Post # 1
I’m getting bored while growing my hair out and decided to try this for the first time today. Not such a good idea before work.
Anyways…I need some tips/tricks/tutorials! I ended up with kinks and bed-headed-ness that I’m not sure I can pull off for work, maybe my boudior session! I would upload a pic, but I don’t have time too.
My hair is extremely thick and naturally curly, and I straighten it maybe 25% of the time. Let me know how you do it!
Post # 3
Did you blow dry and straighten first and then curl?
That’s a good strategy. I would look on YouTube for tutorials. I’m not sure of your hair texture, but NaturallyCurly.com is a great resource!
Post # 4
I do and I love it. I straighten my hair first, and section 1 inch (about) pieces at a time, and when i curl I just gradually spin the iron as I pull my hair through. It took me a good dozen or more times to get used to it. Practice makes perfect!
Post # 5
For me I just sort of twist the iron at the top of the hair once and then pull the hair straight thru it.. and it curls.
If I straighten my hair first tho there is no way it would work. Same with if I curl it – if I run the flat iron thru it, it never quite goes really straight. I just blowdry first
Post # 6
I do this… it definitely takes practice! I find for me it doesn’t work the same day I wash and straighten my hair. It’s almost like my hair gets confused and won’t hold the curl. So I usually curl it the day after. Look on youtube for tutorials, it’s really easy once you get the hang of it!
Post # 7
I’ve done this a few times, and it takes a while, but totally worth it! My hair doesn’t hold curl very well (using a curling iron), but this technique works great! I get these bouncy curls that last all night!
Post # 8
get one inch sections and put the iron parallel to my face and clamp the one inch section and twist away from the face and pull to the end of my hair is how i do it. I love it i have thick coarse hair and it always holds all night sometimes when my hair is damp i put moose in it then blow dry it then do the flat iron and it gives it more body.
Post # 9
I curl my hair with a flat iron abour every 2 weeks and do touch ups in between. I have thick and curly hair as well.
I woudl invest in a good curling iron, if you don’t already own one. Get a small piece of your hair flat iron it first then curl from the root. It takes me atleast 1.5 hours on a good day to curl my hair. Practice makes perfect.
Also, wrap your hair at night for the curls to last longer.
Post # 10
I’ve tried and it keeps looking more like a 70s feathered look – but the turotials I watched on youtube, it does appear that the longer the easier & my hair is still mid length, which may be why my waves look odd.
Post # 11
@jacinda10: same for me. grab hair near root, twist the iron away from your face +180 degrees) and then pull it through!
Post # 12
I have naturally curly hair, but I blow-dry my hair with a round brush (so it’s pretty smooth and frizz-free) and then either curl or straighten it with my flat iron.
I’m secretly planning to cheat on the flat iron, though, and buy a large-barrel curling iron.
Post # 13
I do this, but I was SO frustated when learning how to! It took quite some time for me to get the hang of it. There is a special way I have to turn my wrist at the right time…and sometimes a curl has to be done multiple times! Like they said…practice makes perfect. And watching someone who knows how helps a lot!
Post # 14
I adore doing this with my hair. Sometimes it looks amazing, sometimes the strands have a mind of their own, but either way it always spices things up a bit. 🙂
I do exactly what some PP said – start at the root, twist my wrist away from my face and drag the iron down my hair in as fluid of a motion as possible to avoid kinks.
Post # 15
I do and I love it. It’s my favorite hair trick. I learned by watching youtube videos and practiced a bunch.
Doing this has totally sped up the curling process for me. It’s so much faster than with a curling iron.
here is the video i watched to get the hand of it
Post # 16
I curl my hair with a straightening iron and this is how it turns out:
I just dry my hair and section it off into about 4 sections. I start with the bottom section and do like L2sweetpea said, take about an inch of hair put in the straightening iron and then gradually spin it around as you are pulling the hair through. It is actually pretty simple and I bet you are just over thinking it. I would just keep practicing!