Styling The Lob | Straight

by Molly Gardner

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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4 comments

Emilia July 21, 2015 - 12:34 pm

I have naturally curly hair and I also try to style them with iron into this C shape – absolutely straight and flat hair look strange and unnatural with my face shape. Good video, not too much babble. I love this hair length – not too long and difficult to style and care, but easy to find some various updo`s, style loose curls ect.

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Girl Get Glamorous July 27, 2015 - 3:38 am

Glad this technique worked for you!!

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Nic UK July 27, 2015 - 11:56 am

Hi Molly and thank you so much for your amazing tips! I just discovered your blog 2 weeks ago and it already helped me so much. 🙂 Loving this tip, I have very wavey fizzy strawberry hair and flat iron makes it so well… flat haha. With this tutorial my hair look a lot better and plump! Thanks a lot <3

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Girl Get Glamorous July 27, 2015 - 5:56 pm

Thank you, I’m so happy to hear all that!! So glad you found the blog and that this tutorial helped you. It totally changed how my hair looks too 🙂

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