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How Can I Get Curly Hair With My Flat Iron?

Hairstylist Curling Hair of Woman with a Flat Iron

How can I get curly hair like this?

Noreen asks hairstyle blog;


How can I get curly hair with my flat-iron? I have tried a technique I saw in the mall where you put some hair in the flat-iron and turn it over and then pull the hair through, but that didn’t work for me. They make it look so quick and easy to get curly hair this way. Any suggestions?


Get curly hair via flat-iron in 4 easy steps!

Not only can you get curly hair via your flat-iron, but you can achieve lots of volume and shine with it too when you follow these curly hair tips.

Start with a great haircut; long layered haircuts or medium layered haircuts are best in order to give your curls support and your hairstyle a great shape. Curly hair styles like Taylor Swifts, are the ultimate in femininity and always look best when your hair is in great condition. You can get your hair looking its best by giving it what it needs and playing nice with the hot-tools you use.

Tommy Buckett, Sedu Styling Consultant, put together a quick and easy 4 step plan to get the curly hair you want. He uses a Sedu Revolution Shorty Flat-Iron which looks to be about  inch width to get this look.

Practice makes perfect so try it a few times before expecting to get perfect curls! Here are Tommy’s 4 steps, but also watch the video below to see how easy it is!

To get curly hair with your flat-iron:

  1. Start with ?” sections, clip extra hair out-of-the-way
  2. Warm up hair by quickly sliding section through iron
  3. Twist hair around iron and clamp. If ends have a fish-hook, rewrap hair just on ends and turn iron 180 degrees and pull through. For a tighter curl, wrap hair around iron from the base or closer to the scalp.
  4. Loosen up curls with fingers and finish with a lightweight spray

It may sound like an oxymoron but you really can get curly hair with your flat-iron. Once you master the technique . . . you may decide to ditch your curling irons and save yourself a little space.



  1. Sherleen,
    It will work with your curly hair. Use a small amount of smoothing creme and blow dry, using a flat or round brush to get as smooth as possible.
    Then go in and use the steps above to get the most uniform, smooth curl possible.

    Comment by Barb Quinn — August 8, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

  2. will it work with thick curly hair ;; will i have to straighten my hair first
    and how long do you hold the curl for ?

    Comment by sherleen — August 7, 2011 @ 10:55 am

  3. Aren’t some designed so they can double as curling tongs too?

    Comment by Simone — June 10, 2011 @ 10:13 am

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