People with straight hair likely have a straightener in their collection of hair tools. However, a curling iron is not something everyone owns. If you have straight hair and want to incorporate curls or waves occasionally, you don’t have to invest in a curling iron. You can achieve similar or better results with your straightener. By following some quality hair care techniques, curling your hair with a straightener is simple and quick to do. Here’s how to create effortless curls with your straightener.
Opt For Lower Heat On Your Straightener
The first thing to do is use the lowest heat setting on your straightener, especially if you use hair extensions. If the temperature is too hot, you could damage the strands and be fighting an uphill battle when it’s time to style it. Always use sulfate free shampoo when you wash as well to maximize the strength of your hair strands. Doing these two things will set you up for success and allow you to focus on your styling techniques to pull off the perfect look.
Focus on Your Technique
Your quality hair care technique is the most important thing to focus on when curling your hair with a straightener. The secret is to work on small sections of about one inch at a time. Grab the small section at the roots with your straightener and rotate it as you slide it down the hair. Be sure to use steady movements as much as you can so all of the hair gets the same amount of attention. Your wrist movement is key to how tight or loose the curls are that you create, so experiment with different techniques to achieve the type of curls or waves you desire.
Use Your Fingers To Maximize The Curls
Once you’re done with the straightener, opt for running your fingers through the hair rather than using a brush. If you don’t want to use your fingers, then a wide-tooth comb can have a similar impact. The idea is to loosen up the curls slightly to create more bounce and allow them to set in place after the heat of the straightener. The same is true even if you use hair extensions as well.
RemySoft always has different quality hair care tips and tricks to help you achieve the hairstyles you desire. While hair extensions are always a popular choice when you’re looking to alter your hairstyle, many times tweaking your styling techniques slightly can have a similar impact. We believe simple methods typically lead to the best-looking hairstyles, so contact us today for more ideas, tips or inspiration.