How to curl hair at home

Mitch | 22 February 2018
how to curl hair with curling iron
8 minutes Style Easy

You and your curling iron are going to be BFFs!

Curls are always going to be in trend. No matter how you decide to wear them—down, up, half up and half down—they would always instantly add glam to your look. Now, there are different ways you can curl your hair (you really have no excuse not to try this hairstyle—you can even do it with just socks!), but one of the most popular methods is with a curling iron.

In case you’ve never held this tool before and in need of a quick curling 101, we’ve got you covered! Just play the video above and learn how to properly and effectively create beautiful classic curls!

Curling 101: How to use the curling iron

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Prep your hair

Make sure your hair is smooth and frizz-free by washing it with the right products. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner is a system that controls frizz and fly-aways. This would make curling your hair a lot easier because frizzy strands don’t get in the way.

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Protect it from heat

Before you let the curling iron touch your strands, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray all over your hair. This would shield it from the damaging effects of heat styling, and at the same time it would help seal in shine in your tresses.

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Divide & conquer

Divide your hair into two sections, using hair clips to keep one section out of the way while you work on the other.

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Start curling

Take a section of hair, wrap it around the wand, and hold for 10 seconds before releasing.

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Keep curling your hair section by section until all of your hair is nicely curled.

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Loosen the curls

When you’re done curling, gently rake your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls and give it a more laidback, effortless vibe.

3 Easy stylish ways to wear your curls

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Curly ponytail.

Curly ponytail

If you have medium to long hair, start your (loose) curls at the nape of your neck so that the top is sleek and straight, while the tail is curly. You can part your hair on the side or in the middle or you can brush it all back.

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Curly half-up hairsyle. Credit: Raquel Brust

Curly half-up half-down hairstyle

Pair your curls with a pretty half-up half-down style for an ultra feminine look.

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Curly updo. Credit:

Curly updo

Curl your hair before putting it up in an updo for a glammed up effect.

Now that you know how to curl your hair, you can play around with different looks and update your style! For more curly hair inspiration, see the rest of our articles here!