How to crimp hair with a straightener

How to crimp hair with a straightener

crimp hair was one of the main trends of the ’90s and it’s super hot again. The style that uses the marked strands, with very small waves, is very charming and looks great both with loose locks and in hairstyles. In addition, the bead makes the look much more cool and modern.

Want to embrace the retro trend but don’t know how to crimp hair with a straightener? We have the solution for you: we’ve separated 3 ways to use the style in your look. Come check out tips on how to get crimp hair and how to wear your hair with this trend.

The crimping all over the hair is great for changing and giving volume to the strands

If you have straight hair and want to vary the look of your locks a little, crimping all over your hair is a great choice – whether for everyday use or special occasions. For women with fine hair, the trend also works very well, as it gives more volume to the strands. No wonder the style has been so successful, right?

Crimp looks make the hair more charming

For women who prefer a more discreet look, curly hair can be the perfect option to add a little more charm to the hair. If you don’t want to use the crimped style on all locks, how about separating just a few strands to gain the effect?

The result is a stylish look with a retro touch – but in a super modern way, of course – that is all about the most modern and cool women. 

Hairstyles look great with crimp hair

If your goal is to adopt a different style for a special occasion, we have good news: you can also wear your crimped hair in an updo or half-up hairstyle. After all, any hairstyle is much more sophisticated with the marked strands to complete the look for the club or party.

You can crimp your hair from the roots to enhance the style, or choose to use crimping only on the loose part of half-up hairstyles. You choose what suits you best.

Tips for creating crimp at home

The best thing about crimp hair is that you can do the trend at home, just with the help of a flat iron or straightener. To do this, just choose your preferred method and curl your hair, strand by strand.

With the straightener: With the hair damp and untangled, separate it into thin strands and mousse each of them, making a thin and tight braid. Then, dry your hair well with the hairdryer. When all the hair is dry, just take the braids out and the hair will be crimped.

With the flat iron: With the hair already dry, divide it into sections and make small and tight braids throughout the hair. Run the flat iron three times over each braid, starting at the root. Then, apply a little mousse to all the cornrows, wait for it to dry, and then apply the flat iron once to each one. Remove the braids and you’re done!

How to crimp hair with a flat iron step by step

crimp your hair doesn’t have to be a headache. If you want to know how to straighten natural waves and get the perfect summer hair (even if you’re getting ready for the office!), follow these instructions:

  • Choose the right tools to create the desired style and help keep your hair healthy. If you’re worried about weak ends, the Philips Pro hair straightener is a good option. Its ThermoGuard technology prevents unintentional heat exposure, increasing the temperature in intervals of only 5°C when exceeding 200°C and limits hair damage. Using a heat protectant for hair is also a good idea to take care of your hair. 
  • Brush your hair, and if you have natural curls or waves, straighten it before you start. If you wish, you can spray your hair with a little spray to add texture and volume to the roots.
  • Divide your hair into two sections, and secure the one you save for later with bobby pins or a rubber band. 
  • Separate a strand and wrap it in the iron a few centimeters below the root. Turn the iron outward placing it in an upright position (with the cable facing up). Hold for a few seconds and slide it down. 
  • Take the next strand and use the same technique, but turning the straightener inward. Alternate the two directions to achieve a more natural look until you cover all your hair. Be sure to turn the flat iron out for the face-framing strands. 
  • Once you’re done, let your hair cool down and open the loops to your liking. Spray with a little fixative.

Important!  Don’t forget to turn off and unplug the iron when you’re done. Remember to let it cool for a few minutes before storing it.

How to make crimp with an iron for a more relaxed style 

If you want to make less marked waves with the iron, do not stop too long with the strand of hair curled in the iron. The more you hold it before sliding it down, the more the curl will be. To make the process easier and safer, use a product that protects the fragile ends of the hair, such as the Philips StyleCare Sublime End Curler. With its SplitStop technology, you can create natural curls without any worries.

Once you’re done curling your hair, comb through it with your hands or a wide-tooth comb to break up the curls and achieve the desired style. Combing your hair will help smooth the cuticles of your hair without affecting volume.

Crimp your hair at home for a special night


If you’re looking for a more sophisticated look, adding a stone or textured headband to your hairstyle is a great option. Making a half ponytail with a center parting and letting your hair fall to the sides of your head is also ideal for a bohemian style and perfect for a daytime wedding, for example.
 

For a Hollywood star-inspired night out, you can try beach-style natural waves with a straightener:

  • To do this, divide your hair into two sections and brush or straighten it if you have natural curls.
  • Take a section of hair with the flat iron almost completely horizontally, at a slight angle, and flip it back. Rotate the iron 360 degrees backwards, hold for a few moments and slide the iron down, keeping it in the same horizontal position. 
  • Curl the entire section and move on to the rest, in which you will need to twist forward to create the curl. Remember to keep the same direction for all the strands of each section.
  • Let your hair cool completely and carefully brush the waves to shape and blend them together, creating that classic look. Spray your hair with fixative so it stays intact for hours.

With this quick guide, you already know how to do beach crimp in your hair and the spirit of summer is at your fingertips, even if you are miles from the coast. Plugin your hair straightener and give your hair a beachy look in no time.