May 13, 2009

How To Curl Hair With A Flat Iron

While we're on the subject of flat irons....

I think I use ours more than I use any other hair tool we own. I use it to straighten my own hair almost every day and curl the princess's hair with it a lot as well. I don't know why, but the curls stay in so much longer than if I use a curling iron.

This video is showing how to make loose wavy curls with a flat iron.

If you want the curls loose like this, take fairly large chunks of hair and run the iron through it fairly quickly. (Wrap the hair the same way the video shows.)
When I'm making tighter curls, I wrap the hair around the iron a little differently. One of these days I'll hopefully get around to making a video for that too. But, don't hold your breath, it's hard for me to find a good time to do videos (with my hubby here to help me record and my camera working that day:)

Before I use the flat iron on either of our heads, I always spray some thermal protection spray first to help prevent damage. Also, make sure you have the iron set on the lowest temperature possible that will still curl or straighten your hair. Some of these flat irons have temperature settings up to 400+ degrees! You really don't need it that hot unless you're working with extremely coarse hair (think horse manes!)
heat protectantHere's the finished look. Keep in mind, these pictures were taken after walking home from church in the wind (several hours after curling her hair.) Just keeping it real!!
curling hair with a straightner
flat iron curls