* do try once and you will enjoy *happy dance*


soundarya August 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm

congrats saloni *puchhi* *puchhi*
u r such a talented and sweet barbie doll 🙂 and im loving these post of yours..bags and now curls *happydance*
very detailed and useful *announce* *clap* *clap*


saloni..!! August 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Awwwww *thankyou* *thankyou* very very much Soumya *puchhi* *puchhi* blushy blushy when i read the word doll *haan ji* *happy dance* i am glad you liked it and found it to be useful *happy dance* *happy dance*


KK August 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

You sure clocked 100 with a Bang … or should I say curl!! rofl rofl rofl rofl Way to go Gurrl! An awesome post…loved it!


saloni..!! September 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

Hahahhahahah KK your thinking is just awesome… sooo creative *jai ho* *jai ho* lol i love bangs more *hihi* *hihi* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much *puchhi* *puchhi* glad you liked it *pompom* *pompom*


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