Saturday, September 8, 2012

Curling with a straightener. Is this for real?!

I promised you some new posts and i am sorry it took me awhile to get to them.
With us getting a new kitten in the family, its VERY hard to type on my laptop.  She pounces on my fingers every 10 seconds! lol I think its the noise I make but it kept getting on my nerves. She'd bring up the help screen, turn CAPS on, hit the wireless button ALL THE TIME, (disconnecting me like crazy) and of course some how exiting out completely! HOW!?! Well she did it enough times that i kinda just gave up on typing anything. Hence taking me awhile to blog...
But alas, here it is..

I always try to find new ways to curl my hair without a curling iron (which I am minus one of) and so I go to my favorite source. Pinterest.
Annywho, I found one that I thought was possible for me to do. Use a straightener. A straightener you say?? Isnt that kind of the opposite? Yes, yes it is, but it worked!! And i will show you how its done. Its very simple! and doesnt take very long at all!


Step one: 
Gather your things: Hair spray, clips and of course your flat iron. :)

Step two:
Clip half of your hair up so you can work in sections. 
(excuse how crazy my hair looks like this...)

 Step Three:
Take a small portion from one side...

 And take the flat iron to it as you would a curling iron. And twist it about 180 degrees. So that you see the rest of the hair like so. Slowly start sliding the straightener down. Stopping slightly every pull till you reach the ends.

This is the result. :) Nice curl huh!! Finish up and add hair spray. :)  It only takes me like 10-15 min to do this! My first time was a bit eh, but with practice I mastered it! haha Hopefully it will stay much longer for you than it does for me. Living in Japan and its humidity...curling is like a 10 min thing. lol it kinda sucks. :/ 

I forgot to get an "after" photo... so I apologize for no "before and after" results. :( 
But this technique works so well with me! Better than the sock bun at night, or headband and wet hair technique. I love it and do it all the time! No curler necessary. :) 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. 
Have a great weekend! 

XOXO
Nikki P


3 comments:

SarahJane Miller said...
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SarahJane Miller said...

I love curling with a straightener. It is the only way I curl these days :) Just found your cute blog!! I would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

sjdmiller.blogspot.com

Nicole Polk said...

Thank you! and i most certainly will pay you a visit. :)