I accidentally figured out how to curl my hair with my straightener when I went a little crazy trying to flip it out once, but it was a mistake that became a style I wear on a regular basis. When I use a curling iron, my hair usually falls into soft waves. In this style, the loose curls hold for much longer, and I don't even need to use hairspray. It's a lot easier than it looks, and it's faster for me than using a curling iron. All it takes is just takes a few easy steps!

Before you start: This technique works best when done with a 1-inch flat iron. I use this one, if you're curious. This style can be done on any hair type, dried naturally or with a blow dryer.
Step 1: Divide hair and take a .5 to 1-inch strand to style. 
Step 2: Clamp hair in the flat iron as if straightening it. Drag down piece of hair until you reach the point that you want the strand to start curling.
Step 3: While still clamped, take the flat iron and flip it 180º at the point you want the curl to start.
Step 4: Continue to drag iron down strand of hair with the straightener still flipped all the way down the entire strand.
Tip 1: Once you flip the straightener, you might have to use your other hand to feed the rest of the strand through the flat iron to make sure it doesn't run off the heated plates. 
Tip 2: The slower you drag the straightener down a strand, the tighter the curl will be. 
Tip 3: Separate different sized strands for a more natural curled look.
Repeat on your whole head, and you'll be left with loose curls.
I like this option because I only need one tool to produce multiple styles. Next time you need to dress up an outfit, consider using your straightener for these loose curls.
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06/08/2012 1:15am

I love it! I am going to try next time I use my straightener! Thank you for sharing =)

10/29/2012 1:41pm

I don't know if this will work with my hair. I have long, thick, and very straight hair . Usually it doesn't curl ! It also will take very long for me to curl, and even then it falls flat very easily . Do you think this will work with my hair ?

11/13/2012 10:11pm

yes it will work. my hair is pretty long and very thick, it is also very sick. My hair would not hold a curl for anything unless it was completely stiff with hairspray. Now that i use my straightener i barely spray any hairspray at all! I use day old hair because it works better personally. I still shower and get my hair wet just don't put any shampoo or conditioner in it! hope this helps!((:

11/23/2012 11:47pm

I have the exact same problem. Whenever I curl my hair , I always use this method. It's actually the first time I've seen it online. My hair never curls with a curling iron but this always works for me!

Lilaay ♡
11/27/2012 4:57am

use curling cream , it helps make it bouncy and obviously curlier it works on all types ..they have it everywhere just look closely in the hair section at your local store c:

Gitte T
12/01/2012 1:12am

Yes it can still work on thick straight hair. You will need a professional flat iron that gets really hot. My favorite (I am a stylist) is the Chi flat iron. You can get them at target for around $129. Blow or air dry hair and use a thermal spray to protect and help hold curl. Spray thermal spray (I like Redken's Iron Silk) on each section as you go rather then spraying on your whole head in the beginning. Use smaller sections for more curl and better hold. It takes more patience but it will work. Put your hair up on the top of your head with a scrunchie at night to keep the curls pretty for the next day(s). Remember don't wash hair every day if you don't have to. Your hair will love you for it :)

12/10/2012 2:28pm

I have very thick heavy hair and this works for me. My hairdresser has been doing this for years on mines and lasts all day with some product. It does take ages to do though but it's worth it for that special occasion

Chelsey (:
12/31/2012 1:01am

My Hair doesn't ever hold a curl. It always falls out, no matter how much hair spray and what not i use. I started curling my hair with a straightener and it hold everytime, without hairspray or anything. (:

12/31/2012 3:35pm

No matter how curl resistant your hair is, it can hold a curl. The most important step in this case is PRODUCT. Use one that promotes hold and that can be applied to damp hair and blow dried in. I personally like Kevin Murphy products very much (check out his website for tutorials on how to use use all of his products)

01/03/2013 11:23pm

yes it will you might need a little hair spray,but my hair is exactly like yours, would never curl, straight,thick and long and it makes the best curls on my hair.

Haleigh(You know me(:
01/09/2013 11:03pm

Yeah this will work on you hair. It will be much easier if you just wash your hair and don't do anything to it. Just have I natural to start with.

01/20/2013 11:34pm

I have horse hair as I like to call it thick frizzy unmanageable hair and it work's just fine it is an old trick. The. Tighter u clamp the tighter curl

01/21/2013 12:10pm

I also have very straight thick hair that doesn't hold curl well and this works for me. It is the only way I have found that will make my hair hold curl. Mine stays even without and product in it.

01/24/2013 8:16pm

I'm pretty positive if you use a Remington wand at full temp. It would definitely hold a curl!:)

01/25/2013 11:14am

I've been using my flat iron to curl my hair for years now. I have very thick hair, that used to be very long! My hair didn't really hold curl well, but the flat iron curls WORK WELL! I usually spray my hair down with a heat protector styling spray before I blow dry... That gives just enough product to really make the curls hold. My hair is shorter now but will hold curl for days if I don't wash it. Also, my daughter's hair is very long, thick, and never held curl from a curling iron, but her hair holds these curls!! Good luck!

02/03/2013 9:32am

It will. I have really straight hair and thick like yours mine won't curl with a curling iron but works great with a flat iron!

02/06/2013 1:42am

I too have very long thick hair thaat is naturally straight , and my hair curls like a dream this way ! It took me a bit to get the Han of it so maybe try on a day when you have nothing going on :)

02/14/2013 10:59pm

I have naturally curly hair. I straighten my hair, and then next day I can use my straightener with this method to make these curls. One tool, many looks :)

02/20/2013 8:35pm

I have the same type of hair. I have done this before and it works great!

03/20/2013 7:35am

you never know until you try!

04/06/2013 11:13am

I have the same type of hair and this works every time without hairspray.

04/12/2013 10:24pm

It does! My hair is the same way, I couldn't pay my hair to stay curled and we did this for my wedding and it stayed for two days!

04/22/2013 3:52pm

I have long think straight hair and I did this and it worked really good!! So it will deffinetly work!! :))

04/28/2013 5:53pm

No curling iron has ever worked in my hair and with the straightner my curls last all day.

05/08/2013 6:51pm

Hekko :) I use my straightener to curl my hair alm of the time. Yes it will work on your hair but you will need to use it in thinner sections. Hope you like it

05/12/2013 1:47pm

It will my hair is the same way

05/18/2013 10:11pm

I have tried this so many times n for some reason it's just not working! I have naturally curly hair but not the really pretty kind. From a distance it looks like a small fuzz ball half the time. I am dieing for pretty curly hair. Y won't it work?!

05/20/2013 12:49pm

Use a strong and long lasting hairspray to hold the curls, and spray each layer when finished

05/29/2013 7:04pm

Yes. I tried it , my hair it down to my butt and it is like yours and it worked.

06/12/2013 1:31pm

It will work because my hair is the Same way and and u tried it

06/17/2013 4:13pm

I have the same thickness and length problem. Try curling it when its dirtyer that way it holds better

06/18/2013 1:10pm

Hair that doesn't curl or curls and straightens quickly is lacking protein. Use a good protein shampoo and conditioner and a preheat smoothing lotion. It was protect your hair from the heat and the lotion will keep the curl lasting longer. Flat irons are typically hotter than curling irons, so you should get a better result

06/22/2013 11:57pm

Another great iron is a Herstyler. That's what I use. It has a temperature setting and doesn't cause damage to your hair!

06/28/2013 11:20am

Yes it will! I have stick straight hair that just doesn't curl. I tried and it def takes practice but it works! I found a hairspray that works amazingly! Try- Stay by Kenneth's Hair Salon & Day Spa. I spritz my hair lightly before curling and lightly after curling and my hair will stayed curled all day, can sleep on it, and will last most of the next day! Works great!! Hope this helped!

Katy kastning
07/18/2013 10:48am

I think it will work my hair is like that two and it works for me!! :)

07/27/2013 8:07pm

Yes this should work. I have the same problem as you do. Just give yourself some extra time (30 min. Maybe more If you think its needed). It is amazing :) my hair stayed curly all day!

07/29/2013 4:51pm

Omg this is so me! My hair is super thick and straight and the curls don't pick up with a straighter..it only works with wand

08/04/2013 7:02pm

My hair never curled and then I started trying styling musse while my hair is wet. Try that.

10/13/2013 11:37am

Try the sock bun for curls. I love this one the most. (DO this on hair that is almost completely dry.) Flip your hair over your head and gather into a high ponytail (on top of your head). Use an old sock that has the toes cut off. Start at the end of the ponytail and roll it through the sock until it looks like a bun. I secure it with bobby pins. I do this before going to bed or early in the morning if going out at night. The tighter you roll it the tighter the curls. I use a light amount of hair spray on the bun. My hair is permed so the curls last me 2 days. Good luck!! look up Sock Buns on Pinterest or Youtube videos for help.

11/22/2012 1:48pm

its sooo cute im tryin this right now:{D>

01/26/2013 7:47pm

I have a Paul Mitchell and its not really round but more of a square round. Will it work with that??? I have tried with the Chi put it pulls my hair out... Am I doing something wrong???

06/17/2013 4:18pm

If you keep steadily pulling it down at a constant rate it should work, try not to stop and go and stop and go while you curl and it should work:)

03/07/2013 8:56pm

Me too its much esasier then a curling iron

06/15/2013 5:03pm

Omg I tried it and it works amazing I never got my curls like this before!!!:)

06/10/2012 11:13pm

I NEVER thought my hair could curl... I bought every curler and every product but I can't believe it works and its that easy! Thank you so much! Hope in my hair has be restored!

06/23/2012 4:11pm

love this! doing it before I go out tonight!

06/24/2012 6:17am

Ok so i dont get it. When i flip the straightner do i loop the hair inside the straightner so the hair is wrapped around the inside of it? Or do i wrap ot around the whole straightner? The picture above is a little confusing with the instructions, because it doesnt say anywhere to wrap the hair around inside the straightner yet she has hers wrapped inside of it..,

06/24/2012 12:02pm

you don't wrap the hair at all. Once you flip the straightener, the hair automatically wraps around one side of the flat iron, you don't have to do any extra work except possibly making sure the strand of hair stays on the plates as you continue to drag the straightener down your hair.

06/26/2012 3:01pm

Do you flip the straightener under (towards your face) or flip it out?

11/20/2012 5:19pm

Do you have a video of this because I am kind of confused as well...

06/25/2012 9:32am

no u dont when u get to the spot u want to start at u will turn the straightener 180 degrees meaning like flip it and then continue sliding it down ur hair while the straightener is flipped :) i do this alot so if that was kinda confusing sorry!

06/28/2012 12:22am

If you want your curls to stand out, flip the straightener towards your face/away from your face with every other curl you do. If you do every curl the same direction, they start to stick together and aren't as obvious. It's your preference!

08/29/2012 4:32pm

It's a lot like how you curl a ribbon with scissors....same concept..

09/17/2012 11:42pm

Thank you! Putting it that way made it much easier for me to understand :)

09/27/2012 6:39am

Perfect way to describe it! Thanks for that tip!

10/06/2012 1:48am

very helpfull...thnks

10/11/2012 4:11pm

This explanation made it "click" for me. Thanks :)

10/30/2012 7:10pm

Awesome that explained it!!

11/02/2012 1:22pm

"ahhhhh, I get it" perfect way to describe it thanks!

08/02/2013 6:55pm

Thats exactly how I thought of it!

09/09/2012 12:54pm

You just keep going down with straightner but as u keep going down also twist the straightner...

09/22/2012 7:01pm

Just flip it and drag down hair. No wrapping needed. Just make sure your hair does not slip out as you do it.

10/17/2012 12:05am

You take the hair and clamp it in the straightener like you were going to straighten it, but then you tilt the straightener 180(half a circle) in any direction you want.. In the picture I believe she tilted it in, toward her for the 180 degrees

10/18/2012 8:48am

To get yours looking like that don't flip the hair over the straightener, you have to flip the straightener it's self. Your hair will be like that after. I was little confused on it too.

12/17/2012 4:30pm

Ok, so I don't feel so stupid now because I couldn't figure this out haha. I'm just not "getting it"... Is there a video?

03/23/2013 6:40pm

All you do is flip your hair you don't wrap it at all… hope this helped(:

07/09/2013 3:43pm

Conair now has a tool made for doing this!
I use mine as both a straightener & a curler!

06/24/2012 12:02pm

Great idea! I love my looong hair but sometimes it's so boring.

07/28/2012 7:45pm

Mine too!

08/09/2012 12:11pm


Suchee I. Saldivar
06/25/2012 8:23am

just tried awhile ago... not yet satisfied with the result :-) I need to practice more...

06/25/2012 10:55am

Try flipping the straightener a full 360 degrees so that the end of your hair is now facing down and your hair will be wrapped fully around the straightener. Then just pull gently as if straightening your hair but hold onto the end of the strand to guide it through. I also like to rotate my wrist (in the same direction as when you flipped it) at the very end to make a tighter curl on the ends.

07/16/2012 2:59pm

i have just recently discovered how to curl my hair with my straightener.. i have done it the past several days i used to use a 1/2" curling rod but my hair has gotten longer and is too long for it so i use my 1" straightener.. the hardest part for me is curling the right side of my head bc i have to turn the straightener a different way to get the curls to turn away from my face.. also if you start curling at different points of your hair and curl them in different directions it will create a fuller curler look..

06/25/2012 9:32am

Do you flip the straightener up or down? Or is that personal preference depending on the direction you want the curl to go? Thanks!

06/25/2012 10:06pm

You always flip it up but the direction of the curl depends if you flip it under, towards your face or out and away from your face (like in the picture).

06/17/2013 4:27pm

Which ever you prefer. Up should make the curls away from your face and down should make them opposite

06/26/2012 3:07pm

Love this!

06/27/2012 4:43pm


06/27/2012 9:57pm

I've been curling my hair with a flat iron for over 3 years now and I would say that I have "mastered" the art of curling. I have found that when I want tighter curls, I put my flat iron on the highest setting to give it more of a hold. Whenever I want loose waves, I lower the temperature so they fall out a bit. Also, I hold my flat iron vertically, as opposed to horizontally like a curling iron, and twist it away from my face to curl my hair. I'll have to try holding it this way to see if it yields different results!

Ashlyn Crimm
06/27/2012 11:34pm

I haven't tried this yet but how well does it hold? My hair is extremely straight and does not hold anything... I love curls but it only stays for like an hour!!!

07/06/2012 9:34pm

This works on my fine thin hair wonderfully!!! And it is still curly the next day! Makes for a cute ponytail!

07/16/2012 3:01pm

it should hold the curl all day if you use the straightener on the highest heat setting.. also try spray a little bit of hair spray on your curls .. some that is humidity resistant so that the hot muggy air outside wont ruin your curls

07/16/2012 9:50pm

Flat ion curls hold great, I have long thick curly hair that frizzes all the time I got my hair flat iron curled for my sisters wedding and it looked great and held the curls all day.

08/21/2012 12:26pm

My hair also will not hold a curl with a curling iron BUT it will hold with a flat iron. Not sure why (maybe the heat is higher). I don't even need hairspray.

10/13/2012 12:04pm

My hair also doesn't hold curl very well/very long, it's thick and heavy. I use a bit of product first, on dry/very slightly damp hair. If its too damp it won't hold for me. Then use flat iron on med/high so I don't burn my hair. I do each curl in opposite direction because I like the definition. Like stated above, if you curl in the same direction, the curls will eventually all blend together. I end up with a few huge rolls of hair and I don't care for that look. When I'm done I spray the whole thing and it lasts all day/night. Sometimes I don't use any product, the curls eventually fall out but it still has nice waves. Tip- don't pause anywhere, you will end up with a crease, keep moving (slowly for tighter curls) all the way to the end.

06/28/2012 11:22pm

How do you avoid the crease at the top of the curl?

06/30/2012 4:46pm

If you follow the directions, it says to start straight, and then flip the curling iron. There shouldn't be a crease unless you stop for a moment. If your iron is set on a very high temperature, it takes less time to crease when you stop. Just try to keep it moving, even if it's slow, just don't stop. Remember, heat doesn't MAKE your hair behave. Heat is the process of making your hair maneuverable, it's how it cools off, that changes how your hair turns out. Don't damage your hair :)

03/16/2013 8:33pm

I like to gently loosen up on my grip and allow the straightener to open ever so slightly as I twist otherwise I get creases no matter how fast I twist.

06/29/2012 1:09am

I tried this and it worked beautifully for the bottom sections of my hair, but once I got to the top it just straightened the hair. Is there any reason for this?

07/01/2012 2:49am

Try starting from the top and curling down. Thats what i do and it works good for me!

06/29/2012 10:52am

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to go try it now! By the way, you have beautiful hair -- such a lovely natural colour!

07/01/2012 2:47am

I Put mine up at the top of my hair and twist it down through my hair. Works good either way! Love this technique!

07/01/2012 5:25am

Great tutorial! I love waves with a straightener - looks beautiful!

07/02/2012 12:35am

I have wavy hair & i can never keep curl in it for longer then an hour & straightening it only looks good for so long. So excited to try this tomorrow! Thanks for sharing :)

07/02/2012 10:29pm

I have coarse, curly hair that I wear short. For my son's wedding I went to get my hair done, and she flatiron/curled it. It stayed for several days. It was my best hair day ever!

07/13/2012 12:49pm

My stylist for my brother's wedding did the same thing. I must say, I think I looked better than the bride because my curls stayed put in the humid Georgia weather!

09/12/2012 12:13pm

What flat iron do you use? I have coarse curly hair and need a good recomendation..Thanks :)

07/02/2012 11:28pm

I was matron of honor at my sisters wedding & one of her bridesmaids did this for me, I have long, coarse, wavy hair. I tried to watch what she did but never could recreate it, thanks for this tutorial! Hopefully with some practice I can master this for myself!

07/03/2012 12:11pm

cant wait to try this!!

follow each other??? xxo!

07/07/2012 11:00pm

this is FANTASTIC :) thanks for posting!

07/15/2012 8:44pm

Thanks for sharing!

07/19/2012 5:48pm

This look is super cute, but a heads up!!!! If your hair is DAMAGED ( extremely dry, bleached, etc.) Don't do this, especially don't spray hairspray on it and then try it. The high heat (over 350º) will FRY your hair and cause breakage

07/21/2012 10:21pm

Be careful though! I used this method for a long time and have loved the curls! But I left the curling iron on too long and fried my hair.. Sadly. So make sure you use heat protectant! And if you leave it on too long it will smell like a perm.. So be careful!

07/22/2012 2:46pm

SO COOL!!!!:)

07/27/2012 6:03pm

I've tried this so many times and everytime only the end curls!! HELP!

08/02/2012 3:23am

Love it- I have been doing this for 6 years and it is the only way I curl my hair- I have a ceramic styling iron -Corioliss- it is the best!

08/04/2012 12:01pm

I don't know what I am doing wrong.. I follow step for step and I get absolutely NOTHING in the way of curls... the most I achieve is crease lines in my once straight hair :o( My hair can curl just fine with an iron or rollers so I'm not sure what the issue could be.. any pointers to elaborate on this tutorial at all??? I even tried the 360 instead of 180 and still nothing... so frustrated!

08/09/2012 11:27am

Carolyn- it could be the straightener (narrow, rounded ceramic plates at 200 degrees celsius works best) or your hair type. I find it doesn't always work as well with really smooth shiny hair. Try not to pull your hair too tightly as you guide the straightener along, otherwise it might straighten instead of curl. The trick is to make sure it is twisted into a curl as it cools. I like to twist the hot curl around my fingers immediately after it drops from the straightener (make sure you twist in in the right direction). I twirl my fingers around the strand to help define and smooth the curl. You only have a few seconds to do this while the hair is hot and mouldable. You can also hold it in a tight curl in your hand until it cools. With some hair types, the hair is heavy enough that it might stretch the curl out while it is still hot unless you give the curl a bit of encouragement by twisting it through your fingers.

If you want waves instead of curls, only flip the straighter 180 degrees and catch the end of the curl and hold it before it has the chance to twist into a curl form.

09/06/2012 3:02pm

I know exactly what you mean, I used to have the same problem. But I realised I was doing it wrong. Just tiiiiny details. Don't clamp down on the iron, just hold the hair really lightly between the plates. And the trick is to go really, i mean really, slow. I also found it helped when I took the hair and sort of whipped it over the iron when doing the 180. You go down like straightening, then turn the iron 180 and let your hair go/put your hair the same way, so it forms an U, with the iron in the "bottom" of the U, your head at one end of the U, and your ends at the other end.

07/02/2013 12:14am

try to adjust the temperature of your flat iron. if that doesnt work try not to put as much pressure if you have thin hair and the opposite for thick hair.

08/04/2012 11:24pm

Does this work just as well for short hair?

08/06/2012 2:44pm

Thanks sooo much for this tutorial. My friend does this all the time and it blows my mind that she does it with a straightener. Can I do this even though my hair is dyed??? or will it ruin my hair???

08/07/2012 2:43am

Carolyn- it could be the straightener (narrow, rounded ceramic plates at 200 degrees celsius works best) or your hair type. I find it doesn't always work as well with really smooth shiny hair. Try not to pull your hair too tightly as you guide the straightener along, otherwise it might straighten instead of curl. The trick is to make sure it is twisted into a curl as it cools. I like to twist the hot curl around my fingers immediately after it drops from the straightener (make sure you twist in in the right direction). I twirl my fingers around the strand to help define and smooth the curl. You only have a few seconds to do this while the hair is hot and mouldable. You can also hold it in a tight curl in your hand until it cools. With some hair types, the hair is heavy enough that it might stretch the curl out while it is still hot unless you give the curl a bit of encouragement by twisting it through your fingers. 

If you want waves instead of curls, only flip the straighter 180 degrees and catch the end of the curl and hold it before it has the chance to twist into a curl form. 

08/08/2012 7:07pm

thank you so much for the tips, very useful, imma try this with my karmin g3 , makes amazing curls. :)

08/16/2012 5:51pm

I am a licensed hairstylist (with extremely straight, stubborn hair) and while the flat iron curls give the best result for all types, please know the MOST common cause of damage I see, is that someone didn't understand the heat settings on their flat iron. It isn't different then a regular iron-- put a iron on cotton setting onto synthetic fabric, it melts. Higher heat is for courser, curlier hair. If your hair is naturally straight or has medium to course texture, always use a medium to low setting!

08/21/2012 11:04pm

I tried this and I have hair that is very easy to curl it worked when a hairstylist did it on me...my hair just gets wound so tightly it's hard to drag it down... What am I doing wrong? I ended up pulling my hair out of my head and burning my hand!

09/06/2012 2:57pm

You're holding too tight... You don't need to clamp down, like you do when flattening the hair. It's more important to go sloooow, than hard. If you do it real slow, it will curl, even if the hair is just "lying" between the plates.

09/03/2012 11:02pm

I literally just got up and tried this, loved the curl that I got but I also ended up with a crease line where I started the curl...is there any way to remedy this? I have a babyliss pro nano titanium 1" straightener.

09/07/2012 8:55am

If you look at the two pictures that are posted she is actually only flipping the flat iron 90 degrees........

09/29/2012 11:41pm

yes i also was thinking the same

10/11/2012 8:45am

oh i get it CCN !!!!!! it is actually 180 degree angle if you practically do it by looking closely at both pics.........
she is holding the flat iron horizontly and after flipping it the upper side of iron become down and down side become up........:-) :-) :-)

09/10/2012 10:15am

I wish this worked on my hair :( It just ends up getting straighter and doesn't curl at all.

09/30/2012 3:21pm

Same here, my hair is very hard to curl with a curling iron also. My mom is a hair stylist and she can get my hair to curl but it only stays an hour or so... I wish this worked

11/04/2012 1:32am

Me too I just tried this and it work okay... I think i just need practice because the curls were loose! But it was easier than doing it with a curling iron and faster too!

09/16/2012 12:32pm

This really worked!

Aaron Marie
09/21/2012 10:48am

My husband loves my hair styled like this! Thanks for the tip! :-)

10/01/2012 3:50pm

I'm going to try this! Thanks!

10/02/2012 3:02am

I came over from Pinterest because I wanted to see how to curl hair with a hair flat iron!
I use a hair straightener but never thought to curl it - cant wait to try this style - its gorgeous :)

10/02/2012 9:10pm

Ok so I had heard about using ur flat iron to curl ur hair but I never thought that it would actually work on my hair becuz my hair is so stubborn and won't curl to save my life. I just tried it and it worked. I would like a tighter curl though but now that I know it works and can keep practicing and get it the way I want it. This just made my day. I used to have to put my hair in hot sticks and wear them over night to get wavy hair. Love love love this. Thanks!!

10/03/2012 2:11am

Does this technique work on a dual straightner/curlinging iron?

10/05/2012 1:40pm

hey i tried this... and got it to work PERFECTLY on one side... and the other side, no matter which way i turned it, it wouldn't work. at all!!!

i have no idea why.

10/24/2012 11:50pm

So what if your hair is very straight on top, but very very curly underneath?

10/28/2012 2:56pm

I think I might have been doing it wrong because all that happened was I got a weird bump where I flipped the flat iron... I made sure the hair didn't slip out and all that. I think I might try it once I get my hair cut though. It's thick and stubborn.

10/28/2012 5:37pm

Thanks so much I have been trying to figure out how to do this for awhile now.

11/14/2012 10:19pm

awesome hair

11/18/2012 6:31pm

Does this only work on curved iron plates?

11/19/2012 1:52pm

Does this work if your hair is like down to your knees? lol

08/18/2013 10:45pm

HAHAHA^^ that was cute Haven! :p

11/20/2012 9:38pm

I have curly frizzy hair and I did it like u said but it still doesn't work....any suggestions? Thanks!

11/22/2012 12:21am

I really don't understand but I want to! Can you have a video of this?

11/22/2012 12:29am

I am going to try this!!!

11/27/2012 8:55pm

can it bedone with a 2 inch straightener? thx :)

12/08/2012 9:49pm

Thanks so much for posting this! I have really thick course hair and this technique works perfectly! I just need to practice a little more to make it look natural.

12/17/2012 5:04pm

Thanks from a dinosaur stylist trying to learn all the new tricks!

12/21/2012 3:42am

Would it work with my 2 inch Sedu?? That's all I have...... My fingers are crossed!

12/23/2012 8:48pm

I'm not sure I understand how to wrap it around. Any help??

12/25/2012 5:28pm

OMG this is the coolest trick ever. So easy and so quick! I don't have a curling iron and suck at using them, so I was intrigued to try this. Worked great! Some thoughts: close but don't squeeze the straightener; go slower than you would normally (or well, I needed to slow down); if it doesn't work, try going slower or using a thinner/smaller section; if you put some product on first, the curls are tighter (at least they were for me). My mom, sister, and friends are jealous!

12/26/2012 10:09pm

Okay I don't understand, do u just flip the starightenior over the hair???

12/27/2012 3:22pm

i tried this a million times and i still cant get a curl ! :( i am getting very frustrated lolol

01/09/2013 4:16pm

It's like when you use scissors on a ribbon...same effect :)

01/11/2013 9:55pm

Flipping the straightener twice works even better!!! Hugs from Argentina.

01/13/2013 3:04pm

omg!! i could never curl my hair until now!!! :)

01/29/2013 8:27pm

Omg can't wait 2 try. Thx!!!!!

02/02/2013 2:35pm

This does work. A friend showed me this trick a while back because my hair is stick straight and won't curl with a curling iron or scrunch! But it takes me only 20 minutes to curl with my straightener and holds all day!

02/03/2013 11:51pm

It really works my daughter does this for me I just can't get the hang of it.

02/04/2013 11:23am

This tutorial was exactly what I needed to be able to use the flat iron to curl my hair! Thank you so much for posting it!!! I did it yesterday and my hair has never looked better, I LOVED it. I’ve tried so many other ways to curl it with the flat iron and I would mess up and ruin the look and get frustrated but this method is so easy you can’t mess up = )

02/06/2013 11:49pm

I have fine hair but a ton of it! My stylist used this on me once and it's all I've done since. I love the curls and they hold a ton better!!!!!

02/07/2013 5:56pm

Just tried this and loved it! I have thicker hair, and it worked great for me! I've tried curling irons hundreds of times, but never can get it to work!! This, however, is perfect!

02/08/2013 2:31pm

This does not work. Tried it multiple times using the instructions, no success :( Just got a weird kink in my hair

02/08/2013 2:53pm

I don't understand why this won't ever work for my hair. I'll get like 2 strands to work and then then the rest won't take and all they do is straighten my hair and then it's all over, no chance of getting it to try and curl again. And it's not just your technique, it's every flat iron version I've tried. I guess I'll have to stick to a curling iron. :(

02/12/2013 9:34pm

I've been doing this for the last three years. Before that my hair would not hold a curl for anything. It works on ALL hair types. I have friends with really really thick hair and we managed to do their hair too...it just takes longer.

02/16/2013 8:32am

Great tip! I knew this was possible, but never sure how to do it! Thanks! :)

02/17/2013 6:37pm

I tried and it didn't work for me. Do you flip upside down or to the side?

02/19/2013 7:23pm

OHH MY; I tried this right after I straightened my hair & I'm so surprised at how great it worked! I cant believe I never thought of it. I have a textured shoulderlength bob, naturally curly frizzy hair, and it looked great(: Thank you for sharing!!

03/11/2013 1:30pm

I have tried so many curling tricks and this is the only one that worked

03/11/2013 2:29pm

Please put a video of this, I do not quite understand what you mean by flip. I get everything else. Thanks! Peace out

03/19/2013 7:00pm

i still dont understand how to do this.... my hair ends up straight with a crease when i do it how i think this is telling me to...if anyone has another link to a tutorial, mabey a video could help lol please help :P

03/26/2013 6:46pm


04/16/2013 7:38pm

This looks like something I might want to try, so I just wanted to make sure you don't need a flat iron that gets hot on the outside, that you can just use a regular flat iron? Thanks!

04/17/2013 1:08pm

It just kinks my hair with my straightener! I use a Chi! I don't think it's made for curling.. plus it kind of snagged my hair out.

what a bummer!

04/17/2013 4:42pm

This seems to easy to be true. I will have to give it a try

anella monacell
04/27/2013 11:02am

I love this method. I use it it in the shop. pretreat the hair with any pre heat harit treatment. fructease has one on the market. Paul Mitchell curling irons are a bit pricy, but they are great.

04/28/2013 12:39pm

i have a conair infinity straitener. it also has a sort of sqaure shape to it, so it isnt round. could i still use this technique to curl my hair with this straitener?

05/05/2013 4:42pm

I don't really understand the instructions...I'm sure it's just me because it seems like a lot of other people are getting it, but does anyone have a video tutorial that may make it easier to understand?

05/14/2013 2:05am

I fully don't understand this... I've tried it a couple times but all it doe is straighten my hair leaving it a tad crimped? What am I doing wrong?!

05/14/2013 9:12pm

For some reason it just won't work for me

05/16/2013 7:13pm

my hair is very long and straight. i have never been able to get ti to curl. but i tried this and it stayed in all day. i love it. thankyou so much to whoever posted this. this made me feel included when all my friends curl their hair. THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!!

Ashley Riley
05/20/2013 9:43pm

I have hair a little past shoulders and have a regular chi flatiron. Will it work for me

05/22/2013 9:56pm

This is awsome looks so chic and classic I do This all the time

05/31/2013 3:17pm

I tried this on vacation and it is awesome. I flipped the straightener both directions and the curls/ waves turned out beautifully. I have long, heavy straight hair....this amazed me. Thanks so much!

Bobbie joe
06/02/2013 1:39pm

Does it work on short hair as well?

06/13/2013 11:58am

It's just like using scissors to curl a ribbon! Same theory applies!

06/13/2013 7:37pm

Cool! Will definitely try this!

06/14/2013 9:57am

To the girl asking about the Sedu straightening iron...I have the 1" and I can barely get it to work. If you notice, the Chi is rounded on top. The Sedu is more flat. I haven't much luck. I realized while reading the comments that this is why. I have a Chi at my mom's. I will have to experiment.

06/16/2013 5:41pm

My hair never curled when I tried this before. Then I started using no heat curls. Every time I use this method or with a curling iron my curls magically stay in my hair all day. I also use Its a 10 and it makes my curls stay in a lot better too!

Chloe R.
06/20/2013 5:53pm

Tried this before and doesn't work. Don't listen to this and just use a regular curling iron or wand!

06/21/2013 12:22am

It works wonders on short hair! Mine was always hard to curl with a curling iron but this worked amazingly on my hair giving me soft loose curls that stayed for a looooong time!

06/22/2013 11:48am

I don't get how she flipped the flat iron. I tired it once and got a messy wavy type thing!

06/25/2013 10:21pm

It may work for some people but not for me
I have shoulder length baby fine thick hair ... Like really thick . It's like parts are wavy parts are stick straight and some are ringlet curls ... Pretty annoying !
I tried rhi lots of times with different methods and got the same product .. Fizzy poofyness ... It might just be my hair though
My cousin on the other hand
Who has short ( like ear length ) layerd baby fine thin hair
Stick straight and it worked ok .. Kind of
The first time it turned out looking somewhere between ' o my goodness Einstein hair ' to ' i just got hit by a tornado '
The next time it was another story
It came out with some ringlets but mostly just waves ... It was actually VEARY pretty ... Until we let it sit
It kind if poofed .... Like bad
Maybe because we didnt use hair spray or anything
Over all I really don't know ! It may work and it may not . Thanks for the AWSOME tutorial!!

07/08/2013 3:07pm

This is good, but the instructions were difficult. and I really want those curls :?Can anyone help?

07/22/2013 8:46pm

Still don't get the hang of how to do it..... wish I did my hair is think an its hard to part it an some peices are shorter than others. Its just not turning out right..

07/26/2013 11:43pm

It's amazing I have short hair and it works great I always wanted curly hair now I have it

07/27/2013 11:12pm

I have tried this and for some reason it is not working for me. I have thin long hair.

08/08/2013 1:55pm

I am so trying this. The convince of not having to buy so may stylers and do different styles. Thanks.

08/27/2013 2:52pm

Great idea i will try right after i finnish writing my comment. but taking it down slowly will also burn the hair, so we'll have to protect the hair by other chemicals. Thanks for the tip!!

Cheetatoes 28
09/02/2013 9:25pm

I want to try this so bad

09/10/2013 9:14pm

I tried it and it really work thanks for the tip

11/16/2013 11:56am

I still don't get it. I'm trying it right now and the directions make no sense. Flip the straightener 180 degrees then just pull it straight down, or continue flipping it? It's just making a messing straight piece of hair. Some PLEASE explain this to me better because this tutorial is HORRIBLE!


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