How to curl hair with curling iron?

How to curl hair with curling iron featured

Choose the Right Curling Iron

Before you begin curling your hair, it’s important to choose the right curling iron. Consider the size of the barrel, which will determine the size of your curls. For tight curls, choose a smaller barrel, and for looser curls, choose a larger barrel. Also, consider the material of the iron itself – ceramic or tourmaline coated irons are less damaging to hair than traditional metal irons.

Start with Clean, Dry Hair

Before you start curling, make sure your hair is clean and completely dry. Heat styling wet hair can cause damage and breakage. Use a heat protectant spray or serum on your hair, to help protect it from the heat of the iron.

Section Your Hair

To ensure that each section is curled evenly, it’s important to section your hair. Take a small section of hair, and use a hair clip to secure the rest of your hair out of the way. Start at the bottom of your hair, near the nape of your neck, and work your way up.

Curl Your Hair

Starting at the base of the section, clamp the curling iron around the hair, and twist the iron away from your face. Hold for a few seconds, and then release the curl. Continue curling in sections, working your way up your head, until all of your hair is curled. For a more natural look, alternate the direction of your curls, twisting some towards your face, and some away from your face.

Finish with Hairspray

Once you’ve curled all of your hair, finish your look with a light misting of hairspray. This will help hold the curls in place, and prevent them from falling out throughout the day.

Jump to section