How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener!!

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener!!

Prepping Your Hair

Start with completely dry hair. Wet hair won’t curl at all, and damp hair won’t curl as well. Even if you want to use the wet-to-dry hair straighteners, it’s wont hold the curls .If you’re blow drying your hair first, use mousse. The extra volume will keep your hair from looking too flat as you curl it.

2.Use a thin flat iron. Your straightener should be Kadori 1 Inch plate to handle. A flat, paddle-style iron won’t be able to do curls. It’ll be much harder to hold and wrap if you have this kind of straightener and the hair won’t want to stay in the right place. You can try it, but it won’t be as easy.Heat the iron up to the minimum temperature you need for your hair. If your hair is fine and thin, stick to the low end of the dial. Only turn it up if your hair tends to be coarse or frizzy.kadori black hair straightner

3. Apply heat protection. Applying a heat protection or a thermal spray creates a protective barrier between the hair and the iron so that the hair doesn’t “frizzle” and burn. Spray all over your hair and comb through – if you don’t have a comb, just run your fingers through your hair to distribute the product. If you have thick hair, spray it on each section before you tackle it. If you just spray it on the top of all your hair, it won’t hit the bottom layers.

4. Part your hair into sections. If you have really thick hair, you’ll have better luck curling it in sections instead of trying to attack the whole mess at once. Tie up the hair above your ears and put it in a bun on the top of your head. It needs to be out of the way.

  • Start at the bottom of your scalp, close to your ears and neck. Leave down as much hair as you can work with for your first “layer” of curls, and pin up the rest.
  • Once that layer is done, you’ll unclip your hair and let down another layer. Again, clip up what you can’t curl right now.
  • Keep curling in layers. For the last layer, you may wish to curl front to back.
  • However, if you’re on a time crunch and your hair is naturally wavy, you should be able to get away with just curling the top layer and the frame around your face.

Exploring Different Looks

1. Alternate flicks and curls. Flicks and curls are simply two slightly different ways to curl your hair with a flat iron. Try both to see what you like.

  • Flicks: Start half-way down the length of hair, clamp the iron closed and turn it back on itself in a half turn. You should now have created a U-shape with the hair and the iron. Keeping the iron on that half-turn angle, slowly move it down the hair shaft to the end of the hair. The faster you move the iron, the less pronounced the curl/flick will be. If you like big soft flicks, slow down your iron.
  • Curls: Starting fairly close to the scalp (but not close enough to accidentally burn it), clamp the iron closed and turn it back on itself a half turn (the same as with flicks). Run the iron slowly down the hair shaft to the end. Again, the slower you move the iron, the tighter the curl. The faster you move the iron, the gentler the wave.

2. Make more pronounced curls by turning the straightener a full turn, instead of a half. With flicks and curls, you just rotated the hair straightener a half turn. If you want more ringlet-y, complete curls, rotate the straightener a full turn, turning the hair over onto itself, sort of creating a loop.

  • Find out what your hair tends to do between the half and the whole turn. You may find that half is enough, or that a three-quarters turn is more ideal for you. What’s more, certain days may be half-turn days, and other days will feel like full-turn days. It’s up to you!

3. Experiment with turning your straightener under and over. When you rotate your flat iron, whether it’s a half-rotation or a full-rotation, you’re confronted with a decision to make: to turn under and around or over and around. Neither is incorrect, though the curl will reverse with the change in angle. Which looks best on you?

  • Just be sure to keep it consistent. It’s easy to curl one way on one side and then when you switch arms to inadvertently switch directions, too. If you do wind up accidentally doing this, you’ll probably be the only one who notices your curls in are different directions.

4. Or try the crimped look. Once in a while, it feels like high time to bring back 1995. Instead of buying a crimper that you know you’re going to use once every 2 years, just use your flat iron. Clamp it down on your hair and turn it up a quarter of a turn. Then, clamp it on the next bit of hair and turn it down a quarter of a turn. Repeat this process down the length of your hair.

  • For crimping, you’re clamping down on every bit of your hair. For curling, you simply curl at the top and slowly drag it down – kind of like curling ribbon on a gift or balloon.



Choosing the right one

If you are in the market for a flat iron, there are many different factors you want to consider. First of all, what exactly is a flat iron? It is important to realize that a flat iron is different from a curling iron, and works very differently from the Hot air brushes. Though it is called a “flat” iron, and is normally associated with making the hair flatter, but they can also wave it and curl it, depending on how you use it. Also important is to realize that different kinds of flat irons can make different sorts of effects on your hair.

Hair Type

With all of the different choices on the market, it can be tough to know which iron will work for your hair. In general, most women’s hair falls into one of four categories. Find yours to discover the right flat iron for you.

Fine, mostly straight hair.

If you have fine hair that gets frizzy from time to time, you will need a straightener with digital (or analog) heat settings so you can adjust the temperature to the low setting the reduce damage to your hair , a ceramic or tourmaline plates can help increase protection.

Fine, curly hair.

If your hair is fine, but very curly, you will want to find a flat iron that has a wide range of temperatures to choose from, so you can pick the one that works for your particular mixture of texture and density. Look for a model with tourmaline or titanium plates.

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Thick, mostly straight hair.

Even if you have only a little wave or curl that needs to be tamed, thick hair demands more heat than fine hair. Look for a model with high (370F-420F) temperature settings and a larger plate (1”-1.5”) that allows you to spread your thick hair out, so that ever strand gets equal attention from the heat.

 

Thick, curly or coarse hair.

If your hair falls into this category, you will want to look for a model that offers you both high heat and hair protection. Though you might have unruly hair, you will need to look for model the combine tourmaline with ceramic and far infrared heating system to protect your hair from becoming fried. Look for one with at least a 420F to 450F degree temperature setting.

 

Plate materials

Basic Flat Irons

– These are the most common flat irons, made with metal plates and no heat settings, usually confined to just On/Off. While some people, especially those who only occasionally flat iron their hair, or only flat iron a small portion of their hair may find a model like this helpful, in general, most people opt for the next level of iron.

 

Ceramic

– Ceramic models come in a variety of function, with many different heat settings. You may be able to kadori pinkfind a ceramic model for fairly cheap, depending on its other functionalities. In general, however, the more functions it has, the more expensive it is going to be. There are also different qualities of ceramic. The reason these are more popular than the basic models is because they are far less likely to burn the shaft of the hair as they straighten it.

 

Tourmaline

– Tourmaline is by far the most durable materials, and is well-loved in the beauty industry because it heats up quickly, holds its heat well, and leaves hair looking healthy and shiny, rather than crispy and fried like some other materials.

 

Ionic

– Ionic is by far the most advanced technology used in straightening irons, and is therefore also the most expensive. This defiantly does the best job for the widest variety of hair types. If you have dry hair, it is the most recommended option for your hair, which actually traps moisture into the hair, rather than sapping it away like other materials do.

 

In general, the thicker and curlier your hair is, the higher heat you will need in order to straighten it. That means that the thicker and curlier your hair is, the more advanced flat iron you should buy. Better quality materials not only allow the flat iron to last longer, they also do less damage to hair that needs hotter and more vigorous straightening in order to get the job done.




Choosing the Best Flat Iron / Hair Straightener?

Flat iron typically uses heat and pressure on ceramic or metal plates to “iron” out the kinks and curls in your hair for a short period of time. Sounds simple, but picking the right flat iron is more than just picking the flashy one that first catches your eye at the STORE. Among the many random names and technical specifications, you want to make sure you pick one that suits your hair type to create the best look without damaging your hair.

Hair Type & Temperature
The primary concern with picking the right flat iron is to pick one suitable for your hair type. Thick hair requires higher temperature to straighten. On the other hand, if you have fine hair you have to be extra careful not to overheat and damage your hair. Girls with fine hair can go for flat irons that OFFER temperature control. Digital flat irons are especially useful for letting you choose the exact temperature you want.

Size
Flat irons come in various plate width. Thin flat irons usually have plates about one inch wide, and is more suited for short hair. They also have flexible utility, which includes styling bangs and spikes and can even be used like a curling iron. The plates for wide flat irons can go up to 2 inch wide. This size is a better choice for long hair as it irons faster and more evenly compared to its thinner counterpart.

Material
There are a variety of materials out of which flat iron hair straighteners can be made.

Ceramic
Ceramic is by far the most popular material, as they work well with most hair types and comes at an affordable price. Solid ceramic plates are durable and will not form heat spots that will burn your hair, while ceramic coated metal plates will eventually chip. The price difference between these two can be large though.
Metal
There are several types of metal plates. One of the cheaper OPTIONS  is aluminium, but it’s not recommended as it damages hair. Some professionals recommend titanium to be the only metal flat iron worth buying, as it works as well as ceramic and comes with a bigger variety of heat settings and features that work better on thicker hair.
Tourmaline
Finally at the top of the line, there are tourmaline flat irons. Tourmaline is one of the newest material to be infused in ceramic flat iron plates, and they are more expensive than those without it. Due to its unique properties, tourmaline crystal is able to APPLY  more heat and produce perfectly straight, smooth and shiny hair on the first try. Tourmaline is also naturally ionized, so as a tourmaline flat iron passes over the hair, it seals moisture into the hair to prevent damage.

Weight
Don’t break your arm straightening hair. A lightweight hair straightener is your best friend, especially if your hair is thick, long or both. Remember, you’ll be working on your hair bit by bit.

Brand
Professional flat irons win hands down over drug store brands, of course, unless you don’t plan to put it to much use and want to get the cheapest possible. The most popular brands of flat irons among others are Kadori, Chi and GHD, being rated by many hair experts and reviewers ONLINE. The price of flat irons are a ridiculous range between $100 and $200, but I strongly advise you to get something above $125 for best value and quality




What kind of styler is best?

It’s hard to know what to look for when shopping for hair products or tools unless you have your stylist along with you. And with all the contradicting information about which is best, it’s hard to know what’s true or not!

After being in the industry about 25 years, I’ve had my share of experience with styling tools, and seen what lasts and what doesn’t. I’ve learned that as technology improves, so do our tools, so investing in the right one will be totally worth it.

taz salonDaniel Naumovski help us make the right decision: First, lets break down what words are commonly affiliated with styling tools (both curling and flat irons)

Ceramic: I remember when tools started to become ceramic. It was a step up from simply being “ceramic plated”. Ceramic irons produce even heat, as opposed to a pulsating heat, that should maintain a steady temperature well. It’s gentler on the hair than traditional metal plated irons.

Tourmaline, or Tourmaline Ceramic: Having a tool with tourmaline in it almost always means it will heat up rather quickly. It’s a mineral that produces negative ions when heated up, and leads to a smoother cuticle in the end.

Chrome: Chrome is probably the most popular metal of choice for creating styling tools before ceramic. It’s quite hot, almost cooks the hair, and does not produce even heat. In kadori max stylergeneral, it should be avoided.

Titanium: Titanium is lightweight, heats up quickly, and maintains an even heat throughout the use of the tool. It’s found mostly in high end irons.

Gold: A lot of Hot Tools irons are gold-plated (typically 24K), which means they get hot and stay hot. They also typically have a heat dial which allows you to control the temperature (very important feature) so you don’t do excessive damage to the hair.

So if you are shopping for a new tool, look for descriptions using words like “ceramic, tourmaline, or titanium”. These will be high quality, produce steady heat (so you don’t get the weird wavy look on flat ironed hair) and should be rather durable.

My favorite flat iron of all time is the Kadori 1” (both 1″ and 1.25″ Max styler are great). After spending money on 4 Chi flat irons for my business, and watching them all fall apart, I finally invested in a Kadori and have been happy ever since. Although Chi is probably the most popular flat iron out there, it is not the best. If you own a Chi and are happy with it, keep using it! If it breaks, instead of replacing it with another Chi, look into purchasing kadori 25mm curlera Kadori.

My favorite curling irons are the 2-in-1 kadori curling irons, I’m still using the curling irons I received in beauty school . They heat up quickly, have not chipped at all, and are absolutely essential for any bride or bridesmaid!

As far as inexpensive tools go, I can’t recommend based on experience. The only “cheaper” iron I’ve used is the Hot Tools 1 inch flat iron, and I was fairly impressed with the capabilities. But It doesn’t come close to kadori!




Get the best curling tongs for you hair

Do you use curling irons or rods (also known as clip-less curling irons) on your waves or curls? It seems sort of ironic, but these simple heat tools can be a great addition to your hair care routine. They can be helpful for dressy and kadori 25mm curlercasual looks, or simply just something a little different every so often. Curling irons and rods can help in enhancing natural curl patterns as well.

Which Tool is Right for You? Both curling rods and irons are available in a variety of options including titanium and tourmaline. Titanium is a favorite with stylists as they prove to be very durable, corrosion resistant and perform extremely well for all hair types. Tourmaline, sometimes blended with ceramic, allows a larger flow of negative ions, which results in extra shine and protection to the hair. Both technologies are in the Kadori curling wands as they evenly distribute heat each time it is applied to the hair.In deciding what is right for you, first make up your mind about what you want from your tool? Do you need to just “fix” a few curls or ends here and there, or do you want a head full of tighter or looser curls? For the most part, if you have medium to longer curls or waves, you can easily use a curling rod. These tools have become more popular over just the past few years since they help make longer locks curly, wavier or simply add more volume. Almost all

What is the right Curler for You??    curling rods and irons these days heat up quickly and have a variety of heat settings.Keep these heat settings in mind when using the tools:

  • Type 330F-360F (Waves): Low to medium heat. The shorter your hair the more control over the tool you will need. 
  • Type 390F-420F (Curls): Medium to high heat.
  • Type 450F (Kinks): High heat.

Kadori Curling Wands Benefits: 

  • Using a curling rod can take some getting used to, but is easily learned. Simply start with dry hair and wrap it around the rod/barrel. The ends of your hair will wrap around last so there is less damage and fewer split ends with the rod.
  • If you have thinner hair, the rod is also beneficial in that there is never any creasing or marks left behind as there is no “clamp.”
  • If you’re looking for volume, the rods tend to be better at getting closer to the roots.Rods are available in a variety of sizes. Curling irons offer excellent precision control and are great for beginners.
  • The clamp maintains a firm hold on hair for easy styling. They are generally available in a great variety of sizes (usually from 3/8” to 2+”) and heat up quickly and easily.