Most of the women are now in touched with the fashions and lifestyles that are suitable for them. That’s why they tend to explore and learn the secret of creating different hairstyles like waves, curls and any sexy tousled hairs. Some of them may choose to invest a curling iron so as to achieve their ultimate goal and that is to improve their physical appearance through having unusual hairstyle.
If you have a curling iron at home, then the next thing that may bother you is the proper ways and techniques on how to use it, right? Some of you know already how to use the hairstyling tool for good, but some of you (newbie) are quite confused on its proper usage and functions.
So, for you to know learn how to use the curling iron properly and safely, we’ve prepared a list of steps for the proper procedures. The following topics would be your guide in using the beauty tool for your hairstyling.
How to Choose and Use a Curling Wand or Curling Iron
Curling irons are different from one another. So it’s better to choose the right one to achieve the type of curls you desire. In choosing the right curling irons, it is advisable to take some important factors like hair length, type and some others. Here are some general guidelines which will guide you in selecting and utilizing a curling iron that is suitable for you:
- Temperature – You do not always have to set the curling iron in 400 degrees above in order to get the looks that you desire. If you wish to have tighter curls, then you may opt to use higher temperature settings. See to it that your hairstyling tool is at 350-375 degrees temperature to achieve wavy look. The temperature depends on the type of your hair. Those women who have thicker hair may need a higher setting of temperature for the curls.
- Sectioning – There are some instances that the curls will not hold for long or will be loose once you wrap huge pieces of hair on the barrel of the curling iron. In this regard, there’s a need to take smaller pieces of strands if you would like to have ringlets. Make sure that there is more consistency and uniformity to achieve perfect curls of hair.
- Timing – There should be a perfect timing for your holding your hair with a curling iron. If you aim for wavy curls, then you may hold your hair more than 5 seconds. Just take a little portion of your hair and place onto the iron’s barrel. Then, try to test it out so that you can find the maximum curling time which you would like to achieve.
- Direction – Grip the curling iron barrel in a vertical position to achieve looser and wavier curl. However, if you want a tighter and Hollywood glam curl of hair, then you may try to hold the styling tool in a horizontal position. Wrap the strands/hair around the iron barrel away from your mirror. You may also wrap your hair around the iron barrel on the contrary direction as you reach your head’s crown if you begin on a particular portion.
- Hairspray – Do you think your hair cannot hold some curls? If yes, then you may opt to add hairspray on every strand of it before you do some curling procedures. If you want, you may also try to utilize some texturizing spray, sea salt spray or hair putty while the strands are damp. This can help you in holding locks in position when you are doing the styling designs.
- Technique – According to many expert hairstylists, you should avoid to wrap the final inch of the strands around the iron’s barrel. It is because this helps you in creating more natural looks and will not add any sort of crease on its ends. Aside from that, it will put away your hair ends from heat damage.
- Distance from the roots to its tips – Most experts suggest that you should start curling near the roots of your hair because this can make your hairstyles last for a longer period of time. If you are using curling iron that contains spring clamp, then you may take some strands and enfold its first half around the iron for how many seconds. Then, try to slide down the hairstyling tool towards the hair end and enclose the rest of the hair around the iron.
Always try to remember these steps for these will be your guide in curling your hair. If you don’t have any idea on curling hair, then you may also take those abovementioned tips and tricks for curling your hair instantly.