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HOW TO CURL YOUR HAIR WITH A STRAIGHTENER (UPDATED)

HOW TO CURL YOUR HAIR WITH A STRAIGHTENER (UPDATED)


Hey everybody it’s Sara from The Style Blog
today I’m going to show you how to curl your hair with a straightener guys my
last how to curl your hair with a straightening iron video just surpassed
16 million views WHAT that video is now ten years old and I figured it’s time to
make a new updated version plus I read through all eight thousand comments on
that video and I’m going to answer your most frequently asked questions and most
common problems at the end of this video so all you’re gonna need for this
tutorial is a straightening iron and a hair clip or hair tie optional products
are hair spray and a heat protectant I sprayed my hair with a heat protectant
before filming this and I’ll link my favorites below ok very first thing I’m
gonna do is just pull my hair halfway up the first tip I would suggest you start
with your straightening iron off so it’s nice and cool this way you can practice
the motion as many times as you need without burning your hair ok so I
normally take my hair in six sections on the bottom and six sections on the top so
I’m just going to take roughly a third of my hair from this side you can
experiment with different sized sections as well I’m gonna take my straightener
here this is off so we can practice I’m just going to clamp my hair here twist
it all the way around so that your hair is now facing down and then just gently
pull your hair through the straightener again let’s practice that one more time
so we’re going to clamp twist it all the way around until our hair is pointing
down out of the straightener and then just pull it all the way through and you
should have nice curls so let’s turn it on and get started ok so another super
quick tip so when you’re doing when you’re curling your right side you’ll
want to twist it toward you and then pull down and then the left side you
want to twist it away from you and pull down that way the curls will kind of
fall away from your face instead of turning in toward your face it’ll just
kind of frame your face a little bit better but don’t worry if you can’t get
that at first we’ll keep working on it okay my straightener has heated up let’s
get started all right so I’m just gonna clamp this next
to my roots and then we’re just going to twist and pull like we did when the
straightener was off ok so we’re going to clamp twist it until the tail is
facing down and then just pull this through Wow look at that curl ok let’s
move to the next section and we’re just going to do the exact same thing we’re
going to clamp twist and then pull it straight down
ah nice pretty curls guys this looks so good ok let’s keep going ok so you’ll probably notice that we were
twisting away from my face on this side so we’re gonna twist toward my face on this
side ok so clamp we’re going to twist toward my face and then just pull it all
the way through nice beautiful curls guys this creates
the most perfect curls I love it so that is it for the bottom section
look how beautiful these curls are they’re so pretty and voluminous and
gorgeous hope you can see now how we kind of tried to make the curls curl
away from our face on this side and this side if you don’t get that the first
time don’t worry about it you can work on it the next time okay so now that the
bottom is perfectly curled I’m going to just take a little bit of hairspray and
spray that so it stays in place ok next step is to take the rest of our
hair down you can actually do this in more sections than just two if you have
a lot more hair ok so what we’re going to do for this top section is we’re just
going to curl the parts that we haven’t yet curled ok so I’m just gonna take the
top portion here do the same thing I’m gonna go toward my roots I’m going to
clamp now twist away from my face since I’m on the right side until the hair is
facing down and then just pull it through sometimes it might get stuck a
little you can just kind of wiggle it to get it all the way down just don’t hold
it in one place for too too long ahh beautiful curls all right looking good
let’s keep going guys it’s so satisfying each time your curl comes out of the
straightener it just feels so good you probably notice that sometimes I like to
brush my hair through a little bit with my brush it just kind of keeps it from
getting tangled all right I’m gonna clamp it twist it away pull it through
guys I try to move a little bit slower on the thicker pieces I kind of
got a lot of hair with this one so I just want to make sure that all of the
hair gets the heat and gets the curl correctly so pretty and perfect all right and I just kind of try to go
through and make sure all the pieces are curled if I see a straight piece I’ll go
ahead and curl it so this is a thinner piece so I’m not gonna hold the heat on
it quite as long as I did for that thick piece you can do your hair in thinner or
thicker sections it’s kind of just up to you so guys whoa it looks so pretty oh I love
it look at those beautiful curls yes ok I’m gonna spray this side ahh guys look
at that beautifulness I can’t even handle it It’s gorgeous oh my gosh ok we gotta finish
the other side Sara calm down I get too excited ok I’m just gonna take my very
first section here clamp it and then remember we turn it toward our face and
then pull it down slowly nice pretty curls so beautiful ok then just
continue doing it for the rest of your hair here so if you curl part of the bottom
section again with the top it’s not really a big deal I try to avoid it but don’t
sweat it ok so I’m just going to check my hair
for little stray pieces that kind of may have slipped through that aren’t curled all right looks like we got everything ahh
I just love playing with my hair when it’s curly ok I’m gonna spray this side
like I did the first one guys hello look at these curls um yes gorgeous beautiful
I love it so much ok so as I promised we’re gonna go over your most frequently
asked questions from my last video and some sort of problems that I’ve noticed
you guys mentioned along the way ok so the first most common problem I hear
it’s just a generic my hair won’t curl ok well let’s figure that out first
off you want a straightener that has plates that go all the way to the edge
of the straightener I know some of them go in quite a ways and you’re not going
to get that full curl because it’s not curling the hair as its heating it so I
know Chi straighteners work super well for this I actually have an
expensive GHD straightening iron and the plates don’t go near the edge and it’s
almost impossible to curl your hair with this straightening iron which is such a
bummer so if you can’t get it to work with your
straightening iron maybe try a friend or family member’s to see if it works a
little bit better next problem it kind of goes with the
first problem is just I can’t get this straightening motion down the twisting
and pulling that’s fine if you try and try and you can’t get it I’m gonna show
you one other way to do these curls ok so let’s try a piece using a different
sort of mindset than we were using before so instead of clamping it like
this we’re gonna clamp it up and down kind of more like a curling iron or
curling wand so this way is easier to understand if you’re going toward your
face or away from your face so I’m just gonna clamp this here and then I’m just
going to twist it the way I want it to go and pull it on through it gives us the
same result it’s just a different kind of way of looking at it ok then the
last most common problem that I’ve heard from you guys is that your hair won’t
hold a curl so I have a solution for this for you guys so I would suggest using
a hairspray before and after or a sort of gel or a mousse in your hair
before you curl make sure you’re using some sort of heat protection because
I don’t want you guys to fry your hair please don’t do that
ok so you ladies whose hair won’t hold curl I feel you let me show you one last
trick to kind of help you out ok so I just found
another piece to recurl you can either do this for every single time you curl
it or just the top portion ok so I’m just gonna curl this piece like normal
and I’ll show you the trick at the end ok so while it’s still warm I want you
to take this curl and kind of twist it back up the direction that it’s curling I wrapped it all the way up in the
direction it was curling I’m gonna take a bobby pin and secure it to my scalp
here looks so fancy and I’m gonna spray it I’m going to spray it
quite a bit actually ok so after I spray it and it’s all clipped up here
I’m just gonna wait for the spray to dry and my hair to cool and I’ll show you
what it looks like ok so my hair has cooled and the hairspray is dry let’s
take this down see how much curlier that piece is and it’s very very hair sprayed
so it will stay much longer especially if you have really slick sort of hair
that doesn’t hold a curl very well I promise this will make your curl last
longer ok friends I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope that you
learned how to curl your hair with a straightening iron if you have any
questions or problems please leave them below and I’ll get back to you
I have tons more hair tutorials make sure you subscribe to my channel and
I’ll see you next time bye

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