How To Curl Hair With A Flat Iron

Blow Out

If your hair is curly or wavy, blow it dry smooth to establish a solid base and always use a heat protectant (we love the Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with Argan Oil). The first step to styling with a flat iron is a great blowout, even if curls are your end goal. We suggest using an ionic hair dryer to create a frizz-free foundation.

The Right Tool

Try to use a flat iron with beveled, rounded edges like the Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron. These multi-tasking tools are designed for curling and straightening hair. It’s like getting two tools in one! Check out our selection of curling flat irons.

Styling options are endless with a professional flat iron. Here’s our How-to for curling your hair with your flat iron. (Who knew)?

Step 1: Separate your hair into small half-inch sections and brush out any tangles.

Flat Iron Curl Step 1

Step 2: Wrap your hair around the top of the flat iron tightly from root to tip. Use the Sedu Revolution Pro Shortie Mini Styler Iron for shorter sections of hair, face-framing sections or to create variety in curl sizes. Use the Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Styling Iron for thicker hair and larger curls.

Flat Iron Curl Step 2

Step 3: Twist the iron in a circular motion, sliding the iron down toward the tips of your hair and then release.

 Step 4: Use your fingers to comb through the curls and use a light spray for hold.

Flat Iron Curl Step 4

Flip Out

Use a flat iron to create perfectly flipped up ends, and accentuate layers with depth and dimension. Flat iron queen Chelle Morrison, owner of Urban Betty Salon in Austin, TXsuggests starting with one inch sections. Slide the flat iron horizontally down each section in one smooth motion, and twist your wrist up to create a flip. Practice a bit. You might have to go over each area a few times to achieve the desired results. You can flip layers out in different directions around your face to enhance style definition and increase movement. Use a hand mirror and evaluate your work from every direction to ensure you have all the angles covered.

Don’t flip out if your strands fall flat at first. It takes a little practice with the right techniques to create a variety of styles from flowing waves to curvaceous curls. You’ll get the hang of it in no time!


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