How To Create Loose Waves With a ghd Platinum Styler
1. Start with clean, straight hair (either blow dried or straightened), making sure you’ve applied a heat protective spray before any heat styling. Go for a heat styling product with curl enhancing properties for best results.
2. Now, the curling part is the bit that requires some practice. I watched many YouTube tutorials and tried and failed countless times before one day I miraculously just ‘got it’. The best way I can describe the action is to: grab a section of your hair, clamp the styler down, turn it on itself and rotate 180 degrees, then pull the straightener towards the end of the hair shaft, creating the curl. When you release it you should have a curl that looks something like in the third photo above. I probably should have made a video instead but, you know, hindsight etc.
3. Pin the curl up to help it hold its shape. Repeat the process in sections until you’ve worked all the way around your head. I start on the bottom half of my head and make my way to the top, pinning as I go. Let the pinned curls cool completely before releasing them. Then I usually work my fingers through to break up the curls and finish it off by brushing the waves out. A bit of hairspray probably wouldn’t go astray either.
[The ghd Platinum styler in this post was gifted. All content was based on my experience using the product]