Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Video Tutorial- Flat Iron Curls

I know, I know, I have been totally M.I.A. Balancing my responsibilities as a wife, mother, and hairstylist can be a little tricky. I do what I can, but if the blog suffers a bit for it, I apologize.

I did this tutorial a few weeks ago, and I hated it. I was so embarrassed with how I look and sound. I did it after a long day of running around. I didn't want to post it, but I figure it had some useful tips. Don't mind the fact that the toilet lid is up.

I wanted to show you the simple steps in curling with a flat iron. I get that there are probably many techniques and ways to do this, this is just my own little style. I do make my hair curlier or even straighter with the flat iron depending on how small the section is and how tightly I turn the iron as I go down the strand. If you want lots of curls, just use smaller sections and turn the iron around more often as you pull it down the strand. Still do the 180 degree turn at the base, just turn the iron more as you pull out. You will understand when you see the video.

I tend to like my hair on the messy side these days. I think it looks a little too messy in the video, but you get the idea from what I am doing. Flat iron curls just take practice. Once you get them down you will have so much fun and so much freedom on how loose or tight you want your curls to be. Have fun.



P.S. I promise to remember to put the toilet lid down for the next video. I also promise to find a way to not bang my comb, product, and flat iron down when I am done with them.

P.P.S. I know most people call the type of flat iron I used a F-H-I, I just say it all together as FHI. Potato, Potato.

P.P.S.S. The Lanza spray wax is now discontinued. I hope (fingers crossed) they are just working on making it better. You can use other spray waxes to achieve the same result.

Have a happy hair day!

9 comments:

Emily said...

I was just thinking how much I want to learn to do this. It says the video is private, though...

Mallory Fielding said...

Oops, sorry Emily. I just fixed it.

Emily said...

It still says it... I will log out of the internet and try again.

Emily said...

Same thing still :(

cec said...

Too fun. I love your running commentary on the video. Cute dress! And don't apologize about the toilet seat. I can just GUESS who left it up...

Ricki said...

I recently discovered your blog...love it! I really need to branch out and you've given me so many great ideas. Thanks for a great tutorial. I can't wait to try this! :)

Emily said...

It works now! I can't wait to try this!! After I get all the spray stuff...

Sarah said...

Hands down . . . funniest video tutorial ever! I was laughing at the "thoughts" being scrolled across the bottom.

Do you prefer spray wax over hairspray?

And I was curious why you would bother using a flat iron to curl over a curling iron, but you answered my question in the tutorial. Thanks, Mal! Great job!

The Loops said...

Thanks! I was actually able to do this while watching your vid! Much more helpful than all the 13 year olds I was trying to copy on you tube. lol