Yes ladies, it is possible!
When I bought my new flat iron, part of the appeal was being able to curl my hair along with straightening. I tried and tried, and never could figure out how to do it. I have watched YouTube videos, asked friends and never quite pulled it off until now. One boring night last week I took to my bathroom, washed and dried my hair then went to town. I wasn’t letting up until I succeeded in my mission. My husband thought I fell in the toilet or something because I was in there for so long! The end result was worth it and voila I had curls from my flat iron!
Here is what I did step by step below:
- Choose the right flat iron. An inch-and-a half or less is best. If your hair is very coarse or curly, the flat iron needs to get very hot, at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Look for a flat iron with rounded edges on the plates to prevent unnatural “dents” in your hair.
- Apply a protective cream that contains a heat protector to prevent hair damage.
- Dry hair completely. Even slightly damp hair will not curl as well, and a good blowout gives you a smooth start for frizz-free curls.
- Clamp a 1- to 2-inch section of hair about halfway through the strand and turn the flat iron one-and-a-half turns in the direction you want your curl.
- Pull the flat iron through the strand while keeping tension on the curl.
- Repeat on small sections of hair until it’s all curled. Don’t worry-the more you do it, the faster you’ll get.
- Spray with hairspray to make your curls last longer. Use aerosol hairspray to avoid over wetting you curls. Spray underneath, too.