If you feel like you get tangled up when you pick up a curling iron, then this technique is a great option for you. Martha Lynn here, and I absolutely love how quickly you can curl a head of hair with this swift little trick. And (get ready for it) we use a flatiron to achieve the look! I know it seems counterintuitive, but we’re going to teach you how that favorite tool can do so much more than give you straight strands – it can actually create those perfectly imperfect curls that we all dream about and can’t stop pinning. Keep reading for the super easy step-by-step.

Also, super excited to announce that I just launched my new beauty website, brimming with lots more tutorials and inspiration. I’d love to hear what you think!

  1. Start with a flat iron that is slightly rounded around the plate — I am using a chi in this demo. Grab a small section of the hair and get ready to move quickly! With the flat iron pointed down, clamp it on the hair a few inches away from the root. This will give a more relaxed curl that doesn’t start too high up.
  2. Use your other hand hold the iron closed at the tip, and begin “rolling” it away from the face while the hair feeds itself through.
  3. Continue rolling and sliding the flat iron down until all of the hair has been curled.
  4. Repeat around your whole head, and spray if desired. The smaller the section of hair and the hotter the flat iron, the tighter the curls will be!

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