How to Curl Hair With a Straightener

Tutorial: How to Curl Hair With a Straightener

Here’s how to curl hair with a straightener it is pretty easy after a little practice. I have been a hairdresser for over fifteen years and making a gorgeous curl with a hair straightener is always requested by my clients. This is mostly for going out, special occasions or at the party time of the year.

One large misconception is that you need a curler to create curls in your hair. Many curlers on the market are designed so you have to hold your hair or wrap them around your hair. To avoid the risk of burning use a heat proof glove or use a curling tong with the type that has a grasp that holds the hair whilst you curl these are very popular with hairdressers. Because they avoid the risk of burning your fingers as the plates get very hot.

The great thing about using a hair straightener is that once you get the hang of it your hands are always away from the heating area and also you do not need to invest in an extra pair of hair curlers.


Start by taking a section of hair not two large and not too small. Try to get a section about fifty percent width of your hair straightener plates. This is going to be the size of the curl.

How To Curl With A Straightener Step 1 Take A Hair Section

Take A Section of Hair To Curl


Switch on your hair straightener and set the desired temperature here the temperature is set to 230 degrees as the client has very thick human hair extensions. Place the hair straightener in the hair at a slight angle about three quarters way down the section of hair.

Place The Hair Straightener Over The Hair at A Slight Angle

Place The Hair Straightener In The Hair Once at Correct Temperature


Turn the hair straightener keeping it on an angle, turn it up and under the hair section up towards the hairs root. Roll the straightener if you need use the end grip to roll up through the hair. The hair should overlap the straightener barrel like the picture below.

Turn The Hair Straightener Up Around The Hair

Keep The Hair Straightener at An Angle And Turn Up Around the Hair


Then in one pass whilst the hair is wrapped around the hair straighteners barrell. Pull down the hair so it passes through the plate. Keep the hair straightener on an angle and work down the hair slowly with one pass letting the plates do the work.

How To Curl With A Straightener Hair Wrapped Over The Plate

The Hair Is Wrapped Around the Barrel and The Straightener Body


The result is a gorgeous curl its quite easy to master after some practice. This can then be repeated around the head to create a beautiful style.

This Action Creates Beautiful Curls

The Method Produces Really Nice Curls and Can Be Repeated Around The Head

Common Questions

Q. I can’t get the hang of I pull the straightener down and there’s no curl?
A. Make sure you pull the hair away from the head think of it as like curling a ribbon on a gift.

Q. I want more curls
A. Repeat as above but put more turns in the hair straightener to put more hair around it

Q. It hurts my head when curling
A. Make sure you take the right size section of hair for the size plate of the hair straightener

Q. Where can I buy a good hair straightener
A. Our hair straightener is available here salon direct

Q. Can this be done with a wide straightener
A. Yes the wide plates of the mother hair straightener can be attached and used on long hair this will give a wider curl with volume.

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