Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Flat Iron Hairstyles How-To: Straight & Curly

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My hair has always been a bane in my existence. Having super thin and fine Asian hair, I’ve struggled all my life with getting my hair to look anything other than flat. So when I was asked to try out the Diamond dual voltage flat iron from Irresistible Me, I jumped at the chance to do something new with my hair. It was surprisingly easy to straighten and curl my hair with the flat iron. Today I’ll be showing you an easy how-to in achieving both flat iron hairstyles.

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For reference, this is what my hair looked like before using the flat iron.

Straight Hair How-To

Step 1: Apply smoothing serum to hair to prevent and tame frizz.

Step 2: Heat up the flat iron. The Irresistible Me flat iron took about 1-2 minutes to fully heat up. There are different levels of heat that you can set digitally on the iron. Since my hair is super fine and naturally straight, I set it to level 2.

Step 3: Place hair between flat iron and gently slide down. I like to slightly flip in the ends, which you can do by just bending the flat iron towards your face. Repeat if needed.
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And voila! This is what my hair looked like after straightening. The whole process took about 5 minutes once the iron was heated up. I only needed to put the iron through my hair once, but this may differ if you have naturally curly hair. Obviously not a huge difference for me since my hair is naturally straight, but you can see that I flipped in the ends for a more stylized look. This is great for those days when your hair is just not behaving and going in all different directions!

Curly Hair How-To

flat iron hairstyles asian curly hairNow onto the fun part! The curly hair process is admittedly more complicated, especially on my stick straight hair. I’ve never been good at curling my hair and was apprehensive on whether I could make it work with a flat iron. Surprisingly, it turned out to be not so bad, hopefully you’ll feel the same after I walk you through my steps.

Step 1: Heat up the flat iron. In my case the iron was already hot from straightening, but I upped the voltage by one more level since I figured more heat was needed to curl my hair.

Step 2: Place hair between the flat iron like you would when straightening

Step 3: Pull the flat iron away from your face while wrapping your hair around the iron.

Step 4: Repeat towards the bottom hair of your hair for a more defined curl.

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The curly hair process definitely look longer as I had to put the flat iron 2-3 times through my hair for a defined curl. This will of course differ if you have naturally wavy hair (lucky you!). The difference I find between using a flat iron to curl hair versus a curling wand is that the flat iron creates bigger and looser curls. You can see below what my hair looked like after curling.flat iron hairstyles curly asian hairflat iron hairstyles curly hair balayage flat iron hairstyles curly how-toI couldn’t resist taking a few “glamour” shots with my new voluminous hairstyle. Overall, I had a great experience with the dual voltage flat iron. The iron is light and easy to use, and I’m also a fan of the sleek design. I hope you’ve enjoyed this flat iron hairstyles post! I’m slowly integrating more beauty posts into the blog, so let me know what you think and if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see.

Thanks for reading,

Mary

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*This post is sponsored by Irresistible Me. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own. 

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23 responses to “Flat Iron Hairstyles How-To: Straight & Curly”

  1. Madeleine says:

    Such a great tutorial! I have never been brave enough to try to curl with a flat iron, but I may try it now!!

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      you definitely should! I was always apprehensive too but the Irresistible Me flat iron comes with easy instructions on how to curl your hair as well as other styles.

  2. This is a great tutorial! I’ve heard a lot of good things about that straightener too!

  3. Both styles look so good on you babe! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

  4. Emily says:

    You look stunning! Love Irresistible Me, I tried a curling wand and it worked so well!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

  5. Girl you are making me want a lob again! Your hair cut is great and these two styles are amazing. Love it!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  6. Jessica says:

    I’m still trying to master the curling with a flat iron. I’m addicted to the wand though!
    -Jessica
    http://www.retailshareapy.com

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      I use a wand as well for tighter curls, but the flatiron I’ve found is good for looser, bigger curls!

  7. WHHHATT I think I will be looking into getting me that flat iron. My hair has been for the most part a hot mess this Summer and usually now that it’s going to cool down I get my hair down BUT now we have to super budget as our oldest is in college so mama is gonna have to do her own hair! my hair is your length and I think the same thickness so I’ll have check this out! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      thanks for stopping by Ellie! I definitely recommend this flat iron, let me know if you have any questions as you look into it further!

  8. I love this flatiron! I have one too!

  9. Meaghan says:

    What a great tutorial! I used to curl my hair with a flat iron all the time, but have become super low maintenance in recent years. I think I need to mix things up again! Haha Thanks for the hair inspiration!

    Meaghan xx

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      thanks Meaghan! it’s always fun to mix things up, I stuck with just straight hair for the longest time but now I love curling my hair!

  10. Annie says:

    LOVE this tutorial! I need help using my flat iron for curls. This was great and you look gorgeous.
    xo Annie http://theloveylgirl.co http://stylecollective.us

  11. Jess says:

    Seriously loved both hairstyles on you! I always forget you can curl your hair with a flat iron.
    Xoxo
    Jess
    http://www.mustheartstyle.com

  12. Victoria says:

    Love this! I have hair that doesn’t really hold a curl either.. the life of thin haired girls! But I find it’s not too bad with a straightener!

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

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