Today I am excited to partner with ghd to bring you this easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to get curls with this ghd flat iron. Because if you can’t drop the money on two different hairstyling tools (I totally get it, they’re pricey and an investment!) you don’t have to own two different tools to achieve both straightened AND curled hair. It can all be done with just one really good flat iron.
ghd Gold Electric Pink Flat Iron
And I personally think that this Electric Pink Professional Styler is one of those things. Especially since every purchase of an electric pink purchase, ghd donates money to breast cancer charities. A great thing to support. Plus you get a black and pink hairstyling tool!
Once turned on this ghd flat iron was ready to use in less than 10 seconds. I was so surprised! Because of the high-gloss finish this literally glides through your hair like silk. I could not get over how effortless it was. And I don’t know if it was just my imagination, but my hair felt really soft after using it. I’ve used several professional curling and flat irons in my day as a cosmetologist student, but this one by far outshines them all.
I know this isn’t an easy, quick buy, but I definitely think it’s one worth saving up for. Sephora and Ulta both sell ghd styling products so at least you earn points (or redeem points to bring down the total cost, at Ulta) And there’s Ebates, too. Plus, if you’ve been needing to update your hairstyling tools and like that ghd has create a line of styling tools specifically to help bring awareness to breast cancer, you could purchase yourself a new tool and know that some of your money is going straight to Look Good, Feel Better — USA’s largest breast cancer charity. 🙂
How to Curl With a Flat Iron
1 // I cannot stress enough how important it is to use a heat protector. A nice flat iron will help prevent damage to some degree, but it’s still heat on your hair! A product like DermOrganic 8 Way Thermal Spray will give your hair a nice barrier.
2 // Brush your hair to help distribute the product and remove any tangles. It’s extra important to not have any knots when curling your hair with a flat iron.
3 // Part your hair. You want to be able to take about 1 inch sections of your hair to curl at a time.
4 // Warm up your ghd flat iron! This step is quick, because it’s ready in a flash!
5 // Clamp down on your hair like you’re about to straighten it, than before you move down rotate your wand 360 degrees. It helps to let go of the end of your hair for a second and then grab it again once you’ve rotated your wand.
6 // Depending on the type of curl you are going for, move quickly or slowly down your hair. I wanted fairly straight hair near the crown of my head that progressively got curler as it went down. So as I moved the wand down my (very long!) hair I went slower. See that defined curl at the bottom! Yay!
7 // Spray it in place! I am using this Fast Dry Shaping Spray Plus from DermOrganic.
8 // After putting your hair through all that heat, you’ve got to pamper it a little. I like to use some sort of serum or hair oil like this DermOrganic Pure Argan Oil, focusing just on the ends of my hair. This gives a very smooth look to the hairstyle and also gives the ends of your hair much-needed nourishment!
And your done! You have curls! In the picture above I hadn’t broken the curls up with my fingers yet. Keep reading to see how the hair looks after it’s been styled!
HACK: How to Keep Your Headband from Slipping
I feel like everyone might already know this hack…but I only started doing it the last year so I though I would share. This hack is specifically for those fabric-type headbands that slip over your head.
Once you have your headband where you want it to be, divide the hair right below it and pull the front section back through the headband so that the headband is just sitting comfortably against your head. Now wrap that piece of hair next to your face around the headband and pull it through. (You’ll be pulling it out toward your face, not away from it).
Your headband looks like normal but that twist in the opposite direction of how your hair falls puts a bit of counter pressure on the headband and keep it in place longer.
Ever since discovering this hack, it’s the only way I wear dainty headbands now. Because I don’t know about you, but I always hated how it would slide backwards on my head throughout the day, until it finally fell out. You know what I mean if you’ve ever sported a headband! 😉
I forgot to mention that this specific ghd flat iron featured here is a limited edition set. I don’t know how long it will be available for, but if you want it (I mean…it’s pink and black! Who doesn’t want it?!) you might want to get it soon. The Electric Pink Gold Professional Styler also comes with a heat resistant bag that is convenient to store it in, but also to use to set the hot tool on when using it. It’s a really nice quality bag — thick and durable, nothing cheap about it!
Do you own anything by ghd? I can honestly say that when I need to purchase a new hairstyling product, I will definitely be checking out the ghd brand…and crossing my fingers that there’s enough in my bank account, too, haha!
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