Would you like to learn how to Curl Your Hair with a Straightening Iron, Flat Iron or GHD?

Are you looking for Hair Tips that will teach you how to create tight Barrel Curls for more formal affairs? Or would you like to learn how to use a Straightening Iron to create a more relaxed, sassy, tussled curl?

All of the answers are in this latest Create Curls with a Straightening Iron Tutorial!

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Remember, if you are going to a formal affair or you want to mix it up a little, once you create your curls, visit our upstyle tutorial and we will teach you how to create an elegant, curled, side updo.

And after you watch our Video, if you want Step by Step written instructions, refer below:

We recently taught you how to achieve salon-quality curls using a straightening iron in our Curl Hair with a Straightening Iron Video Tutorial.

This Instruction Sheet outlines the lessons in the tutorial, including how to create barrel curls, tight curls and tussled curls.

Before starting this, you should have smoothed out hair. To achieve smoothed out hair, check out our Blowdry Hair Smooth Video Tutorial or Instruction Sheet.

Let’s Get Started

1. The first section you will curl is the bottom ear-to-ear portion of your hair.

  • This section reaches from the bottom of the left ear to the bottom of the right ear.
  • Take a 1 inch section, smooth with comb, and apply a leave-in hair protector.

  • Place straightening iron vertically at the roots with the other hand holding the ends of your hair.
  • Turn the straightening iron approximately 180 degrees in either direction.
  • Slowly pull the straightening iron towards the end of your hair applying gentle pressure throughout.

 

2. Curl the section from the top of the ear to ear.

  • Use section clips to keep the rest of the hair out of the way.

  • Take a section approximately 1” wide, smooth with your hand or comb, and apply a leave-in hair protector.

  • Place the straightening iron vertically at the roots, and with the other hand, hold the ends of your hair.

  • Turn the straightening iron 180 degrees in either direction.
  • Slowly pull the straightening iron towards the end of your hair applying gentle pressure throughout.

  • Catch your hair, and rotate it around your fingers to enhance the curl.

3. Complete the rest of the head using the same techniques.

Tip: The slower you move the styler, the firmer the curl you will achieve.

  • Continue taking sections 1-1 ½“ wide depending on how much curl you want in your hair. The smaller the sections, the more curl your hair will have.

Note: Any steam that you see is evaporation of your hair product.

  • Remember to turn your straightening iron away from your face when working on the front sections of your hair.

  • Continue working section by section applying the same curling techniques until each layer is curled.

  • As you work closer to the part line, don’t worry if you don’t get too close to the roots. Leaving your hair straight at the roots will help maintain length allowing your hair a more natural look.

4. Decide which type of curl you would like

  • In order to achieve a more tussled look, apply some serum through your hands and work your fingers through the curls. This will add shine and create a more natural, sassy look.

  • In order to create more volume, back comb your hair using your fingers.