How to Create Volume with a Flat Iron
Flat irons are mostly used for straightening the hair of women with curly and frizzy hair, but hairstylist found a way to use the flat iron for the exact opposite, which is creating volume. Therefore, you can use a flat iron even if you don’t have curly hair but you want to obtain voluptuous hair. How can you do that? You will find out in the lines below.
- Flat irons have two plates that can be wider or narrower, depending on how you choose them to be. It’s best that you use a flat iron with ceramic plates infused with tourmaline, which is the best version that takes good care of your hair and makes it look shiny as it doesn’t dry it. Avoid using metallic plates that burn the hair and dry it out, making it look frizzy and unhealthy.
- A great way to create hair volume using a flat iron is to create a sort of a wavy hair that has more body at the roots. Considering that the volume is mostly concentrated at the roots of the hair, avoid straightening it and making it look flat at the top. It’s best to gather your top area hair into a bun and to start your way from the back of the head to the front.
- The method is rather easy and it’s similar to making curls only that you will start with the roots. Grab a strain of hair and put the flat iron near the root then slightly rotate the flat iron to create a small loop. Keep the iron on the hair for a few seconds then spray the roots with a strong hairspray. Do this with the rest of the hair so all the roots will be sort of curled. Lightly tease the roots with a teasing comb that will make them maintain a firm shape.
- Not only the roots are important, but the ends of the hair as well because if you know how to arrange your hair, you can make it look like it has more volume. Arranging the ends also implies using the flat iron and the method is as easy as pumping your roots. Glide the flat iron down the strains of hair and when you reach to the ends, easily flip them towards your face. This will add more texture and body to your hair and your face will be framed in a more pleasant way.