Using a Hair Straightener to Create Stunning Curls

Serena Norr | 21 May 2016

Create the curls of your dreams with a hair straightener.

You see those curls from across the way. Those gorgeous bouncy locks are staring at you and you wonder just how that girl created them and how she even had the time to master this look. Well, we’ll let you in on a little secret: She probably used a hair straightener to create that look. Yes, those tools that are known to create stick, straight hair can also make soft and bouncy curls. But it also serves multiple purposes, where when done correctly, flat irons can create sexy and vibrant curls that work to upgrade in your look in a really easy way. Since creating irresistible curls is no easy feat, we are here to give you the inside scoop on how to create the perfect twist, twirl and bounce using your beloved hair straightener. Read on to learn more about how create movement, ringlets and wavy hair with a hair straightener.

Using a Hair Straightener to Create Curls

hair straightener to create curls
Tighten up the ends of your curling wand to achieve bounce with a flat iron.

1. Brush your hair.

To start on the path to curly hair, you’ll need smooth and tangle-free hair. Spray your clean and dried hair with a heat protectant like the TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray. This will help to protect your strands from any damaging effects from the flat iron.

2. Section your hair.

Use a brush or a comb and part your hair down the middle. Work on one side at time as you create six smaller sections (about one-inch each). This will allow you to work in a system as you create curls that are approximately the same size.

3. Slide the iron.

Pick up one of the sections of your hair and slide the hair straightener close to the root. Turn the hair towards the back of the iron as you twist your hair around the closed tongs and going towards the bottom of your hair. Repeat this process throughout your strands to achieve the desired curls. However, with flat irons, the majority of the curls are created towards the end where you will create loose waves (as opposed to full-on ringlets).

4. Create some volume.

If you want more volume at the root, you will need to tease a small section of your hair as you lift some strands. This natural root lifter will provide some volume to your hair and enhances the fullness of your curls. You can also use some mousse like TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse to help you to create curls and bounce that will last all day long.

5. Set it.

Lock in your stunning waves by spraying your hair with some hairspray like the Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray. This formula will leave your hair soft without leaving it feeling stiff or sticky.

Easy and super quick, we hope this tutorial can help you to create the curls of your dreams.

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