No one can deny the beauty of curls on hair. Thus, if you have short hair and always want to be in style, you need to know how to curl short hair with a flat iron.
A flat iron is one of the few heated hair styling tools that can straighten hair and make amazing curly hairstyles.
In this article, regardless of your hair type, you’ll find loads of magnificent curly short hairstyles that can be done with a straightener.
Best Ways to Curl Short Hair With a Flat Iron
When it comes to curling hair, everybody thinks of curling wands at first. But there are numerous ways of curling hair with a straightener.
And it works great for people who have short hair as well. Thus, we came up with some fantastic ways of curling your short hair with a flat iron. Check them out now.
1. Extra Voluminous Beachy Waves
- Section your hair and make very tight braids with your hands
- Make 10-12 braids all over your hair and pin it with bobby pins
- Take a straightener and then run it over your braids
- Afterward, take out the bobby pins and separate the hair from braids
- Add some invisible oil with your fingers to make your hair less frizzy
- You can style by making some braids from the top and pinning them at the side of your head
2. Alternate Waves
- Section your hair to grab some of the strands
- Twist the grabbed section with a flat iron towards your face; inwards
- The next section you grab, twist outwards, this time with a straightener
- Keep altering the twist inwards and outwards all over your hair
- Finally, use it with your fingers to separate your hair
3. Natural Looking Curls on Short Hair
- Apply some hair protectant spray to your hair
- Split your hair in half
- Tuck one half apart
- Focus on that half section that you have split
- get a vertical sliver about half an inch thick
- get a flat iron
- Hold it at the root at first, then twist it fully and release it. You should get a spiral curl in your short hair.
- Do the same in each section of your hair
4. Voluminous Bob
- Section your hair into groups
- Grab a bunch of hair
- Run the straightener from the root but do not twist
- When the straightener reaches the mid-way or a little bit more, start twisting your hair ends towards your face
- Make this reverse curl at every end of your hair towards your face
- When you are finished, take a brush and run it smoothly through your hair but not at the ends
5. Simple Beach Waves
- First, brush your hair to remove all tangles
- Split your hair into small sections
- Always curling from any side with a flat iron
- Select any section, take some hair from it and twist it two times with a flat iron, and release
- Do the process two times in every section you take
- Gradually twist all your hair from all sides except the hair on top
- Now get back to the top. Do the twists with a flat iron here as well but do not take the hair from the root. Rather curl the hair from mid-length to the end.
6. Effortless Curls on Short Hair
- Section your hair above your ear
- Take your flat iron and grab 2-3 inches of hair
- Start curling around 90 degrees and then release
- Do not curl all the way to the tip of your hair, leave the ends as they are
- Do the same all over your hair
- Finally, run your fingers through your hair to piece out the waves
7. Carefree Curls on Short Hair
- When you begin twisting, clip the hair and flip the hair and the straightener in reverse simultaneously.
- Rapidly run the straightener right down your bit of hair.
- For the back, shorter bits of your hair, twist under rather than in reverse.
- The regressive strategy probably won’t work for the shorter pieces, however, twisting under certainly will.
8. Tight Curls on Short Hair
- Section your hair
- Grab a small portion of hair
- With a flat iron, start twisting to the ends
- A small plated flat iron is suggested as it helps to make small/tight curls
- Do the same all over your hair
- Take some invisible oil between your fingers and then run your fingers through your hair to separate them a little bit
9. Flipped Out 60’s Style
- Section your hair into two groups
- Grab some hair and start curling with a flat iron from the mid-way point
- Twist the straightener to the ends outward
- Do this outward wave at every end of your hair
- Take some invisible oil in your hands and run through your hair. it will make your hair look more polished
- Style it with a bandana or something similar
10. Crimp Style Waves
- After sectioning, grab some (3-4 inches) hair
- With a straightener, first, twist your hair inward and immediately twist the next part of your grabbed hair outward.
- Keep doing this and you will see at least 2 inward and 2 outward sections there. The number will increase according to the length of your short hair.
- Take some brilliantine and use it through your hair with your fingers to separate them
- If you want to make them a little edgy, you can pin your hair from the side behind your ear with bobby pins
Keep in Mind
A straightener requires a lot of heat to style your hair. People who have thin hair are at the highest risk of damaging their hair with excessive heat.
Moreover, this applies to thin hair, but all other kinds of hair can also be damaged by high heat.
Hence, hair experts suggest using a quality hair protectant oil or spray before styling your hair with a straightener.
People who have short hair often get frustrated as they sometimes cannot find the perfect curly style for their hair.
If they find it, they get confused while executing the style. We have given a bunch of tutorials above that can be done simply with the help of a flat iron for their convenience. How cool is that, right? So which one is your favorite?