In December I put a video tutorial up on my YouTube on curling your hair with a hair straightener/flat iron. Lots of you have always commented on my hair when it’s curly and have asked how I do it, so I thought I would also create a blog post explaining to you just how to curl your hair with hair straighteners. It’s a lot easier than you might think and it gives a great result! It’s not as soft and springy as curling tongs, however it gives those looser waves that I think suit longer, thicker hair better, which is why I love this method. I don’t tend to mess with my hair too much as I like to keep it classic, but you may remember that I did my own DIY Blonde Ombre Dip Dye myself and I love how that turned out, but I’m not too adventurous when it comes to hair styles.
I’ve included the video tutorial at the bottom of this post beneath the photos so you can get a great idea on how to do it. Having curly hair is always something I love as I think it looks more feminine and girly. It’s as simple as straightening your hair, but I have included the steps just below for you:
Prepare your hair to be straightened after you wash it, condition it, dry it thoroughly and spritz on your protective spray. Make sure all of the knots are brushed out and your hair is smooth as this creates the nice softer curls (you can see my hair care routine here). Next, depending on how much hair you have, you might want to section it out and do it that way. It’s easier to begin this way if you are new to curling your hair with hair straighteners. Now, take a strand of hair, maybe about 2cm thick, put it into the straightener like you would if you were running it right down to the tip, but instead of going straight down, you need to twist the flat iron around so the hair goes with it, keep on twisting until you get to the bottom so you can see the hair curling around it, then once it’s at the bottom, let it loose and just twirl it with your finger slightly to keep the direction of the curl going. It’s harder to explain in writing which is why I have the video below, you can see exactly how I do it by watching the video.
If you are interested in the hair straighteners I was using, I always use GHD. I have the GHD Mini Styler which I got from Perfumes Club UK to create ringlet style curls and I also have my old GHD Classic Straightener which I got from my mum when I was about 14 or 15. It still works perfectly to this day, even though it’s about 10/11 years old! The classic size straightener gives the looser curls as it has bigger plates than the mini. I hope you like this tutorial and it helps you in creating wavy/curly hair with your straighteners. I do get a lot of questions though about which straighteners I use and I will always stick by GHD. They are expensive, but they are definitely worth the money as they work so well and last so long! You can check out some of their other products by clicking here.
You have a really nice butt.
Lol, ha ha, this post is supposed to be about hair, that’s as bad as David!
ok, Your hair is nice too
besides I like Your voice, it’s so sweet, if Your voice was a candy I would lick it all day and all night 😉
Oh my gosh lol, thanks I guess? Ha ha!
Bad? 😮 don’t blame me 🙁
Lol, why not?
Cause you’ve got an insane ass! 🙂
There’s nothing showing here though!
Picture nr.1 is an ass pic! 😉
It’s a hair picture lol 🙂
Lorna! Your hair looks gorgeous! I’m always trying to find new ways to curl my super-straight hair…
xx from LA,
Thanks! I’m glad you liked it!
Your hair is just way too perfect Lorna, my curls never last that long and don’t look that pretty 😀
I never heard your voice before, you sound really sweet!
Thanks 🙂 I have quite a few videos on YouTube actually where I speak. But I’m glad you liked this one 🙂
Thanx for sharing! I love your hairstyle!
Viky — MySecretFashionPoison
Thank you so much!
Your hair looks AMAZING! You did that with a flat iron??? That’s so cool!
Yep! I always usually do!
Your hair looks lovely!
Thank you Kayla!
Awesome post! Your hair is stunning!
Thank you Bella!
I’ll follow all your tips with my karmin g3 straightener, thanks
Good luck with it!
Thanks so much for sharing! However since I chopped my hair off I can’t curl much of it! 🙂
But great hair care tips!
You are welcome! Glad you liked it 🙂 Perhaps you could try something else with shorter hair!
Beautiful hair and love your pants red with pois!
Thank you! I am glad you like it!
Agree with you that the long curls work best for your hair. They compliment your particular brand of natural, understated beauty. And your sweet, love-at-first-listen, voice almost does the same, Lorna 🙂
I always think I sound ridiculous on camera, so it’s funny to me that others like my voice 🙂
Most people feel that way about their voice. The recorded version always differs from how we perceive it in our head. So there’s absolutely nothing wrong with yours.
Well, that’s kind of you to say so!
Your hair looks so pretty! I’ve heard and seen others use straighteners for curling but I never have personally done so. I’m intrigued!
Good luck with it, it’s definitely really easy!
I just bought one! thanks for the instructions!
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Oh did you, which did you buy? Good luck!
I can watch this video all day long! 🙂
I doubt you even have long hair though 😀
I do, on my back! Butt I just love the way you talk 🙂
On your back? Yikes!
You look really pretty with your hair like this !!
Thank you so much!
I love your hair curled!
Thank you Roosa!
Lovely blog my dear! Would you like to follow each other?
Thanks, yeah we can if you want to, where would you like to follow me?
I loved your video (and your accent) I’ve been using a wand and can never get a straighter to curl, so I am going to try this tutorial!
Good luck with it!
Hi Lorna! I just saw your beautiful comment in my blog and I came right away to check yours. It is lovely! you are beautiful and your style is perfect! Sweet and girly (I love it that way). I am following you now in bloglovin’ and facebook!
I would really appreciate if you could do the same for me 🙂
(Love the UK as well)
Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂 I’m really glad you like everything and of course, I am following you back now!
My hair guy taught me this technique a few years ago, love it! I have found the curls from my flat iron hold much better than my actual curling iron! 🙂
They do? That’s cool! I’ve never really tried with a curling iron, I never saw the point since I do it this way lol 🙂
Great tutorial! Your hair is awesome. Love the pictures so much. Your style is gorgeous 🙂
Thanks so much Vanessa 🙂
And I really LOVE the snowflake detail *.* Sooo cute ^^
I’m glad that you do! I had falling leaves in autumn!
Great video! And your hair looks lovely all curly!
Thank you so much!
OMG Lorna, I love your curly hairs. And your pants too <3. I'm happy that you posted on my blog. Otherwise I would never seen your blog. Thank you for that. Have a lovely day beauty :-*
Hugs from Germany
Katharina (Kate 🙂 )
Thank you so much Kate 🙂 I’m glad you like it!
It look stunning! Never crossed my mind that hair straighteners can be used in curling and the result is very natural. read more
Thanks very much darlin tht has saved me a nightmare I purchased the large plated ones on the advice from the lady who puts my extensions in and she says they work best as the heat is more evenly distributed and is better for ur hair although the curls are more wavy than rifle which I like but still trying to master it but I cudnt remember the way she showed me so this has saved me alot of money as I paid alot for the ghds for just to straighten my hair would be no good I prefer curls I suit them better so thanks again and keep up the good work loadsa love susan from Glasgow x
You are very welcome! I’m glad it could help!
amazing post!! i like your hair really
Your hair looks great! Every time I use my ghds my hair feels really stiff and has no movement. What am I doing wrong?!
Thank you! That sounds to me like you’re using too much product? How much are you using before you used the GHD’s on your hair?