Avid flat iron user? If you are you’ve probably stuck to using your flat iron in the more traditional sense…like to straighten your hair. However, you’d be surprised at how many different and unexpected ways you can actually use a flat iron other than the typical straightening technique. Thanks to so many amazing hair experts, we’ve discovered some of those unexpected ways to use a flat iron. After all, why just use a flat iron for one type of hairstyle? We’re all about versatility!
Crimping Your Hair
Probably didn’t expect us to say you could use a flat iron to CRIMP your hair, huh? Well, you totally can! In order to get a subtle, crimped hairstyle with a flat iron you first need to start with straight hair. Once you have straight hair as a base, starting at the root place the flat iron at the root of your hair and hold it. While the flat iron is at the root of a piece of hair keep it in place and rotate your wrist up and down slowly and then sliding the straightener down to the bottom of the hair. Repeating this process until you work your way down your hair, you’ll be left with a subtle crimped hairstyle.
We get it, the name of a flat iron has flat in it and here we are telling you to create waves with it. But that’s the great thing about hairstyling tools like these, they have so many different uses them if you just think outside the box! Essentially, you can use a flat iron like a curling iron. All you do is grab a small section of hair and wrap your hair around the flat iron. Most experts suggest continuously moving the flat iron as you twist the hair around it to create a more relaxed curl. To really add to the beachy vibe of the hairstyle you can then straighten the ends of the hair.
Give Hair Chalk A Color Boost
If you’re interested in hair chalk and getting some temporary bright color into your hair, you may be shocked to discover a flat iron can help with that. After applying hair chalk coloring to your hair, simply go over the hair and colored area with a flat iron. Doing this will actually make the color a lot more distinct and help to actually lock in the color a bit better. Experts have said running over hair chalk with a flat iron can even help make it look like the color was done professionally! Pretty awesome, right?
Now in terms of creating curls with a flat iron, there are countless different types of curls you can create – but we’re all about the beachy waves right now. The thing is, realizing that your hairstyling tools are capable of helping you achieve so many different hairstyle techniques then you may think. It just takes some experimentation and willingness to think outside the box.
Have you ever styled your hair with a flat iron in an unexpected way?