How Should You Curl Your Hair With a Curling Iron?

How Should You Curl Your Hair With a Curling Iron?

To use a curling iron, apply curling mousse, wrap sections of hair around the iron, roll the iron up toward the scalp, release the hair, apply volumizing powder, and finish with hairspray. This 45-minute procedure requires curling mousse, a comb, a mirror, heat protectant spray, a curling iron, volumizing powder and hairspray.

  1. Prepare the hair

    Plug in the curling iron, and turn it on. Dispense a ball of curling mousse into your hand, rub your palms together, and distribute the mousse throughout the hair. Comb the hair thoroughly.

  2. Section and curl the hair

    Spray heat protectant on a 1-inch section of hair at the front of the head, and wrap the hair around the barrel of the curling iron. Roll the iron toward the scalp, pause for 10 seconds, and release the hair. Repeat this process with the hair on the crown and sides of the head.

  3. Apply volumizing powder

    Flip the head upside down, and fluff the hair with your fingers. Apply volumizing powder to the roots, and massage it in with your fingers. Apply extra powder to the crown of the head.

  4. Set the curls with hairspray

    Return the head to an upright position, and spray the curls with a silicone-based, flexible-hold hairspray.