How to Curl Your Hair With A Curling Iron

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How to Curl Your Hair With A Curling Iron

These first four hair curling techniques are designed to teach you how to create different types of curls using your curling iron. We will show you how to create loose curls by wrapping the hair around the barrel of the iron and then changing directions. Tight curls by wrapping the hair around the barrel in a flat motion or twisting the hair before wrapping it around the barrel. Then we will teach you an elegant wave by combining two of these four techniques. Here we go...


Flat Wrap Hair With a Curling Iron

Our hair curling tool of choice for this technique is a 1” inch curling iron. Remember to use a heat protectant spray before using your curling iron!

This flat wrapped technique creates a wide curl with lots of volumes. The final result will resemble a  however the tightness of the curl depends on the width and thickness of your sections.

For this technique, we recommend using wider sections – about 1-½” - 2”. The secret to this curl is keeping the hair wrapped flat against the curling iron barrel without twisting. To keep the hair flat against the curling iron you’ll need to adjust your hands each time you go around the iron, otherwise, the hair will naturally want to twist around the barrel. If you have fine hair and desire more volume, this curl type is for you! Scroll down to see how it’s done.

  • Take a vertical section and mist with a thermal heat spray to protect your hair from the heat then use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute the product. Choose the direction you want the hair to curl, either toward your face or away from your face.
  • Focus on keeping the section flat while wrapping it around your curling iron. Remember, don’t twist the hair around the iron.
  • Continue to wrap the hair around the iron until you get to the ends. To create more natural-looking curls, don’t curl the last 2” or so.

HOT TIP: Taking smaller sections will create a tighter curl pattern and larger sections will create a looser curl pattern. Experiment with the size of your sections until you find the perfect curl size for you!

Well, we recommend 2 curling wooden hair brushes for you.

Wide Tooth Hair Comb