Beauty How To

Flat Iron Curling Tutorial

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Today I thought it would be fun to share with you a super easy hair tutorial on how to create soft, wavy curls with a hair straightener. Sounds contradictory, I know, but I’ve found that when I curl my hair with a flat iron my curls last much longer for half the effort. Win-win if you ask me!

Note: This is my first real tutorial of any kind on FabAve so please be kind. Expect many more hair tutorials in the future – heck – expect more tutorials in general!


Before I get to curling I make sure that my hair is fully dry, root to tip. I went ahead and blew dry my hair with the ISO Beauty Hairlux blow dryer. The kind folks over at ISO Beauty were sweet enough to send my some of their top of the line hair products and might I say, they are life changing! I beat my blow drying record by 20 minutes!

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Step 1: I section out hair into 3 horizontal regions. Personally I find this easier for me but do what works best for you and your hair. Try sectioning your hair differently each time; eventually you’ll find a process that works for you.

Step 2: I work from the bottom up. This allows me to focus on the more important section (the crown of the head) last.

Using a thin flat iron – I am using ISO Beauty ceramic hair straightener that is 1 ¼ inches in width.

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Step 3: Holding vertically, curl hair 180 degrees toward the back of the head (away from your face). Allow hair to slip through flat iron without pressing down too hard.

Repeat the process until you have a full head of soft, wavy curls.

Step 4: Comb through my curls with fingers once cooled. Mist hair with a flexible hairspray

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End Notes:

  • Smaller sections make smaller, tighter curls. If you want a look that’s closer to ringlets, keep your sections less than two inches wide.
  • Larger sections result in bouncier, looser curls that look a little more natural. Use sections that are wider than two inches for big curls.
  • Remember, allow hair to slip through flat iron, without pressing down too hard. Constant movement prevents any kinks.


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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with ISO Beauty. As an ISO Beauty Ambassador, all hair tools were gifted to me in exchange for my review. As always, all opinions are my own. I only work with companies/brands I truly support and love.


Wearing: Old Navy tee [cute similar] and Christina M. Boutique necklace


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