How to curl your hair with a straightener

This may be something that you have been doing for years but for a lot of you curling your hair with a straightener is brand new. This is something that is super useful if your curlers die or you are going away and have to pack light. Straightening your hair with curlers wouldn’t work so it feels weird to think that straighteners should be able to curl your hair but they work a treat. Keep reading this step-by-step guide to get awesome curls and don’t forget to tag Cliphair with your look.




Step #1: prepare for perfection
I find this works the best and lasts the longest on freshly washed hair so when I am curling my hair and extensions with a straightener I always wash my hair the same day. Because you are going to use a heated tool make sure you use a little extra conditioner on your ends.



Step #2: Apply some product
Pop your hair extensions in if they aren’t already and spritz some heat protecting spray through your ends and if your hair tends to knot easily some detangling spray as well. Make sure your hair is thoroughly brushed so it looks curly rather than a bird’s nest. I hate my roots looking flat, especially if I a curling my locks so I would recommend scrunching a little mousse into your roots for extra volume.



Step #3: blowdrying
With the weather being as warm as it is I have set my hairdryer to cool, it has still done a great job and has helped tame the frizz. Another great way to avoid frizz is to angle your hairdryer so the air is blowing from root to tip and brush as you dry.



Step #4: styling
Once your hair is completely dry divide your hair in half and tie the top half out of the way for now. Divide a one-inch section from your bottom half. Take your straighteners and put them a couple centimetres from your roots. Close the straightener tongs and roll them 360 degrees away from your head. Hold the tale of your hair section out and move the rolled straighteners towards the ends. When you get to the en twirl the strand around your finger to help shape it. Spritz that curl with a little hair stray then move onto the next one-inch section. Repeat this process on all of the lower half of your hair, just be careful you don’t burn your ears. Smaller sections around your ears might help with that. You can take down a row from the hair that tied up earlier and repeat the curling process with each row and either side of your hair part.


Step #5: shake
To finish this look just quickly run your fingers through your curls so they look a bit more natural. Flip your hair forward and add the last bit of hairspray so that the style holds with all the body.

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