It may not seem that you could create incredible, sexy waves with your hair by using a flat iron. However, there are some smart styling tips and tricks that you can use in order to create flowing, wonderful waves that can be as loose and incredible as you want, all with the use of a flat iron. Toss that curling iron aside and you too can have great waves that all of your friends will be envious of. They won’t even believe that you used your flat iron to style your hair!
In order to get started, look at the type of flat iron that you have. If you have a flat iron with large plates, you will want to look for a model that has smaller plates, such as an inch or an inch and a half. These smaller flat irons will help you to produce waves or even curls with ease. The larger models will not give you the look of waves or loose curls that you are longing for. In addition to the size of your flat iron, make sure that the plates of your flat iron are rounded off. Having squared off edges on your flat iron can cause you to create a bent look when you are styling your hair.
If you have opted to use a styling spray or some other product with your hair to protect it while styling with heat, be sure that you let your hair dry completely before you section off your hair and using the flat iron. It is difficult to create waves or loose curls with a flat iron if your hair is too damp. Dry hair will yield smooth, luxurious waves or loose curls every time. Once your hair is completely dry, you can then use clips and section off your hair so that you can start from the bottom of your head and work your way up.
Choose the first section of hair that you would like to work with and clamp the flat iron onto the hair halfway down the length. Turn the flat iron in a manner so it ends up directed parallel to the ground. Then, as you apply even tension, you want to pull the flat iron down your hair slowly while keeping it in the turned position. Pull the flat iron all of the way through until your hair releases itself at the end. The result should be a great, bouncy wave. If you find that this wave is not exactly how you wanted it, simply take your flat iron and straighten the piece our again and start over.
Once you have created the perfect wave or loose curl with your flat iron, you can then repeat the same step all throughout your hair until it is finished. You are sure to be amazed at the incredible looks that you can create, all with the help of your flat iron. Any of your friends or people that you talk to about your hair will never believe that you created the style without a curling iron. You can either tell them that you used your flat iron or keep it as your little styling secret!
Finishing off your loose waves with a light hairspray will help to hold the style for much longer. Over spraying your hair with a heavy, wet hairspray can weigh down your hair and undo the waves that you created with your flat iron.