(Closed) Coarse Curly Hair-Half up/down style. Flat iron first? (Pic of hair)

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have hair like you do, and I find that if my hair is flat ironed, it absolutely will not hold curl. What I would tell you to do (this is how I do my own hair all the time) is wash it, put a little bit of product in it, spray with heat protectant, and then blow dry it some with a brush.

After that, just use a spiral curling iron (Mine was like $10 at Ulta and amazing, if you’re not sure what it is just google it) and curl your whole head to get get the “pefect curls/ wavy” look that I think you’re describing. You can style it once its already all curled. Having the artifical curls will keep you from having the frizzies around your face. Of course, use hairspray too!

Good luck!

Post # 4
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with SutSip! I have the same type of hair and it will not hold a curl if I flat iron first. Get a good blow out (it will completely smooth it out if they use the right product and technique) and then curl it.

Post # 5
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My hair is coarse and frizzy, but pretty straight.  I have the same trouble – if I flatiron it first it just won’t hold a curl.  It’s like it has a one heat styling process tolerance 🙂 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you should blow dru it first but not flat iron it. It’s hard to curl flat ironed hair.

Post # 6
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i have curly hair and if you have the right straightner you can curl your hair with a flat iron and it comes out nice! of course you would have to blow dry your hair out though. Good Luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also agree with do NOT flat iron then curl, it will not hold! I suggest blow drying it out, then curling it. Or if you are more skilled than me, you can use some flat irons to curl hair.

Post # 8
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would try to find a hairstylist who specializes in curly hair and do a trial. 

Post # 9
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6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the same type of hair and my stylist said DO NOT FLAT IRON it before you do any type of updo if having some type of curl added due to the curls will not stay. She said to come to your hair apt with your hair natural and a good hair stylist can do magic with it.

Post # 10
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have the same exact hair as you.  All I have to say is good luck finding a stylist who will work with your natural curls.  They will all straighten it and then curl it with a curling iron!  I went to many stylists and no one would work with my natural hair.  The good thing was my curls held pretty well (probably because my hair is so course), but the curls they made just didn’t look like my natural curls.

Post # 11
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Have you ever tried to blow dry it out with a brush and then curl it WITH the flat iron? This is what I do with my naturally curly hair and the curls it gives are so natural and soft and hold forever. Try youtubing how to curl your hair with a flat iron…it’s really amazing!

Post # 12
Hostess
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@aubiegirl: Omg, you’re pretty brilliant. When I was living in Egypt the hairstylists always used flat irons to curl hair and it came out really nice. I could never figure out how to do it at home. It’s never occured to me to youtube it until you mentioned it.  Funny since I youtube make up and hair all the time…lol

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