Using a Flat Iron

November 12, 2007

Using a Flat IronHelp! I have never used a flat iron. My hair is short and fine. I am all thumbs. I want it to flip out like Dancing with the Stars Lisa Rinna. Any advice is welcome.



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November 12, 20070 found this helpful

Is there a TV program called Dancing with the Stars? If there is I never watch it and I have no idea who Lisa Rinna is. I then did a search on Google and found her photo.
First of all she has a hair dresser who styles her hair. If your hair is short, be careful that you don't burn your scalp. Lisa Rinna probably has a very loose body perm so her hair can be styled like this. Please don't waste your time trying to achieve the looks of some female star. I also was born with fine hair and I've always kept it short. So I stick with a loose body perm.

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November 12, 20070 found this helpful

You'll have to use some kind of hair product along with the flat iron to make your hair ends flip up. A pomade or hair wax should do the trick.

By denise w (Guest Post)
November 12, 20070 found this helpful

I guess thats why we all have different options. I think you can do this but you will have to use hair gel not wax and a straightener if your hair is curly. Start in small sections, about 1/2 inch, and section your hair off front sides and back depending on if you just have a wave. Pull the hair out from you and place the iron on hair shaft and move slowly flipping it as if to curl it at the end. Continue through out your whole head this should take about an hour. Good luck.


ps don't put straightener right next to scalp as it will burn.


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November 14, 20070 found this helpful

I would think for a short flip like hers, you could go more with a curling iron. I know when I had a flip hair do, I used a brush while drying then a WAX (not pomade, need something strong and thick) and flipped it up some more, didn't even need the curling iron.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

Not with thin fine hair, which I have had all my life. It will flip out for you for about an hour and that is it. Remember Lissa has hair "people" touching her up every time the camera is off her!

By Patty (Guest Post)
November 16, 20070 found this helpful

I have fine hair and I used to have this cut. Blow dry it using a round brush and curling out as you go. When it's dry use a product called DiFi ( sold at salons) rub it into your fingers to soften and then, starting at the root and the bottom pull your hair out to where you want it.


Don't use too much at once or it will look greasy. It will take a couple of tries but it works!! Good luck.

December 3, 20070 found this helpful

dont use that it will ruin your hair...go to the store and buy some rollers and wet your hair in the shower before you go to bed...they have soft rollers that you can sleep mother use to twist her hair and pin it before she went to bed and in the morning it would have a nice wavy those hot irons make your hair dry and brittle

By Jade Wright (Guest Post)
August 17, 20080 found this helpful

The trick is to buy a high quality flat iron that isn't too large and easy to maneuver. I think a 1 inch CHI would work well for shorter hair.


Have you seen this one?

By elan (Guest Post)
November 21, 20080 found this helpful

I have purchased GHD hair straightener from

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By elan (Guest Post)
November 21, 20080 found this helpful

I have purchased GHD hair straightener from

Such a amazing tool i have got from here. I would say thanks to the company.

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November 28, 2016

I was thinking of getting a loose perm, but I would still like to occasionally straighten it. Would it still straighten OK with a flat iron?


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November 29, 20160 found this helpful

Yes, it would. How long it stays straight, hours or days, will depend a whole lot on the amount of humidity in your area. Setting your hair with jumbo rollers should give about the same results, just more 'lift'.

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February 26, 2019

Want to curl your hair but only have a flat iron? No problem. Find step by step instructions in this page about making big voluminous waves with a flat iron.

Beautifully wavy hair after being twisted and flat ironed.

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