Try Different Styling Techniques
ONE: Use Flicks and Curls
There are two prominent methods to curl your hair with a flat iron, namely; Flicks and curls. The two methods are similar with only slight differences. The aim here is to try both and see which is best for you.
- Flicks Method: This requires you begin mid-way down the length of your hair. Using TellGrade Flat Iron Curler, clamp your hair mid-length and turn it back on itself making a half turn. This should form a U-shape with your hair and the flat iron. Hold the flat iron at that half-turn angle, then the slowly start moving the iron down your hair shaft till you reach the tip of your hair. Note that the faster you move the flat iron down your hair, the less pronounced the resulting flick will be, so for bigger flicks slow down your pull on the iron.
- Curls Method: Here you start as close as possible to the base of your hair without burning your self. Clamp your TellGrade flat iron close on a section of your hair and turn it half clockwise similar to the flicks method, now run your flat iron slowly down the entire length of your hair. Similar to the flicks the slower you run your flat iron down the length of your hair the more closely packed the resulting curl will be making your curl look tighter, the reverse is also true to result in gentler curls.
TWO: Make Your Curls More Pronounced
To get more pronounced curls, turn your hair straightener a full circle, rather than half. To get more ringlet type circular curl results, you have to rotate the iron with your clamped hair a full turn, turning your hair over with it in a loop. This is going further than the flicks and curls methods were you just rotated the flat iron hair straightener a half turn.
Remember, how much of a turn you make all depends on how you like your hair and the results your pursuing. Its best to test different cycles and see what works best for you.
THREE: Experiment To Find What Works For You
Rotating your flat iron, in half or a full-rotation, creates a situation were you can turn your flat iron under and around or you have to go over and around. Any way you go is correct with the only impact, being the reverse or change in angle of your resulting curl or wave. You’ll have to choose which is best for you.
- Consistency: Its necessary to be consistent to maintain symmetry between curls of each hair layer. Note that when you switch hands you also switch resulting curl directions, too.
- Style: Alternating curl directions can sometimes look great when done well and intentionally but this must also be done in a consistent pattern all through.
FOUR: Try Old School
You might want to go old school flat waves. To achieve this, clamp your TellGrade flat iron straightener down on a section of hair and turn it up in a half turn. After this, clamp the next hair section with your flat iron and turn it down a half turn. This technique results in flat waves, similar to a finger wave.
NOTE: The difference between flat waves and curls is that for flat waves you clamp down on the entire length of hair but with curling, you curl at the top and then slowly drag your flat iron down as if curling a ribbon