How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron

I know what you’re thinking.  You’ve seen this before.  I have too.  Only I never tried it until now.  I am a beauty skeptic.  I don’t have the time to experiment with my look of the day, because if I hate it, I can’t tell Max to make his own blueberry pancakes so mama can rewash her hair to start the curl experiment over.

I’m not what I’d classify myself as a natural beauty.  I don’t EVER leave the house without at least some makeup.  I wish I was one of those lucky people.  I need to lightly spackle my face so I look like a human before heading to work.  I wake up with leftover mascara clumped & smeared on my face and need  to watch YouTube tutorials to know how to just blow dry my lame hair type (very fine and curly).   My natural curls are pretty good in the summer.  I think it’s the humidity that keeps them full.  In the winter, the curls go limp.  So sad, I know.

I have attempted to use a curling iron before, but they end up falling out after a few hours even with a half a bottle of hairspray.  Some people call me crafty or a do it yourself kind of gal.  I’m an art teacher for crying out loud!  It’s kind of embarrassing to say that I can’t do my own hair.  This post hurt the crafty side of my ego to write.  But I feel better that it’s out in the open.  It might help a reader.  I must spread the word.

My version of an “updo” is a bobby pin that hold my part to the side.  What can I say?  I’m a wild woman.  It’s not because I want it super plain or super simple (although you can’t go wrong with simple).  Sometimes a girl wants a little volume.

Enter Carli Bybel.  She is the YouTube beauty guru.  Did I mention that she is stunning and down to earth?  She seems like somebody that I ‘d trust her tutorial.  Her videos are detailed enough for me to achieve full bouncy curls using a flatiron on my FIRST attempt.  I was so excited that I tweeted,

Curl hair with a straightening iron

And Instagrammed my success.

Awesome bouncy curls with a straightening iron

I didn’t think it was ever in the cards for me to have good hair.  This video proved me wrong.

After I posted my insta pics, a few people commented how they do their hair like this also and it looks great brushed out the next day.  Like I said before, I am a beauty skeptic.  But if this didn’t work out, I could throw my hair in a ponytail and call it a day.  So the day after I curled my hair, I woke up and was very surprised to find that my curls were still in!  I let it stay another day.  They held ALL day!  I told myself, if my hair wasn’t an oil slick, I’d brush the curls out the next day.  So I did.  And took a pajama bathroom selfie with bad lighting to show you.Voluminous wavy hair

Then Instagrammed it when I got to work because I still can’t flippin believe that it worked.

How to get soft bouncy waves

And had a mini-heartattack when Carlibel commented on it!

Long story short, watch this video and give it a shot.

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4 Responses to How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron

  1. This is the main way my hair will hold a curl. It’s like curling a ribbon and I was SO skeptical before I got the hang of it. It’s life changing for sure!

  2. I love that chick! I tried to do this technique once but my flat iron has this velvet material on the outside so it didn’t work out so well for me but I’ve been dying to give it a shot!
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  3. Lisa says:

    Beautiful!

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