Reader: How do you actually get a good curl with a straightening iron?
Allison: Use second day dry hair rather than freshly washed so there is a bit of texture and hold. Separate into sections especially if you have thick hair. A small spritz of hairspray right before you start curling will help the hold. Start next to the scalp and clamp the iron down and start to do a half turn back on itself. Run the iron down the hair while still in the motion. The slower you move the iron the tighter the curl. The faster you move you will end up with more of a wave.
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