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How to Curl Iron Your Hair without Burning It

Updated on October 21, 2013


There is a right way to curling iron your hair and the wrong way to curling iron your hair. The wrong way is when your curl does not last. You burn your scalp and forehead. Your hair sticks to the curling iron while your hair is sizzling and smoking. The ends of your hair are frizzy or straight. Instead of curling.

Learn the right way to curling iron your hair. Before you do some serious damage to yourself and your hair.

How to Make Your Curls Last

Curling your hair can be very rewarding. Making your hair look beautiful is fun and challenging. Curling iron your hair takes practice. It also takes some skill. If you do not curl your hair properly, it can cause damage to your hair. You are also at risk of burning yourself. You will learn how to curling iron your hair without burning yourself or your hair.

Wash your hair and towel dry hair.

You can use some mousse or gel. Distribute the mouse or gel in your hair.

You can either air dry or blow-dry your hair. Make sure hair is completely dry.

Use a large tooth comb section your hair about the same width as the curling iron.

Comb strait up in a 90-degree angle or whatever angle you desire the curl to fall..

Beginners should use a curling iron on low. Let curling iron heat up for about 10 minutes.

Start at the crown of your head. Make about a half-inch section. Then comb straight up. Hold in your hand. Use other hand to grab the curling iron.

Squeeze handle until the iron rod opens. Place the curling iron as close to the scalp as possible without burning yourself. Slowly slid up the hair shaft to the very ends of your hair. Curl in the desired direction you want the hair to fall. As you, turn the barrel of the iron toward your scalp. Place your comb on your scalp. Right before the curling iron meets the scalp.

Rest the curling iron on the comb. Make sure there is some tension for about 10 seconds.

Squeeze the handle to release the hair.

Then tease and style hair to your satisfaction.

How to Curling Iron Your Hair

How to Curling Iron Your Hair

I picked this video on how to curling iron your hair. Because in this video she is doing her own hair. I figured you wanted to learn to curl your own hair. A video demonstrating someone getting their hair curled may confuse how you position the curling iron.

The main part of the video. I want you to see where she put the barrel of the curling iron after she has sectioned her hair. If you noticed she clamped her hair about and inch or two from the scalp slowly sliding down the hair shaft and turning the curling iron.

Curling ironing your hair this way minimizes the damage to the ends of your hair. Allowing your hair to get an equal amount of heat.

If you start by curling ironing your ends. Then roll your hair up to your scalp. The ends are overheated and the rest of your hair shaft is under heated. Therefore giving you a weak curl with burnt ends.

The girl in the video gave you a general idea of the proper way to curling iron your hair. However she didn't do a very good job at sectioning her hair. The section was too thick.

If you want pretty long lasting curls. Look at the thickness of the barrel. If your barrel is an inch around. You want you sections to be an inch thick. Don't make your sections to wide. It's easier to manipulate the hair with smaller sections.


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    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Good information.

    • tamron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I will work on a flat iron hub. If you do not position a flat iron right it will burn your middle finger. A flat iron will cause more damage to your hair then a curling iron if not properly used. Be careful!

    • Sheila Lee profile image

      Sheila Lee 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Good hub Tamron. How about a flat iron hub? I'm always burning my middle finger for some reason. LOL


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