Tips to Create Wavy Hair With a Curling Iron

Curling irons are a standard tool for creating waves and curls in hair. They work by holding the hair in place, then clamping down on it to make a curl. The tighter the clamp is held, the more defined and tight the wave will be. In this blog post, we will give you some steps for how to create wavy hair with a curling iron!

Using Curling Iron
Using Curling Iron

Use A Heat Protectant

If you have naturally straight hair, this step may not be necessary. However, if your hair is already curly or wavy, it’s a good idea to use a heat protectant before using the curling iron on it. It will help prevent any damage that can occur from making your curls with iron without protection first!

You can save on heat protectant through coupons. Apply product all over dry and unwashed hair so that if there are any pieces of loose hairs after styling them, they don’t get caught in the curl.

Take Small Sections

Next up, you want to create some waves by taking small sections of your head and twisting them tightly away from your face (away from where you plan to start). Be sure not to hold too tight as you do this, or the curls will be much more difficult to remove later. You can check for discounts on curling iron for savings.

Loosen Up The Strands Of Hair

Once we have a small section twisted tightly away from our face, use your fingers to comb through. Then, loosen up the strands of hair until they are straightened out again before wrapping them around a curling iron (be sure not to wrap too tight). 

You want these pieces loose so that when it comes time for us to release the curl later on in this process, you can do so with ease! Repeat this step all over your head, working one side at a time.

Retake A Section And Proceed

Now that you’ve created waves by twisting sections of hair away from where you plan on beginning styling, it’s time to make some actual waves as well. Take another small section of hair, twist it away from your face, and then comb through with fingers to straighten. Wrap around curling iron so that the ends are loose (not too tightly wrapped).

Release Curl After Cooling

Release curl after allowing enough time for it to cool down! Twisting sections before wrapping them will help ensure this is as easy as possible. You may need a little bit more product on hand if you’re having issues releasing these curls to restyle them again later on. But be careful not to overdo it, or your roots might look greasy, making the waves look unnatural. 

Once all the pieces have cooled and released from their curls, we want you to use your hands just like you did when creating wavy hair with a curling iron to play around and loosen up any pieces that might be too stiff from being curled.

Creating and Styling Wavy Hair
Creating and Styling Wavy Hair

Prevent The Tangles

Once you have released all your curls, comb through them once more with your fingers and make sure they are not tangled together before removing the sides of the hair outwards, so it is brushed back as much as possible. It will allow for an even distribution of waves throughout your entire head! You can control how tight or loose these weaves look by using less product on some sections than others. 

Other Tips To Follow

  • Use mousse on your hair to help prevent it from being too stuck together. You can check for coupons on mousse for savings.
  • If you want a wavy look, brush your hair with a wide-tooth comb in the direction that you wish to style your hair. 
  • Pull large sections of hair back at the sides of your head and fasten them away from your face with bobby pins. Check for deals on bobby pins for savings.
  • After you have desired the waves you want, flip off the curling iron to seal in shape. 
  • Put a little petroleum jelly or other texturizing product (pomade, gel) on your fingertips to tame flyaway hairs. 

Summing Up

That was all about creating wavy hair with a curling iron. Comb through hair with fingers to evenly distribute the product and carefully remove bobby pins from the sides. You can also check for a guide to comb curly hair for further help.