How to Curl Poker Straight Hair in 5 Easy Steps

Want to make some waves with your super straight hair? Make it happen with this easy tutorial on how to curl poker straight hair.

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It can be quite a bore at times to have super straight hair and at the same time, it can also be too daunting to even consider getting a perm. So what’s a girl to do? We’re breaking it down on how you can curl poker straight hair in a few easy and very doable steps. It doesn’t really require a lot of skill, but it does require some effort plus using the right products to get the curls you want and make it last longer throughout the day.

Easy Steps on How to Curl Poker Straight Hair


Wash your hair

Curling entails using heated styling products, which can damage your hair. The best way to go about it is to strengthen your hair using Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and pair it with Dove Intense Repair Conditioner. The special formula of this pairing is packed with Keratin-Actives that help repair signs of surface damage. These products also provide nourishment deep inside, leaving your hair stronger and resilient to further damage.


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Spritz some spray

Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray all over your hair to protect it from heat damage. At the same time, this product also seals in the shine and reduces frizz thanks to its keratin ingredient.

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Divide and clip

Then proceed to divide your hair into two horizontal sections and clip the upper part of your hair. This allows you to curl specific portions of your hair with care, and without having to deal with entangled hair.

girl with a white top is dividing her hair into sections to show how to curl poker straight hair

Curl and roll

Start the curling process by taking a section of hair near your ear. Gently wrap this portion around the curling iron, roll your iron horizontally, and hold it for five seconds. After removing the iron, roll your curled hair back to form a round shape and use a clip to secure it to set the curls.

#HairHack: While keeping the curls clipped, we recommend using TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray and spray it on the curls. Using this product helps the curls to come out looking more defined and makes it lasts longer as well.


girl wearing a white top is curling her hair with a curling iron

Repeat until you finish

To complete the look, simply repeat the curling and clipping process on all sections of your hair. Use the sea salt spray all over and leave for a few minutes before removing all the clips and letting your hair down.

Asian woman curling her poker straight hair

All set!

Don’t waste any time, so head out and flaunt that sophisticated look!

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Other Hairstyles for Poker Straight Hair

Having naturally straight hair is also a plus because it’s easy to style. And if you have it, why not take advantage of it? Here are some other hairstyles for poker straight hair.

1. Layered Straight Hair with Side Bangs

Best haircuts for long hair: Woman wearing white tube top with long black hair and side bangs standing against white background
Keep straight hair from looking plain and boring by adding layers. Credit: Shutterstock

What’s not to love about this hairstyle? The layers help add volume to your hair, especially if it is thin. Plus, you don’t have to worry about fly-aways as the layers keep them discreet. You can even wear hair accessories if you want such as headbands and clips.

2. Straight Down ‘Do

Asian woman with long black straight hair wearing a red silk blouse and smiling
Wear your straight hair long and proud! Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can simply wear your straight hair down. As long as it’s smooth and frizz-free, it’s going to look stylish and there will be nothing for you to worry about.

3. Big Waves with Side Bangs

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Use a large barrel curler to create this big, beautiful waves. Credit: Hariono Halim

Well, even if straight hair never gets out of style, there are times when you want to style it more. Why not try creating big waves with a curly side fringe? It adds glam to your look without going overboard.

4. Sleek High Ponytail

Asian woman with a high ponytail hairstyle wearing a mustard-colored dress
A sleek and fierce ponytail screams “ready to party!” Credit: Natasha Estelle

Any girl who wears this classic hairstyle can definitely turn heads anytime. You just have to make sure that your ponytail is frizz-free and polished.

5. Straight Bob

Asian woman with sleek and straight bob hairstyle wearing a blue blazer
Look fresh with a sleek and straight bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Who says straight hair should always be long? Take cues from this sleek, center-part bob. If you want a fresh, new look, go ahead and try this ‘do!

Now that you know how to curl poker straight hair, you won’t have to go the extra mile and get a perm just to get some curls. Just make sure that every time you use a curling iron, you’ll have to double down on providing nourishment for your hair to keep it strong and well-nourished. But if you want to simply embrace your naturally straight hair, feel free to do so by wearing any of these straight hairstyles.


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