It was so interesting to me how cutting just five inches off my hair made such a big difference when it came to styling it! I’m not gonna lie, I feel like it took me a month of trial and error just to get a few looks I was okay with.
Then something clicked and I realized that styling shorter hair really depended on me getting a ton of volume at the roots. It made all the difference!
The key move with the flat iron is to bring it through your hair in a letter “C” shape. This will give your hair extra volume at the roots, which balances out the bottom, so you get even straight hair and not bottom heavy hair.
I always prep my hair before I heat style with a heat protectant spray. My favorite that I’ve found is the ghd Heat Protect. I’m also using a ghd flat iron because I’m a ghd addict. Their products do less damage and protect my hair better than any others that I’ve tried.
How I Flat Iron My Hair
1 | Put a small piece of hair no larger than the width of the iron (1″ etc) between the iron plates. Pull the hair straight up, then around in a round “C” shape.
2 | Run the flat iron over the ends again, if needed, to make them super smooth. Put a little bend in them with that “C” shape. It will look too curved at first, then fall to straight.
3 | Repeat all over until you get to the front of your hair. I make sure I pull those pieces straight up and forward, almost like you are curling an 80’s tube bang. This will set the front of your hair up to frame your face nicely.
4 | When I’m all finished, I part my hair in the middle and run the iron over the ends one more time, to get them extra smooth and all flowing together.
5 | I finish my hair with a little bit of hair spray, sprayed in horizontal layers throughout my hair, to set the style and give it extra lift. Then I add a drop of oil to the ends to add moisture and rub whatever is left over the top and front pieces of my hair to smooth.
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