One of the most popular ways to curl hair is with a flat iron. While it may seem daunting at first, curling your hair with a flat iron is actually quite simple. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way to beautiful, bouncy curls in no time.
How to Curl Hair with Flat Iron
Before we get into the steps of how to curl your hair with a flat iron, let’s quickly go over how a flat iron works. A flat iron is made up of two ceramic plates that heat up when you turn it on. When you run your hair through the flat iron, the heat from the ceramic plates straightens your hair.
Step 1: Prep Your Hair
The first step to curling your hair with a flat iron is to prep your hair. This means making sure your hair is clean and dry before you start curling. If your hair is dirty or oily, the oil will transfer to the ceramic plates and can cause them to break or wear down over time. It’s also important to make sure your hair is completely dry before you start curling. If your hair is even slightly damp, the heat from the flat iron can cause steam to form, which can damage your hair.
To prep your hair, start by washing it with a clarifying shampoo to remove any build-up. Then, use a blow dryer to make sure your hair is completely dry before you start curling.
Step 2: Apply Curl Activating Cream
Once your hair is prepped and ready to go, it’s time to apply a curl activating cream. This will help protect your hair from the heat of the flat iron and will also help hold your curls in place once they’re done. Simply apply a small amount of curl activating cream to your hair, focusing on the ends.
Step 3: Section Your Hair
The next step is to section your hair. This will make it easier to curl your hair and will help ensure that all of your hair gets curled evenly. To section your hair, start by parting it down the middle with a comb. Then, take small sections of hair and clip them back with hair clips. You should end up with two sections of hair, one on each side of your head.
Step 4: Turn on Your Flat Iron
Now it’s time to turn on your flat iron and let it heat up. While you’re waiting for the flat iron to heat up, go ahead and unclip one of the sections of hair.
Step 5: Curl Your Hair
Now it’s time to start curling your hair! To do this, take a small section of hair and place it between the ceramic plates of your flat iron. Then, close the flat iron and hold it in place for a few seconds before releasing. Repeat this process until all of your hair is curled.
And that’s it! You’ve now successfully curled your hair with a flat iron.