How to Curl Hair with Flat Iron Straightener

How to Curl Hair with Flat Iron Straightener
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How to Curl With a Flat Iron Straightener?

Hair  Curl­ing with a flat  iron straight­en­er can be a work of art if you look at it from our per­spec­tive. For you to make full and boun­cy curls that don’t end up look­ing like ringlets, take some ded­i­ca­tion and prac­tice. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, this tech­nique can help you achieve beach curls that look and red-car­pet wor­thy every time. Fol­low our easy to use and learn how to get those beau­ti­ful curls you’ve always dreamed of.

Straight­en & Curl Hair Styling

Preparing To Curl Your Hair With a Flat Iron Hair Straightener

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ONE: Start with Hair Clean and Dry.

It is nec­es­sary to start with well cleaned and . Ensure your hair has been washed at least with­in past 24 hrs and prop­er­ly dried. This is because the more damp or wet your hair is the more dif­fi­cult it will be to curl and dirty hair wont hold shape for long either. 

NOTE:  If you use a blow-dry­er try to use a hair mousse. This would give your hair extra vol­ume and make it look more full and thick as you curl and style.

Hair Mousse With Promising Results

TWO: Curl Hair With The Right Flat Iron Straightener

 For best results and ease of styling, your hair straight­en­er should between about 1 to 2 inch­es (2.5 to 5 cm) in width from its plate to the han­dle and come with round­ed edges so it can form smooth curls eas­i­ly.

This is also nec­es­sary so you can hold and work with the iron for longer with­out pains and fatigue.

  • Ensure you’re using a good flat iron straight­en­er. The best Flat Irons make your work faster, deliv­er smoother hair curls and do lit­tle or no dam­age to your hair unlike the poor-qual­i­ty irons. The qual­i­ty of iron you use will also impact your hair shine and the con­sis­ten­cy of curls made.

NOTE:  For the best results we rec­om­mend Tell­Grade Hair Straight­en­er and 2 in 1 with Smart Prof-Flow Care that mas­sages your hair for bet­ter shine and strength as it boost your hair’s nat­ur­al col­la­gen pro­duc­tion giv­ing you over 60% bet­ter and stronger shine and curl.


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THREE: Apply Thermal Spray

Here you have 2 options:

1. You can apply heat pro­tec­tant or ther­mal spray to cre­ate a pro­tec­tive bar­ri­er in between your hair and the flat iron to pre­vent your hair from burn. Spray over all your hair with­out comb­ing.

2. If your using a Tell­Grade Hair Straight­en­er, it comes with auto­mat­ic pro­tec­tion for your hair with its hair mas­sag­ing com­po­nents.


  • For thick hair, spray on each sec­tion of your mak­ing sure you hit the bot­tom hair lay­ers.
  • Comb out hair tan­gles.

Thermal Sprays With Promising Results

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FOUR: Separate Hair into Multiple Sections.

For ease of han­dling, its best to part your hair into small indi­vid­ual sec­tions. The thick­er your hair, the more the sec­tions you’ll have to make.  So pick out the sec­tion you want to work on and tie the rest of your hair up into a bun on your head to get it out of the way. 

  • Set aside enough sec­tions for your first lay­er of curls. Start at the bot­tom of your hair near your scalp work­ing with 1 to 3 inch­es of hair at a time for best results. Leave the rest of your hair rolled up in a bun onto your head.
  • For lay­er sym­me­try, work lay­er by lay­er, only let­ting down a lay­er at a time to work on.
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Flicks and Curls | Straight­en and Curl

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.

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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.

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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

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Pro­fes­sion­al Hair for the Per­fect Hair

Must Know While Curling Your Hair

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ONE: Try Some Hair Spray

In case your hair does not curl eas­i­ly or it does­n’t hold a curl, you need to apply hair­spray on your hair sec­tions just before you start curl­ing the sec­tion. Apply­ing a lit­tle a hair­spray just before curl­ing will help your hair hold shape bet­ter. 


  • Use non-aerosol work­ing spray to avoid the sticky nature of aerosols.
  • Avoid using too hair­spray, because it will make your hair stiff and crunchy.

Non-Aerosol Hair Sprays With Promising Results

TWO: Working With Hair Sections

The amount of hair in each sec­tion of hair depends on you, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion your type of hair, the style your try­ing to make and gen­er­al­ly how much you can han­dle in one go con­ve­nient­ly. 


  • The small­er the sec­tions, the small­er and more tight­ly packed the curls obtained.  For ringlet type curls, your sec­tions should be less than two inch­es wide.
  • The larg­er sec­tions, the bounci­er and more loose­ly packed the curls obtained. So for big­ger curls your sec­tions should be more than two inch­es wide, this makes your curls look more nat­ur­al. 
  • Explore. You can try dif­fer­ent sizes for dif­fer­ent sides to cre­ate some­thing more unique to you. For exam­ple, you can use larg­er curls for areas close to your face through to the top of your head to give lift and vol­ume, and then use tighter, small­er curls below for sup­port. Play with diffrent com­bi­na­tions to find the one that suits you best.

THREE: Vary Your Techniques

It is best to play with above meth­ods to see which is best for you. All the meth­ods share the same under­lin­ing prin­ci­ple where­with you turn your hair straight­en­er over itself, and then gen­tly and slow­ly slide it down your hair.  Ensure you clamp your hair prop­er­ly keep­ing it on the straight­en­er plates, mak­ing sure its not too tight to allow for slid­ing the straight­en­er along your hair and yet not to light­ly to allow your hair fall out of the clamp 


  • Alter­nate between where you start to curl your hair (towards base or towards the tip), Speed with which you move the flat iron (fast or slow)  and how much you rotate your Tell­Grade flat iron hair straight­en­er (half or full rota­tion) to give you dif­fer­ent results from which you can select your per­fect look.
  • To obtain a more nat­ur­al look, you don’t have to curl your entire hair. Leav­ing  a few hair strand straighter than oth­ers or just wavy give you a nat­ur­al, beach wave look.
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Four: Finishing Up

After curl­ing, you can do this:

  • loose curls: For a more nat­ur­al relaxed look, run your fin­gers through your fin­ished hair gen­tly and tou­sle it to give you a lit­tle more vol­ume.
  • Tight curls: Apply hair­spray spar­ing­ly on your curls to help your hair main­tain a sleek and tight look. 
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