Contrary to popular belief, you 'don’t' need an expert team of stylists to create effortless curls using your hair straightener.
From tousled beach tresses to bouncy curls and polished waves, there are endless techniques that you can achieve in the comfort of your own home without splashing out on an expensive curling wand.
Here’s a foolproof guide on how to curl your hair with a straightener that will leave your hair looking red-carpet-ready for the morning commute:
- Start with a small section of hair usually at the bottom of your scalp, close to your ears and neck and gently clamp down your straightener towards the top of the hair section.
- Pull the straightener down the hair strand as if you were going to straighten your hair as usual.
- When you get to the part of your hair where you'd like the curl to begin (usually middle-to-end), stop and turn 180 degrees away from your face and gently pull down straight through the rest of your hair. Repeat for each section of hair.
- The slower you move the iron, the tighter the curl. The faster you move the iron, the gentler the wave.
The key to perfect curls and waves lie in the tools you use. With a model for every occasion, Hur hair straighteners make curling your hair childs play.
Use the hur.iron classic to create tight ringlets or if you want bouncy hollywood style curls, opt for the hur.iron wide with extended 38mm wide plates, perfect for hard to manage long locks.
To achieve the laid back beachy look check out the ergonomically designed hur.iron slant.
- Always remember to spray a good quality heat protectant on your hair before you use any styling tools to prevent damage to your hair.
- Don't put the heat on too high as the higher the heat, the more it will blow out the cuticle layer of your hair, meaning your curls or waves will not hold as long.
- For extra volume and bounce, try using a Sea Salt like Vitamin Recharge Beach or a texturising spray like Mister Fantastic.
- If you’re nervous about messing up, practice new techniques with the appliance turned 'off' first to eliminate the risk of burns while you perfect your craft.
- Gently brush waves out with a wide tooth comb after your curls have cooled to achieve a beachy, tousled look.
- Seal the look with hairspray to keep the curls in place if you need your hairstyle to last.