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How to Curl your Hair with a Straightener

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I worked on this post with featuring their TRESemmé hair products, but as always, the opinions, pictures & hair are all mine! 😉

I have been loving my new hair cut. Sometimes when I see a picture of when I had super long hair, I envy my former self, but then I remember how easy my hair is to style all short like this and I feel better.

One of the ways I style it now I never did when it was long. I probably could have, it just never turned out how I wanted it. It’s how to curl your hair with a straightener. It creates these boho waves which are really fun and when you amp it up with some good hairspray they not only stay all day but you secure that messy-I-didn’t-even-try look without really trying too hard at all!

How to Curl your Hair with a Straightener

how to curl your hair with a straightener

It’s actually very simple and I’ve got to say, from personal experience, it works better on shorter hair. For boho curls on long hair I would use a clips curling iron like the one I used in this post.

I have created a step-by-step process for this style so you can get the full effect.

Before we get into that, let me talk about some important stuff – products. People are always asking me how I get my hair to look so silky, smooth and healthy. Well, a huge part of it is products! If you start with a good shampoo and conditioner that nourishes your hair and you can actually feel the difference when you use it. I have been using TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo and TRESemmé Moisture Rich Conditioner and can feel the difference. I love that my hair is softer, feels great & smells good!

TRESemmé products

During the winter it is especially important to make sure your taking care of your hair this way because it’s more prone to get dried out and damaged. I would definitely suggest these products if you haven’t already tried them.

For this look I used the TRESemmé Two Extra Hold Aerosol Hair Spray and I love it! Not all hairsprays are created equal and I can say that this hairspray worked fabulously for the straightener boho curls style I wanted to create. It holds the style in place without feeling crunchy and your hair is still movable without losing the hold completely. It’s like the perfect blend, if you ask me!

Okay, on to the style!

how to curl your hair with a straightener

  • Separate your hair into sections, starting at the bottom.
  • Take a small section of hair and put it through the straightener while turning the straightener away from your face as you go.
  • You really only need one half turn of the straightener to get the curls. If that doesn’t work, try a full turn and you should be fine.
  • That’s it! Do this all over your head until it’s all curled!

A few pointers – as with any boho-styled hair, it doesn’t have to be perfect. The ends are meant to not be as curled as the rest of your hair. Also, feel free to curl your hair different ways all over your head — some curled toward your face and some back. It just gives it that beachy look. I would suggest though that the curls in the front by your face you always curl back.

Now that you have the curls all done, you still have to style it a little bit to get the look you want. Don’t touch or run your hands through the curls until they’ve cooled down, this helps the curls set and stay longer.

1using the hair spray

Run your hands through the curls once they’re cooled to break them up. Now comes the styling/adding volume. Grab your TRESemmé hair spray in one hand and in the other hand pull the curls up, separating them. Spray them in place. Remember how I said this hairspray was great for hold but wasn’t crunchy, now you can see it in action.

I sprayed the TRESemmé hair spray, lifting my curls, all over my head to create volume in this style and set the curls. Here’s the before and after:

TRESemmé hair spray

Isn’t it great? And I’ve got to say, they lasted all day! I am a big fan of this hairspray!

These curls have become a favorite style as of late because they’re easy, they stay all day, and… well, they’re fun! I know some of you have been asking how I do them, so here ya go! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, I am also sure to respond. Also, do yourself a favor and go buy these TRESemmé products from, they’re fabulous and your hair with thank you for it!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of and TRESemmé.

11 Responses to How to Curl your Hair with a Straightener

  1. Audrey @ Putting Me Together February 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    Ohmigosh that before and after with the hairspray is KEY! I need to go try that!

  2. LJ March 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm #

    Great description I’ve been able to understand! Can’t wait to buy and try the spray and my straightener for some boho! Thank you! I read it all twice I enjoyed it so much!


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