18 Tricks: How To Curl Your Hair With A Curling Iron?

Curly hair looks adorably feminine, and renders a youthful appearance to its owner. But, achieving those curls is not easy at all! Professionals at saloons exactly know how to curl your hair with a curling iron. They have some tricks up their sleeve to get you those perfect and natural looking curls. We have picked up some easy tips to provide you with effortless, yet professional curls. Even if you have mastered the art of hair curling over time, these tricks will still be useful. So, read on.

18 Tips For Curling Hair With Curling Iron

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  1. Size of your curling wand matters in making noticeable differences in the appearance of your curls. Smaller sized barrels make tighter curls, while the bigger barrels make loose waves. Depending upon your preference of curls, choose the barrel size of your curling iron.
  2. If you own a curling iron, you need not buy a curling wand. For, you can use your curling iron for serving dual purposes. It can be used as a curling iron as well as a curling wand. All you have to do is unscrew your curling iron’s clip to get a wand.
  3. Now, here is a tip on how to curl your hair with a curling iron putting in minimal efforts. This comes handy especially if you are short of time. Tie all your hair in a high ponytail, and then curl your pony with the curling iron. Let it cool off. Now remove the elastic band to release your hair. Shake out to get large, loose curls.
  4. For getting that casual and natural look, you should curl your hair on both sides away from your face. This trick will render flawless curls to your hair.
  5. For that hair that cannot hold curls, this tip works wonders. Instead of starting the curl halfway down the hair, begin curling right at the root of the hair. This will lock in the heat from your curling iron, and provide you with long lasting curls.
  6. It is wise to set the temperature of your curler quite low. High temperature damages your hair. There are incidences of girls who burnt their hair with high heat settings on their curler. So, if you have thin, fine, or colored hair, set your curler’s temperature lower than 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if you have strong and healthy hair, it is advised that you never set your curler’s temperature beyond 400 degrees.
  7. Prepare your hair for curling top get a perfect hair do. Shampoo your hair and rinse thoroughly to remove dirt and dust from it. Remove the dripping water with towel. Allow it to dry, and then brush it thoroughly to remove knots and tangles. Let your hair air-dry if you want loose, natural curls; blow-dry it for getting mega volume curls; and apply a straightener on low heat to your hair for getting sleek curls. Spray your hair with a heat protectant, which will protect your hair from heat damages, and render it a shiny appearance.
  8. While curling hair with curling iron, hold your hair inside the heated iron for not more than 8 seconds. This will ensure that no heat damage is incurred to your hair. Also, this duration is sufficient for creating lasting curls. Besides, this will also protect your hair from being burnt.
  9. The direction in which you hold your curling iron also plays an important role in the way your curls appear. For getting loose curls, opt for the vertical direction; and for getting tighter and bouncier curls, go for the horizontal direction of holding your curling iron.
  10. Clean your curling iron regularly to prevent the buildup of product. You can easily clean your tool by slightly warming it up, and then wiping off with a wet cloth. However, take care that you don’t end up burning your hands while doing so.
  11. The material of your curling iron matters. Opt for that material that best suits your hair type and needs. Ceramic curlers provide even heat distribution, and suits normal to moderately damaged hair of any thickness. Tourmaline curlers emit good quantities of negative ions that render a shiny and smooth appearance to your hair. These are best suited for healthy as well as damaged hair of any thickness. Titanium curlers have very smooth surface that provides the hair with a silky gliding texture, and these suit coarse to thin hair. Professional hair stylists use the Titanium curlers. Whichever curling iron you choose for yourself, be sure that you read the specific instructions given.
  12. How to curl short hair with a curling iron? Always hold the curling iron downward while curling short hair. And make sure that you change the direction of the curler with each curl. That is, let one curl be towards your face, and the other away from it. Do so till the end of your hair to get messy curls.
  13. Do not curl your hair while it is still wet or damp. This will end up in making your hair go wildly frizzy. Besides, this will also damage the ends of your hair. So, take enough time to air- or blow- dry your hair.
  14. In order to get bouncy curls, clip the curls to your scalp after removing from the curling iron, using bobby pins. After you have curled all of your hair, unclip the curls and apply some hairspray to fix the curls.
  15. If you have the problem of curls being loosened or coming out faster, try this: Apply a curl booster before applying the hairspray. This will hold your curls for longer duration.
  16. After removing the clips off your hair, let it fall as such. To get natural looking and long lasting curls, do not brush your curls. If you find individual curls clustering together and forming bigger curls that you don’t like, just tousle them with your fingers.
  17. Curls will last longer if you slide your curled hair out of the clip directly into your hands, and allow them to stay there until they cool down. This will pave way for the perfect setting of the curls. After this, you can drop them down. Never drag the curled hair down the clip.
  18. If you are curling too much of hair at once, chances are that you get loose curls that come out soon. To deal with this problem, you need to make smaller hair divisions, and then curl your hair.

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