How to Use A Curling Iron: Follow These Easy Tutorials to Become A Curling Pro in No Time

How to Use A Curling Iron: Follow These Easy Tutorials to Become A Curling Pro in No Time
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SHARE - Without a doubt, the easiest approach to glam up your look is to create voluminous, lustrous, curly hair. However, if you don't have naturally curly hair, using a curling iron or wand to bring curls to life might be a bit of a gamble. There are many hair tutorials out there that show you how to curl hair. In this post, Tripboba created a step-by-step on how to use a curling iron. By the end of this tutorial, you will understand how to create different curls–spiral curls, barrel curls, and everything in-between. Keep scrolling!

How To Use A Curling Iron On Very Short Hair

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You can curl short hair with a wand, flat iron, or curling iron. For all techniques on how to use a curling iron, you will need to start with dry hair.

Step 1. I use a leave-in conditioner and a styling mousse after shampooing.

Step 2. Blow-dry your hair, smoothing it out a little using a round brush.

Step 3. Apply a leave-in serum as a heat-protective layer for the hot tool once your hair is completely dry.

Step 4. Don't forget to use a heat-protecting product on your hair.

A temperature gauge is included with most hot tools. Consider the quality of your hair and the heat setting you'll need to style it when picking the right heat setting. Hair that is difficult to manage or thick will require a higher temperature than light and delicate hair. If your hair is none of these extremes, pre-heating your iron to a medium heat setting (32-degree C) should suffice.

Size matters, so you must find the right-diameter tool for the length of your hair. The curl size and tool size you'll need for your hair length will be determined by the size of the iron. For example, if your hair is 1 inch long, you won't be able to use a wand that is 1 inch or larger.

How To Use A Curling Iron With A Clamp

How To Use A Curling Iron With A Clamp
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If you’re using a traditional curling iron, follow the steps on how to use a curling iron with a clamp below!

Step 1. Grab a strand of hair. Curl one portion of hair at a time. The tighter the curve, the smaller the portion. The looser the curl, the greater the section.

Step 2. Place your curling iron in the desired position. Open your iron clamp, then set it towards the root of your section of hair, hair sandwiched between the open clamp and the iron. Make sure you don't overheat.

Step 3. Close the door and slide it open. Close the clamp lightly, then move it along the hair portion until it reaches the end. Completely close the clamp.

Step 4. Twist, twist, then twist some more. Wrap the length of the part around your curling iron as you twist it up toward your roots. Allow your hair to warm up for 10 to 15 seconds.

Step 5. The final step in using a curling iron with a clamp is to open and release the clamp. Allow the curl you just generated to hang freely by gently opening the clamp and pulling the curling iron from your hair.

How To Use A Triple Barrel Curling Iron

How To Use A Triple Barrel Curling Iron
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How to use a triple barrel curling iron? Here’s how to use a curling iron. It's time to get down to business after spritzing your hair with a heat protectant and sectioning it into controllable pieces. Because this instrument functions differently from a curling iron, it may take some time to get used to it. Tripboba divided into three simple steps:

Step 1. Hold the tool horizontally and press to open the clamp, catching the top of the hair section between the barrels and the clamp.

Step 2. Remove the clamp and keep it in place for a few seconds until you have the required definition.

Step 3. Release the clamp and work your way down the segment. Continue until the entire portion has been waived.

To achieve a runway-ready look, spritz volumizing spray at the roots of your hair after styling for more volume. When you've done all of those stages, you'll be ready to step out with the most enviable waves you've ever seen!

How To Use A Curling Iron On Long Hair

How To Use A Curling Iron On Long Hair
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Step 1. To protect your hair from the heat, sprinkle a vertical part with a thermal heat spray, then uniformly spread the product with a wide-tooth comb. Choose whether you want your hair to curl toward your face or away from your face.

Step 2. While wrapping the part around your curling iron, keep it flat. Keep in mind not to twist your hair around the iron.

Step 3. Continue wrapping the hair around the iron until the ends are reached. Curl only the last 2” or so to achieve a more natural look.

Tip: Smaller parts result in a tighter curl pattern, whereas bigger sections result in a looser curl pattern. Experiment with the size of your portions until you find the curl size that suits you best.


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