Hair Care Tips How To Curl Hair With The GHD Curve Classic Curling Iron? By Marilyn Atkins Posted on August 4, 2023 0 In this article, we’ll discuss how to curl your hair using the GHD Curve Classic curling iron. You’ll learn step-by-step instructions on how to achieve beautiful curls that last. We’ll also provide some tips and tricks to help you get the perfect curl every time. So, if you’re looking to enhance your hair styling skills, keep reading to find out how to create gorgeous curls with the GHD Curve Classic curling iron. Preparation Before you start curling your hair with the GHD Curve Classic curling iron, it’s important to prepare your hair properly. This will help ensure that your curls turn out beautiful and long-lasting. Wash and dry your hair Start by washing your hair with a shampoo and conditioner that are suitable for your hair type. Once you’ve washed your hair, towel dry it gently to remove excess water. Avoid rubbing your hair vigorously with the towel, as this can cause frizz. Apply heat protectant To protect your hair from heat damage, apply a heat protectant spray or serum evenly throughout your hair. This will create a barrier between your hair and the curling iron, minimizing the risk of damage. Brush your hair Using a wide-toothed comb or a brush, gently detangle your hair to remove any knots or tangles. This will make it easier to section your hair and ensure that the curls are evenly distributed. Setting up the GHD Curve Classic Curling Iron Now that your hair is prepped, it’s time to set up the GHD Curve Classic curling iron for use. Plug in the curling iron Ensure that you have a power outlet nearby and plug in the GHD Curve Classic curling iron. Give it a few seconds to heat up. Adjust temperature The GHD Curve Classic curling iron allows you to adjust the temperature to suit your hair type. For fine or damaged hair, a lower temperature is recommended, while thicker or harder-to-curl hair may require a higher temperature. Consult the user manual or experiment with different temperatures to find what works best for you. Wait for it to heat up Wait for the curling iron to heat up to the desired temperature. The LED indicator on the curling iron will let you know when it’s ready for use. This ensures that the curls hold better and last longer. Sectioning your hair To ensure that you curl all of your hair evenly, it’s important to section it properly. This will make the curling process more manageable and prevent any sections from being missed. Divide your hair into sections Start by dividing your hair into sections. You can do this by parting your hair from ear to ear and creating a top and bottom section. Then, divide each of these sections into smaller sections depending on the thickness of your hair. Use hair clips or ties to secure each section. Secure with clips or hair ties Once you have sectioned your hair, use hair clips or ties to secure each section. This will prevent the sections from getting in the way while you curl other sections, ensuring a more organized and efficient curling process. Curling technique Now that your hair is sectioned, it’s time to start curling. Follow these steps for each section to achieve beautiful curls with the GHD Curve Classic curling iron. Take a small section of hair Start by taking a small section of hair from one of the sections. The size of the section will depend on the thickness of your hair and the desired curl size. For tighter curls, take smaller sections, and for looser curls, take larger sections. Wrap it around the barrel Hold the GHD Curve Classic curling iron with the barrel facing downwards. Place the section of hair on top of the barrel, close to the roots, and wrap it around the barrel away from your face. Be careful not to touch the barrel with your fingers to avoid burns. Hold for a few seconds Hold the section of hair around the barrel for a few seconds to allow the heat to penetrate and shape the curl. The longer you hold it, the tighter the curl will be. Experiment with different holding times to achieve your desired curl. Release and let it cool Gently release the curl from the barrel by opening the clamp or allowing the hair to slide off the barrel. Hold the curl in your hand for a few seconds to let it cool and set. This will help the curl hold better and last longer. Working through all sections Once you have curled one section of hair, follow the same curling technique for each remaining section. This will ensure that all of your hair is curled evenly and create a cohesive look. Repeat the curling technique for each section Take another section of hair and repeat the curling technique described earlier. Be consistent with the size of the sections and the direction in which you wrap the hair around the barrel. Alternate curling direction for a natural look To achieve a more natural look, try alternating the direction in which you wrap your hair around the barrel. Curl some sections away from your face and others towards your face. This will create dimension and make your curls look more undone and effortless. Styling tips Now that your hair is beautifully curled, you can experiment with different styles and techniques to achieve your desired look. Creating different curl styles The GHD Curve Classic curling iron allows you to create different curl styles depending on how you curl your hair. For tighter curls, take smaller sections and hold the curl for a longer time. For looser curls, take larger sections and hold the curl for a shorter time. Play around with the size of the sections and the curling technique to achieve different curl styles. Adding volume To add volume to your curls, try gently teasing the roots of your hair once you have finished curling. Take a fine-toothed comb or a teasing brush and gently backcomb the roots. This will create lift and make your curls look fuller and more voluminous. Using the clamp feature for different effects The GHD Curve Classic curling iron is equipped with a clamp feature that allows you to create different effects. For tighter curls, use the clamp to secure the hair and hold it in place for a longer time. For looser curls, release the clamp and allow the hair to slide off the barrel. Experiment with the clamp feature to achieve different curl patterns and textures. Finishing touches To complete your curly hairstyle and ensure that your curls last all day, follow these finishing touches. Let the curls cool completely Before you start styling your curls, make sure they have cooled completely. This will help set the curls and make them last longer. You can speed up the cooling process by gently running your fingers through your curls or using a cool shot setting on your hairdryer. Gently brush out the curls If you prefer a more relaxed and soft look, gently brush out your curls with a wide-toothed comb or a brush. This will create loose waves and give your hair a more effortless appearance. Be gentle when brushing to avoid causing frizz or ruining the curls. Apply hairspray for hold To ensure that your curls stay in place all day, apply a flexible-hold hairspray. Hold the hairspray about 12 inches away from your hair and mist it lightly over your curls. This will help lock in the curls and give your hair extra hold and longevity. Maintaining the GHD Curve Classic Curling Iron To keep your GHD Curve Classic curling iron in good condition and ensure its longevity, you should follow these maintenance steps. Cleaning the barrel After each use, make sure to clean the barrel of the curling iron. Wait for the barrel to cool down completely, then use a damp cloth or a cotton pad soaked in alcohol to gently wipe away any product residue or dirt. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the barrel. Storing the curling iron safely When you’re not using your GHD Curve Classic curling iron, make sure to store it safely. Keep it in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. You can also use the provided heat-resistant mat or a heat-resistant pouch to protect the barrel and prevent any accidents. Tips for long-lasting curls If you want your curls to last for more than just a day, here are some tips to help them stay intact. Using the right products Using the right products before, during, and after curling your hair can make a significant difference in the longevity of your curls. Before curling, apply a lightweight mousse or styling cream to damp hair to add texture and hold. During the curling process, use a heat protectant spray or serum to protect your hair from heat damage. After curling, apply a small amount of hair oil or serum to the ends of your curls to add shine and prevent frizz. Sleeping with a loose bun or braid To preserve your curls overnight, consider sleeping with a loose bun or braid. Simply gather your hair into a loose bun or braid it loosely before going to bed. This will help prevent your curls from getting tangled or flattened while you sleep. Conclusion With the GHD Curve Classic curling iron, you can easily achieve beautiful curls that will turn heads wherever you go. By following the proper preparation and curling techniques, you can create a variety of curl styles and experiment with different looks. Remember to take care of your curling iron by cleaning it regularly and storing it safely. With a little practice and the right techniques, you’ll be able to create stunning curls that will last all day. So go ahead and embrace your inner hairstylist, and have fun experimenting with different looks and styles with the GHD Curve Classic curling iron!