If you haven’t caught the Pinterest bug yet, get ready: it’s coming. Pinterest has taken the nation by storm, rapidly growing at a rate that rivals Facebook and Twitter and positioning itself to be a new social media platform of high influence.
Oh, and did we mention that it has the best hair tips?
For years now, my stylist has told me about a great way to get light, bouncy curls with a hair straightener. Initially, I was stunned: it’s called a straightener for a reason, after all! But she swore by it, and the magazines and blogs swore by it, and I was determined to master the technique. Alas, it was to no avail.
Flash forward two years later, and I stumble across this great picture on Pinterest that shows a curling her long locks with a flat iron. So I followed the link to the blog. And I read the step-by-step instructions. And I got out my hair straightener and went to town, following exactly what the blog’s author recommended. Guess what? It worked. My hair was bouncy, it was curly…and it stayed in place all day! Not only was it super easy, but it took about the same amount of time as it does to straighten my hair. The best part about eliminating a curling iron from the process was that my hair dealt with less direct heat from the straightener than it would have with a barreled iron (because I was running it through my hair at a consistent pace, rather than holding it in place to get a curl): a plus for anyone trying to salvage her hair from heat damage!
Give it a try for yourself: follow this tutorial and see how great the results are!