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Tuesday Tutorial: How To Get PERFECT Waves Using A Straightener

Almost every girl has a flat iron or straightener at her disposal to help give her sleek, straight locks whenever she fancies it. But this tool is a dual-purpose weapon that you can also use to give yourself fabulously flowy waves. It’s okay if you haven’t got a curling iron, just double up your flat iron to give you gorgeous beach waves. We tell you 3 super easy ways to give you playful waves - pick the one that you think works best for you and never have a boring hair day again!

Method 1 - Creating Bends


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Step 1: Section off the top layers of your hair with a clip. Start with your bottom hair first and work your way up.

Step 2: Pick up sections of hair that are 1-2 inches wide and start a couple inches down your hair, away from your roots to avoid pouffiness. Once the hair is in your iron, use your wrist to fold it backwards away from your face and hold it like that for a few seconds.

Step 3: Now run the iron down your hair (or you can just release it and move it down) below the first bend and fold it forward, in the opposite direction.

Step 4: Carry on this process of folding the iron backwards and forward down the length of your hair and continue it across your whole head.

Method 2 – Keep Moving!


how to make beach waves with a flat iron

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Step 1: Section off the top layers of your hair with a clip. Start with your bottom hair first and work your way up.

Step 2: Start a little away from your roots, curl the iron away from your face.

Step 3: Keep rotating it while you glide it down the length of your hair. Make sure to keep it moving - don’t hold it in once place or it will create dents in your strands. Slowly release the clamps as you reach the ends.

Step 4: Repeat this across your whole head.

Method 3 – Braid Brigade


how to make beach waves with a flat iron

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Step 1: On dry hair, take 2-inch wide sections of hair and braid. Do this till all your hair is in a plait.

Step 2: Slowly run your iron down your braids, one at a time.

Step 3: Once they cool, undo the braids and use your fingers to tousle and separate kinks into glorious beachy waves.

* Remember not to pull or tug at a section after running it through the iron. It needs to cool in that shape to maintain the style.

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Published on Feb 23, 2016
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