If you’re going to shell out the big bucks for a professional curling iron, you’d better know how to use it like a pro. You may have been curling your hair since seventh grade, but chances are you’ve only learned one technique, perfected it, and stuck with it. But there is more than one way of using your curling iron, all of which provide completely different styles to mix up your look. Here are three different techniques to make the most out of your curling iron:

1) Clamp the curling iron at the end of a section of hair and roll up towards the root, holding for a few moments before releasing. This creates a traditional style curl with lots of hold.

2) Leaving the clamp closed, take a section of hair and wrap it around the outside of the iron, starting at your roots. This creates fun, spiral waves.

3) Clamp the curling iron midway down the section of hair, then twist the iron so the hair wraps around once. Gently pull the iron down the section of hair, twisting it as you pull the hair through. This technique creates soft, flowing curls, and can be achieved by using a flat iron and following the same instructions.

You don’t have to be a professional stylist to achieve envious curls. Try out these different techniques today and wait for the compliments to roll in…something every college girl should know.



  1. avatar Hunter says:

    When ever I attempt curling my hair (Its super thing, so it holds for maybe 10 minutes [no matter what product I try, or technique]), I use the third type, which damages your hair the least. The clamp smashes the brittle tips, and forces the heat upon them the most, but if you do the second, the tips wont be heated, and is much healthier.

  2. avatar Fen says:

    I just discovered your blog and I am hooked! I can’t wait to try out these tips the next time I get my curling iron out.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *