Even though it’s called a straightener or flat iron, this hot tool can do much more than make hair look sleek. Beauty influencers are raving about how they can use the tool to create curls and waves to give hair va-va volume that won’t fall flat. And the results have gone viral on TikTok as videos tagged with #curlswithastraighener have gained over 26 million views. Want to reap the same hair-beautifying rewards? Keep scrolling to learn how to curl hair with a straightener and why you’ll want to use it over a curling iron the next time you curl your hair.
Why use a straightener over a curling iron to curl hair?
“A straightener works better for some types of hair when it comes to curling or waving,” says Stephanie Angelone, a hairstylist at RPZL in New York City. If you have hair that doesn’t hold or tends to drop throughout the day, or hair on the heavier dense side, Angelone points out that a straightener will be beneficial for you when it comes to curling your hair.
Scott Fabian, a hairstylist at Sally Hershberger NoMad Salon in New York City agrees that straightening iron curls are better for someone whose hair doesn’t usually hold a curl. “Using a straightening iron to curl your hair will ensure…