How to Get Perfect Curls with a Flat Iron Hair Straightener

If you only have a flat iron, you can curl your hair in any style you want without using any additional curling tools. The key to getting perfect curls with a flat iron hair straightener is to use the right technique. Many people find curling with a flat iron intimidating and hard. But with the right steps, you can achieve beautiful curls that are bound to turn heads. In this post, we share how.


Step 1: Start with clean and dry hair

Before you begin, make sure your hair is clean and dry. If you have oily hair, use a dry shampoo to remove any excess oil. Before blow-drying your hair, apply heat protectant spray to protect your hair from heat damage. Section your hair into two parts, making sure each section is smooth and tangle-free.


Step 2: Prep your flat iron

Ensure your flat iron is clean and free of any residue. Place a heat-resistant cloth or mat on a flat surface and turn your flat iron on to your desired temperature. The temperature you select will depend on your hair type. For fine hair, use a lower temperature, while high-temperature settings work better for thick and coarse hair. Make sure to use the lowest possible temperature to avoid heat damage.


Step 3: Styling

Start curling your hair from the bottom section. Take a small section of hair and place it in between the flat iron plates and twist the hair away from your face, followed by the flat iron. Hold for a few seconds, depending on the thickness of your hair, remove and continue working your way up. Remember, the thicker the hair, the longer you need to hold it in position. Continue until your entire head is curled.


Step 4: Set the curls

Once you have curled your entire head, let it cool. This will help set the curls. To avoid the curls from being weighed down, use a lightweight hair spray to hold the curls in place.


Step 5: Comb the curls

Using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers, comb the curls to give them a natural, smooth finish. You can also use a small amount of light serum or oil, such as Moroccan oil, to add shine and reduce frizz.


It's no secret that curling your hair with a flat iron hair straightener requires some skill. But if you're not confident in your skill, just keep practicing, and you will perfect the technique in no time. Remember to take breaks between curls to avoid overheating, and start with a lower temperature before gradually increasing heat to protect your hair. 


With these steps, you should be able to get those perfect curls any time you want. Give it a try, and you'll fall in love with your new, gorgeous curls.