So if you haven’t noticed by now, I have suuuuper fine hair, it’s always been the bane of my existence (not to be dramatic).
When it came to using a straightener, the idea frightened me. Why in the world would I want my fine, thin hair stick straight?! No. I need all the curls and volume I can get please! And the idea of running something that hot over and over through my hair just screamed “damage”. However I remember reading a long time ago that the number one beauty trick Nicole Richie thought was the most beneficial (or something along those lines) was knowing how to curl her hair with a straightener. So when Irresistible Me reached out with the opportunity to feature their Diamond flat iron on Clothes & Quotes, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a go.
The Diamond flat iron is designed to keep all the natural hair oils and moisture in, which is a big deal when you are using it daily, like I have been. I also love the fact that you can control the temperature of the flat iron, since my hair can’t necessarily handle as much heat as someone with thick hair, it helps to prevent extreme damage which I can really appreciate.
I’m not going to lie…it took me a lot of practice. I’m not exactly talented in the hair department, so bear with me, but I think I finally found a curl that not only holds, but also builds some volume in this limp hair of mine.
Below are the steps I take to get some loose, beachy curls that last all day…
- Since I do have fine hair I always like to spray a little texturizing spray in before curling (this product by Unite is seriously a game changer).
- Take about 1 inch sections and clamp the flat iron on the hair. As you slide the straightener down the length of your hair twist it to the right, away from your face. The more twisting you do the tighter the curl will be. Also, be sure not to hold the straightener in one place for too long too avoid any kinks
- Continue curling away from your face all around your head.
- Once all the hair is curled run your fingers through it to loosen everything up. I usually need to run the straightener through the ends and over my bangs because they always seem to be too curly.
- Spray some more texturizing spray and go 🙂