Today’s Tip: How To curl your hair with a flat iron straightener
This post is in collaboration with ghd*
Curling your hair with a flat iron straightener is best explained as the same principle as curling a ribbon with a pair of scissors. You don’t wrap the hair around the barrel of the straightener like a curling wand – the outside of the straightener isn’t hot, after all – rather you use the iron like the scissors and pull it through your hair to curl it.
- Start with freshly washed hair. Personally I put no product in, however you may wish to put in a heat protectant or volumising product while hair is still wet.
- Section your hair, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Take a section about 2cm wide and a few mm thick.
- Clamp the iron onto the section of hair closest to your roots and, moving quickly…
- Turn the iron over, with the hair within the clamp, so it’s done a complete 180 and the hair is pointing back downwards again
- Slide the straightener through the hair fairly quickly so as not to cause any dents, but slow enough for the hair to heat up
- Go right to the end of the section, then twirl it around your finger to form a neat curl
- Brush out your hair with your fingers to get a natural look
Do you curl your hair with a flat iron straightener? Do you use a ghd? Any tips?
*I was gifted the ghd flat iron used in this post (rrp $279) however was not paid for this post.