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Styling Curtain Bangs with a Flat Iron

Styling Curtain Bangs with a Flat Iron

Curtain bangs are a trendy, face-framing hairstyle that gives you effortlessly-looking beauty. Whether you're new to styling your bangs or want to refine your technique, our below guide will help you achieve a flawless look in a matter of minutes.

How To Style Curtain Bangs with a Flat Iron

1. Start with Clean, Dry Hair

Begin your styling routine with freshly washed and completely dry hair. This ensures that your curtain bangs are free from any excess moisture or product residue, allowing for a smoother styling process.

2. Section Off Your Curtain Bangs

Gently separate your curtain bangs from the rest of your hair. Use hair clips or ties to keep the remaining hair out of the way, making it easier to focus on the bangs.

3. Adjust the Flat Iron Heat

Before styling, set your flat iron to a low to medium heat setting. Curtain bangs typically require less heat to avoid damage to your hair, so choosing a lower temperature is important.

4. Hold the Flat Iron Vertically

Hold the flat iron in a vertical position, so that it’s perpendicular to the floor. This angle allows you to achieve a natural, cascading curl that frames your face beautifully.

5. Clamp Near the Roots

Start at the roots of your curtain bangs and gently clamp the flat iron on the hair. Your grip should be secure but without applying excessive pressure, as this can lead to creases or damage.

Twist the Flat Iron Away From Your Face

6. Twist Away from Your Face

As you hold the flat iron in place, begin to twist it away from your face. This twisting motion helps create soft, natural-looking curls.

7. Release the Curl Gently

After holding the flat iron in place for a few seconds (typically up to 5 seconds, but adjust based on your hair's thickness and the iron's heat), gently release the curl without tugging or pulling - slowly slide the flat iron down the length of your curtain bangs as you release.

Pro Tip: The slower you move, the more defined the curl will be. If you move more quickly while releasing the flat iron down your hair, you’ll have looser waves. 

8. Repeat as Needed

Continue curling each section of your curtain bangs using the same technique. You can also consider alternating the direction of the curls - turning the flat iron away from your face on some sections of hair and toward your face on others, which gives your bangs some extra texture and depth.

9. Finish with a Light-Hold Hairspray

After curling your curtain bangs, use a light-hold hairspray to set the curls in place. Just a few spritzes will give your hair a long-lasting hold and texture while still allowing a relaxed appearance. 

Twist the Flat Iron Away From Your Face

Can I Use a Flat Iron with Wider Plates for Curtain Bangs?

While it’s possible to use a flat iron with wider plates, you’ll get much better results using a flat iron with thinner plates and curled edges. This gives you more control when styling and smoother waves for your curtain bangs. 

By following these steps, you can confidently style your curtain bangs with a flat iron, achieving a trendy, beautiful appearance. 


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