January 15, 2013

How to curl hair with a flat iron.

I promised myself that I would make vlogs in 2013, and this was going to be my first one.
I'm going to go with a creepy low-quality gif instead, mmmkay?

I wear my hair in messy waves a lot of the time, and get asked what I use to achieve the look.
I used to use a really awful hair straightener to get loose waves, but now I have one of the 
BEST HAIR STRAIGHTENERS on the planet, and my hair stays wavy for days.
Since I have super thin hair, and have like, five strands of hair on my head, I don't like to use a ton of products or heat.
This is the perfect style that allows me to skip a shampoo the next day.

Is this awkward for everyone or just me?
Okay let's get to it...

1. Smooth out any tangles. In this photo, my hair is freshly washed, parted, and air-dried.
2. I'm starting in the front to show you, but usually I start in the back. Take a section about this size, and get ready for step number 3.
3. Clamp your flat iron on your hair. Mine is 1" and has rounded edges. I highly recommend it.
4. Close the flat iron and twist it away from your face in one rotation, then slide it slowly down the rest of the hair strand while it's clamped closed.
5. Continue doing steps 3 and 4 all over.
6. This is how your hair should look. Unless you have more than five strands of hair on your head, in which case, your hair should look awesome.
7. Brush out the waves you have created with your flat iron.
8. I like to spray my waves with a texturizing spray. I use THIS ONE.
9. Smooth out a few waves with the flat iron; more wavy, less curly.
10. This is how I prefer my waves- messy and beachy.
11. Shake out your waves for more definition and bounce.
12. Style like usual.

My hair usually ends up in a messy low ponytail after curling my hair with the flat iron.
Because really, this is my life:

So there you have it.
And because I love my straightener so much, I asked if I could get a discount for any of you wanting to purchase one.
You can purchase the one I use HERE and with the code "sale10" you'll get $10 off any order of $100 or more.

Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. Ohhh, great tutorial Kimmie!!!! I jBe a really Flat iron too but I haven't quiet mastered this curling business yet!!! Iust try this again!!!! Thanks:) xooxxoxo H

  2. I've never had much luck with curling + flat irons, but I'll try your method and see how it goes. Looking forward to following along!


  3. so glad yours truly sent me over! i love this tutorial,and i can't wait to try it!thank you for posting!

  4. Thank you for the tutorial! I'll give this a try today!!!

  5. i'm going to have to try this! meeeeanwhile, i'm out of control jealous that your hair is that straight when you let it air-dry!

  6. This is great! I suck at curls with a flat iron, but they look sooo pretty! New follower from Olive and Ivy/Yours Truly x

  7. I love that you have 5 strands of hair on your head. I HEAR ya, girl! I'm trying to grow mine out right now, and I need to keep the faith that it's possible to have thin hair and still have it long! I've always kept it short because I have the "in between" stages with thin hair! You're gorgeous ;)

  8. Also...what do you do to get extra body in your hair?

  9. so pretty, thank you for the tutorial. I am going to have to practice this!

  10. Sooo pretty! My parents got me some wide iron GHDs for my birthday, I love them but they aren't the best for trying to curl with. I have mastered the art of the beach wave with them though! Thanks for the tutorial :) x

  11. Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  12. You look so cute!! Great tutorial. I don't usually wrap the hair around, but I keep it at an angle and slide all the way through the end for a nice wave. Following from Olive & Ivy!