How To Wave Your Hair With A Straightener Tutorial

  • Posted on 07 September, 2021
  • Short Hair
  • By Anonymous

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Hi guys welcome back to my channel and welcome back to a new video. This is a video that honestly has been so highly requested on my instagram for so long now, um i had filmed one like, i think, just over a year ago, honestly, i look back at that footage and i cringe just the way it was film. The whole vibe of the video it actually gives me the it. So i thought you know what i need to film an up-to-date one. So this is my tutorial on how you wave your hair with a straightener, and these are just kind of like my tips and tricks for particularly short, hair or kind of like mid-length hair like mine, so yeah. I really hope you enjoyed this video. I hope you do pick up some tips. If you do try out this technique, be sure to let me know: yeah, it's dead, simple, dead, easy! It'S my favorite way of waving. My hair. I'Ve been doing my hair like this now with straighteners for years. So, let's just jump right into the tutorial okay, so this is my hair this morning, freshly washed freshly dried and, as you can see, my hair is pretty naturally straight yeah. This is generally what my hair looks like after it's been blow-dried, so if you do tend to have more like wavy or like hair, that kind of kinks out a bit. If i were you, i would either try and blow dry it. So it's a bit more straight or run the straighteners over really quick, because this hairstyle kind of works better. If you start with pretty straightish hair, if you're working with big frizzy hair to begin with, it's not going to quite look the same, so yeah just make sure you're starting off with kind of fairly straightish hair. So first thing i'm gon na do! Oh my god! It'S so hot today what i thought we were in september. What is this weather first thing, i'm gon na do i'm just gon na quickly find my parting. I'Ve got the mirror just behind the camera by the way. So if i'm kind of looking pasture not being rude, i'm just looking in the mirror that'll do that's about right, give my hair a quick brush. So first thing i'm going to do is section my hair, so i like to work in layers, so i'm gon na wave the bottom part of my hair, then the middle part, then the top. So i'm just gon na take my thumbs about where my cheekbones are and bring them around, so they meet each other at the back and then just bring down that bottom layer of hair. I have got extensions in i've got bonds in so if you can see them, that's just what they are perfect and then i'm just gon na sort of tie up the rest of my hair out the way on top of my head. So this bottom bit we're ready to start so first things. First, i'm gon na put my heat defense spray on. So this is um from y and it's just the memory mist. So what this essentially does is it helps your hair to remember a style. It'S a heat defense which is great, and it just helps your curls last longer. Now, when i tell you when i've done my hair, for i can use that style for three days, that's how long they're, holding i'll literally get up the next day bit of dry. Shampoo bit of hairspray give it a little bit of a judge and i'm good to go, and i genuinely think that this memory mist really really helps. So i'm just gon na give my hair a bit of a light spray and then we're good to go. So i use my straighteners to wave my hair straighteners. I use cloud9 used these for absolutely years now, really really like them, so i'm gon na grab a little piece of hair, even though i've got this layer i'll still split it down the back into two halves. So that i'll sort of i'll wave, one half and then i'll wave the other - and i always work from back to front so i'm going to start with this side first. This is about how thick my sections are a couple of inches thick and then i'm going to have my straighteners, pointing up lock them in the hair twist backwards and then just bring it down like that. So, as you will be able to see, hopefully you can see - we've got a little wave there at the back. Now, when i did that wave you'll see that i clamp my hair in the straighteners and i twisted the straighteners back like away from my face. So this time, when i do my next piece of hair, i'm going to put them in and twist them towards the front and then slowly bring them down my hair. I always kind of grab the hair after and give it a little twirl. My fingers like that. So you can see this wave here just like that and then flip it out the wire we've done with that one and then same again, next piece of hair between the straighteners and then away bring it down. Just like that, you will get used to doing this technique. I find it so easy now see my little wave. So when you're twisting your hair away from your face, your hand will be facing forward. But when you're twisting your hair towards your face start with your thumb facing forward so to twist the hair towards my face start by keeping your thumb forward, hair in the straighteners twist towards your face and then we'll slowly do that grab the hair twist twist twist And we've got a little dinky wave and then one thing i always try and do is make sure that the wave closest to your face is always facing away like that, and then we've got the bottom half of our hair wavy. So now what i'm going to do is i'm not going to brush it? I'M not going to touch it. I'M just going to put a tiny bit of hairspray in there. This is the color wow hairspray just going to give them a little spray. Leave them. Don'T touch them and then i'm gon na do the other side. So exactly the same with the other side, i'm gon na start from the back and work my way to the front. I'M gon na start with my hand facing the front so that i can twist the straighteners away from my face and then do my wave and then next piece of hair make sure your thumb is facing the front. So you can twist the straighteners towards your face and then i'm just literally going to keep on repeating that technique. Throughout my entire head of hair and another tip, i will give you for really nice waves is when you come to the end of your hair. Leave out the last couple of inches like that, so don't bring the straighteners all the way down to the ends of your hair. Just leave out the last couple of inches so just find that particular. This is more particularly on short hair. To be honest, i just find that the waves all sit a lot more uniform a lot nicer, because one thing about short hair is that sometimes i feel like if the curls are all too perfect and uniform. You kind of look a bit like a doll with ringlets. Do you know what i mean just like them to be a little bit more haphazard but yeah? I can usually wave my whole head of hair in like 15 minutes bit of hairspray and then, as i said, just leave them we're going to come back to like the waves to sort them out at the very end. So now i'm going to get down my next layer of hair and then basically repeat the entire process all over again. So all of this that's left here will be the very last section that we wave and then same again split it in half start from the back and then work your way to the front. I'M probably gon na put you on a little bit of a time lapse for this. Until we get to the top okay, then last layer we're nearly done and then the only thing i'll do differently about this top layer is that i do all the curls facing the same way. I do them all facing away from my face. I don't know why. I just prefer how how everything sits and looks doing it that way, so with this one. What i'll do is, as i said, i'll split it down the middle. So let me tie this up into a little ponytail cute, so i'm going to do this side first and, as i said i like to do all of these ones facing the same direction. So i'm going to make sure with all of these curls my hand starts facing the front and all the curls are going to be facing the same way and honestly, when i say these curls will last for days, i will just get up tomorrow bit of hairspray Bit of finessing there we go, and that is pretty much what they should be looking like and then, as you can see, it looks a little bit like a bush at the minute. It won't when we're finished. I'M gon na quickly finish this side. Then i'll come back and show you what we do at the end, the main work is done. We have curled all of the herbs, but yeah. This just looks a little bit too uniform for me. So it's time to make it look more wavy. So first thing i'm going to do is take a brush. This is usually better if you do with like a wide tooth comb, but classic couldn't find mine this morning, so we're using a tangle teaser - and i know this probably looks really strange, but we are going to go through and brush out the curls. That'S why we put the hairspray in as we go in, so we don't lose them all. As you can see it kind of just flattens, it all makes it look less curly and a bit more wavy. We want this to look a bit more natural bit more wavy. Has she used a curler? Has she even done anything that kind of vibe, so now i've brushed them out, i'm going to add in a little bit of texture spray. So this is the amica undone volume and matte texture spray. I just love that packaging, i'm looking for these bright colors, then what i'm going to do is i'm going to grab most of my hair and, as i'm spraying this product in i'm gon na kind of do almost like a butterfly effect with my hair and slowly Drop pieces down, as i'm spraying so like this, and as you can see, it adds a lot of volume and a lot of texture. I'M gon na make sure i've got some in at the back so that we have got the texture there. We go like so and then i'm gon na add in hairspray, so back to my color wow and then one thing i do like to do for the piece of the front i like to pinch them together, a bit of hairspray and kind of rub them together. This is just something else in my hairdresser do and can you see how all of a sudden it just sits a lot nicer and then i do kind of grab them and almost rub pieces together just to get that extra bit of texture and then there you Have it voluminous wavy hair with a straightener? I love using this technique. I just really like how sort of messy and undone the waves look. It doesn't look like you've tried too hard. They don't look too structured. I absolutely love them. So yeah really hope you enjoyed that tutorial guys. Please do remember to like comment and subscribe. That would mean the world, but anyway, as always guys, i will see you in the next one bye,

Faye J: I’ve always struggled so much with curling my hair with a straightener, this tutorial was a miracle, so much easier I can finally do it! Thank you!

peach books: one of the clearest tutorial out there, really easy to follow. love the guide about the hand/thumb facing where, it helps sooo much. thank you ❤

The_Adorable_Ash: This is the most detailed, clearly-explained & easy to follow wave tutorials I have come across! Thank you so much for posting this, I now have a brilliant guide to refer back to whenever I want long lasting waves

Simone: Your hair is lush! Love this tutorial, I never seem to get it right when using my straighteners to curl, so thank you ❤️

TheElfin24: Hi Alex, just literally found your channel by accident and I'm loving it, your style is so effortless and this hair tutorial looks the easiest by far - bearing in mind I've tried so many times to curl with a straightener without any success, you actually make it look doable! Will def try it but will have to replay and do it to your instructions lol! Thx anyway xoJoanxo

Irina Badin: Briliant tutorial, thank you! I just got my hair cut in your length and I really needed this idea

Yadira Lopez-Molina: Love your hair. Thank you for doing a tutorial for an easy way to curl your hair.

Kezia Webber: A million thank you’s! I have tried so many turorials and failed to learn, until I saw yours! Explained so clearly, thank you!!! One very happy happy girl

katykate77 : This was soooo helpful. I only had to watch your tutorial once and I’ve mastered it on my long extensions which took about 5-10 mins. Thank you so much.

Sierra: This video was a life saver, thank you! I have been trying to figure this out for a loooooong time. You made it so easy to understand :)

Becky Sweeney: Looks gorge! Love the tip about the front pieces, I can never get mine to sit like that so I’m gonna try it

Kristina Safonina: Amazing! Just tried it and I have the best second day waves ever

Tabby: What a great tutorial. So easy to understand and so much easier doing it this way. Thank you!

iNanieke: Just saw your older wavy hair tutorial before this one. Loved both videos!! ❤️

Paula Beech: Love your tutorial Alexx, you make it look so easy! Going to give it a go later. Could I just ask what temperature do you have your flat on please?? I have tried before and haven't had much success curling my hair .

Breeann Zarzycki: I am not kidding when I say I used to sit in front of the mirror so frustrated that I couldn’t figure out the straightener curls! Now I am wishing I watched this video months ago to see how easy it is to do :) Thank you!!

Milena Stojanović: It looks great! I'll try this when I get my new hair straightener :)

Bianka Haenisch: Best tutorial ever! Thanks for being throughout ❤️❤️

TASIAawful1: I’ve tried this but I always go wrong my lob ends up dead straight with just a kink at the bottom however I’ll persevere as my hairdresser told me straighteners are more healthier on hair that curling wands. Your hair is very pretty

Esthetician Beauty: Absolutely beautiful ❤️

Sarah Stalberg: I'm totally going to try this, thank you!

Jane UK: Really good clear instructions.

Pippa D: GREAT fringe tip at the end... just tried it ... 10/10 ♡ xx

Leyla Islomova: Thank you. So so helpful ❤️

Abby T: I needed to find a way to do this to my hair before school starts this looks great so im going to try later today and probably for school tomorrow

Laura S: Looks so Beautiful!!

Barb: Hi Alexx, when I try to curl my hair like this, my hair just stays straight or it does nothing. Do you grip on your flat iron really tight? Thanks

Malin: Wow what a great tutorial!

slp619: Amazing tutorial!

Nicola Wilkinson: Thank you! Really useful x

Leah Correthers: This is amazing ! thank you.

I Am Because of YOU: Best tutorial hands down ever FOUND!!❤️

jaja gabour: Absolutely beautiful

Tonia Cassetta: I loved your tutorial …I just wish you would if shown more of how you flat ironed and styled your front pieces…that’s where I have problems!

Angie: Great video, you look fabulous! X

CoolStoryBroTech  : amazing keep up good content hun

Viviana Frometa: Im cutting my hair just like yours and this tutorial wow is perfection thanks !!! Question for the haircut do you get the blunt cut ?

siobhan1515: Alex what are the bonds you have? They look so natural! Thank you for the tutorial x

Natalie Hughes: I love your hair I wish I could do that

Belinda Bee: Thanks so much! love your video. What temperature setting did you use?

Gloria Rangel: Where do you get that heat defense spray? Love your tutorials

Cindy Jay: Thanks for this!

Erin Ochoa-Avila: So pretty!! What lipstick are you wearing? I love it

Janaire Nielsen: So glad i found this!

Julia Zehetmair: I’ve tried so many times to use a straightener to get waves and it never works for me. Do you have to use a thin straighter? I’ve have a thicker one and I’m not sure if that’s the issue.

Nanou Anthroponaj: I definitely love listening to your voice with this beautiful accent. I could sleep on it would work like ASMR !

Josefina Meza: Just cut my hair like you (: gonna use this technique ❤️ what type of dry shampoo do you use ? Or recommend?☺️

Joy Mataalii: The towards the face instruction is what I needed! I suck

Lisa Thomas: Great video! sure would love to see this MU tutorial.. would REALLY love to know your lipstick color?

Karis Alvarez: Girl you just changed my life

Mina: My hair never turns out this way :(

MaRia Paschou: Hi! Perfect Hair! How many extensions do you have?

Wendy Angell: Love your hair! What shade is your lipstick?

Rani Bubbra: Would you share how you sleep with your hair to maintain the style please! I’m definitely going to try this!!

robyn: So I did this, and when I ran a wide tooth comb through it all my curls were gone man I stink at this!!!

Dee Luther: ⚘Great Video as always⚘ Stunning thumbnail tho Your Beautiful Self Makeup always on Point Those BreAthtaking eyes love Em Hope you EnJoying Your Spectacular Week Stay Bless n Be safe always

Random roses: Hi,can someone tell me if this technique works on long hair?

Joanne Vasquez: I just found so so glad.You make this so somple

Holly Taylor-Weston: This saved my life this morning ‍♀️ can I ask where your from? My family are from Telford and have the same accent

Nicola Strang: Any tips on frizzzy hair tried everything new shampoo and everything… what about straighteners aswell like anti frizz ones x

Black pink era: Thank uhh cutie

Teresa Alvarez: Is that a 1 inch hair straightener? Thanks!

Ninotchka Fernandez: Does anyone know where to find the cloud nine straightener in the US? Looks like it’s only available in the UK and some other countries :(

ElectriBrite hair straightener flat iron: Love your hair

Natalie Roska: beautiful!!! What shampoo and conditioner do you use? xxxx

Francesca Pohar: Thanx for this tutorial and let me say: I just love your accent. Where are you from?

Evie Berry: I can’t find this memory mist from anywhere

Damselindistress: just tried to find all these products on amazon with no luck. do they sell them in Boots?

Gillian Gamble: Nice x

Linda Weinstein: The flat iron is slightly rounded so mine is square boo this is not gonna work ! Thanks tho

Natalia Cantero: yum!

Cetin Özden: Hello love

Gemma Valentine: What temperature do you have the straighteners set to please?


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