How To Use A Curling Iron

There are many women who do not know how to use a curling iron and are missing all the styling options this hair tool can provide. You do not always need to take drastic measures to update your hairstyle if you are seeking to freshen up your look.

With nothing more than a curling iron and some styling tips you can achieve a brand new hairstyle. Gentle curls make the perfect addition to your day time look while something a touch more dramatic can be ideal for after dark events. There is almost no occasion where curls can not be used to bring new life to your locks.

how to use a curling iron

Curling Iron Size

Once you have decided to take the iron to your locks and implement some kink, it is important to ensure that you know the best way to work the curling iron in your hair. To start with, decide if you would like large or small curls and use the right iron to fit your choice. Small wands offer curls that are small and fairly tight. The larger the barrel on your curling iron, the looser and more bouncy your curls will be.

The length of your locks is also important when working with a curling iron. If you have hair that is short, it is typically easier to start rolling at the crown. Whereas if your hair is medium length or longer, you will find that working from the back of your head will work the best.

Styling Products

Another important tip to remember when working with curling irons is to make use of styling products. By using styling products before you work with your curling iron, you ensure that you will be left with curls that will last as long as you want them to.

Following this tip is another essential measure - always work in small, manageable sections. The bigger the sections of hair that you use when curling your locks, the less curl you will be left with. You are far more apt to have a beautiful end result with glorious curls when you take the time to divide your hair into smaller sections before you use your curling iron.

A curling iron when used properly can be such a wonderful tool to give you a fabulous hairstyle. However, if you do not use it in the right way, it can actually damage your hair. As with anything else, practice makes perfect - have a great time experimenting with your curling iron until you come up with a hairstyle that you love.

How To Use A Curling Iron Styling Steps

  • Wash your hair with products that are specific for your hair type
  • Towel dry gently and detangle with a wide tooth comb
  • Work in a small amount of styling mousse with your fingers
  • Use a rounded brush and blow dry your hair in small sections
  • Once dry, brush as desired and work with a medium barrelled curling iron
  • Roll your hair around the iron in a ringlet shape, hold for ten seconds and release
  • Once all of your hair has been curled, finger comb as desired to loosen some of the curl and arrange as desired
  • Mist with hairspray for long lasting hold

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Author: Tanna Mayer
Updated: March 3, 2015

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