Hair Tip Tuesday on a Thursday: Flat Iron Curls

Good afternoon, sorry it's taken so long for me to get this posted, it's been a trying week and I'm thankful that it's coming to an end. So Flat Iron curls are fun there are so many different things you can do with a flat iron besides just straighten your hair. Stuff you'll need:
  • 1 1/2" flat iron or smaller, perfect for curls or straightening, gets closer to the scalp and is easier to control
  • clips: any will do, just get the hair out of your way
  • a good comb
  • thermal spray
I'm going to show you how to do 2 different curls with the flat iron, you can vary the size and tightness of the curl depending on how far you crank your wrist; once you've mastered this technique there will be no need for a curling iron ever again.

Section your hair off into 3-4 sections, turn your flat iron on to at least 360 degrees or above a level 7 depending on what flat iron you have.
Spray first section with thermal spray

take a smaller section of the first section and place flat iron on hair close to the scalp.

next twist flat iron so the tail of your hair is facing your head or the mirror
Keeping the flat iron twisted, slowly pull the flat iron through your hair applying little pressure, let the heat do the work you don't have to clamp down on it.

Look at that pretty curl, continue through out this section and the next until you get to the top of your head

For the top we're going to do a horizontal curl for volume rather than curl, it'll still curl your ends but it'll make it easier to style in the end.

Starting at the crown, take your flat iron and place it on a small section of your hair going horizontal
twist flat iron back to create a curl, no need to crank it too far since this curl is for more volume than anything
Continue forward until you get to your bangs.
With bangs you're going to do the same type of curl except turn your flat iron in the direction you want your bangs to go, if you went them to fall towards the back take them back, to the side curl them to the side etc.
As you can see my curls aren't perfect, they're all going different ways, are different sizes and that works perfect.
Let your hair cool so your curls will stay in longer, now take your fingers and comb through your hair with them, place your hair in the direction you want it to go and if desired take a few bobby pins and pin the back up, super easy to do, especially if your hair is at an awkward length like mine

There you go, you're all set with a nice loose curly up do.  Thanks for being patient on this, if you have any questions let me know.

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