Hair straighteners can be used in so many ways and once you get to know the right technique you can make different hairstyles in just a few minutes. You can curl, twist or have a wavy looking hair with the help of your hair straightener.

If you learn how to use the hair straightener correctly, you'll be able to make beautiful hairstyles, all by yourself, without damaging your hair. You should choose a thinner hair straightener as it will help you start right from the roots. Moreover, it's important to go for a ceramics one because you will not have to repeat the action. Don't forget to use heat protecting spray.


Here is how you can get a beautiful straight hairstyle with volume at the ends:

Wash your hair, apply some hair mousse and blow dry it. As you are going to use the hair straightener, don't forget to apply heat protecting spray.

Start by dividing your hair into sections. Make a high bun at the crown of your head and leave a few locks free. Then, using the hair straightener, do each lock of hair at a time. Make small sections, hold the straightener and slide it slowly in a downwards motion, guiding it towards the exterior when you get to the ends.

If you have layered hairstyle, take each layer and work on the ends in order to add more volume and movement. Set the layers by taking small sections of hair and guiding the straightener towards the exterior, depending on the result you are looking for.

As a final step, use your fingers to arrange the locks and a hair spray for volume.

Soft waves

Making soft waves is a very easy thing to do even with a hair straightener. Remember that if you slide the straightener quicker, your waves will be looser.

Start by combing your hair and divide it into sections in order to make all the process easier. Then, close the plates of the hair straightener, and starting from the halfway towards the ends, rotate the straightener. Everything stands in the wrist if you want to get soft waves. Do it gently and slowly so you obtain beautiful, contoured waves. Curl every lock of hair that you have fixed with the straightener and use your fingers to better define the look.

Arrange the waves at the back so you leave your face free. Continue with the higher part of your head, curling every lock. As a final step, use hair spray for volume.

Perfect curls

If you want to get perfect curls using your hair straightener even on straight hair, here are the right steps you need to follow.

Start by dividing your hair into sections. Secure your hair into a high bun and leave a few sections of hair free. Beginning with the first section of hair at the back of your head so that the front hair won't disturb you while working your hair. If you want beautiful curls, take thinner hair sections, and remember to start close to the scalp. Then, close the plates, grip the hair and rotate the iron gently as you move towards the ends.

If you have bangs, don't curl them, and just use a blow dryer and a round brush in order to style them.

If one of the curls is not right, just let it cool down for a few minutes and only after you can try again. Finnish with some hair mousse so you fix the curls.