Flat Iron Versus Curling Iron Style
When it comes to styling your hair there are SO many options, in addition there are a ton of different hair styling tools available to us now to create all those gorgeous hairstyles. If you’re like us, you’ve wondered really what the differences are between some of them – since so many of them are able to be used in so many different ways. If you didn’t go to cosmetology school…it’s really confusing. Which is why we’re talking about flat iron versus curling iron style – in case you’re not totally sure what their differences are. We always have you covered on the info for beauty!
Traditionally, flat irons are known for creating straight haired hairstyles. Most of us understand the concept and how to use a flat iron in the traditional sense, however flat irons can also be used to created curls in your hair. Mind blown? It’s not something that many people use their flat irons for, but you can actually achieve incredible curls with a flat iron. The great thing about using a flat iron to create curls is you don’t have to hold the hair in the flat iron for very long to create the curls, in fact it’s typically best to work quickly and NOT hold the hair in the flat iron for long periods of time. The other major difference found when using a flat iron to create curls is that you typically achieve curls that aren’t quite as tight as when using a curling iron. Flat irons are great for creating those beachy waves that are desirable to so many women. Of course, since flat irons are designed to really be used to create straight hair looks it takes a little bit of finesse to get the hang of using a flat iron to create curls in the hair. But once you’ve got the system down you’re golden.
Of course you know that curling irons are traditionally used to create…curls. The great part of curling irons is you have a lot of versatility when it comes to the size and type of curls you create with them. They’re much more versatile in that way than flat irons for creating curls. The downside is curling irons, when not used properly can cause damage because you typically need to hold them on the hair a bit longer to create the curl than with flat irons. Now, there are a ton of different sizes of types of curling irons available so it really comes down to figuring out what size and type best fits your needs and your hair’s type.