Make the most of your hair straightner

Straighteners are an essential hair styling tool for many of us. The great news is that they are versatile and can be used for much more than simply straightening hair. In this tutorial we will show you how to curl and get volume in your hair using straighteners. Voluminous waves, here we come!

What Will I Need When Using a Hair Straightener?

Before you start, make sure you brush your hair thoroughly. Spray your hair with heat protecting spray before using any kind of hair styling that includes heat – for example straighteners, dryers and curlers.

Here’s a quick list of things you will need to achieve this look:

  • Heat protective spray
  • Large hair clip
  • Hair straightener
  • Hairspray
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How to Curl Hair With Straighteners

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Straightener

Step 1: Section Your Hair

Section your hair and clip the top part away.

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Straightener

Step 2: Clamp and Glide

Grab a smaller part (about the width of your hair straightener) and clamp it gently. Then wrap the strand around the hair straightener once and slowly glide it down the hair.

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Straightener

Step 3: Glide, Don’t Pull

Repeat on all sections. Make sure your hair is brushed through well so that the straightener glides down rather than pulls the hair.

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Straightener

Step 4: Loosen the Curls

Gently loosen the curls with your fingers. This creates the volume in your locks.

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Straightener

Step 5: Fix with Hairspray

Set the look with a generous amount of hairspray to ensure your locks stay luscious throughout the day.

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Straightener

All Done!

You're ready to go!

More Curl Ideas

If you are off to a party or a fun evening event, add some sparkle into your locks using a glitter dry shampoo or hair spray. If you are feeling adventurous, make your curls stand out by adding a fun hue with coloured hair spray.

If you are keen on a sophisticated day look, simply spritz some shine-enhancing spray onto your locks.

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How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

It’s easy to get extra volume in your hair using hair straighteners. Here’s what the technique looks like:

How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

Step 1: Section Your Hair

Dive your hair into sections. Start with the bottom part.

How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

Step 2: Straighten Away

Start straightening by pulling your hair away from you and curving the hair straightener as you go down.

How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

Step 3: Repeat

Repeat on all sections

How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

Step 4: Top Section

Straighten the top section by lifting the hair and pulling backwards

How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

Step 5: Finish with Hair Spray

Neaten and finish the look with hair spray

How to Get Volume Using Hair Straighteners

All Done!

Enjoy the look!