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This seventies hairstyle has the flipped up ends that was and is popular today. Back in the seventies, hot rollers were used to flip the ends of the hair up. Today, we use the flat-iron so as to avoid the "big-hair-pageant-girl-look".
- A ceramic flat iron
- Optional: A Heat Protector for your hair - Usually a spray-on item such as GHD thermal protector
- For best results, a haircut that has layers down the sides of the face
After you have washed hair, and hair is still damp, spray hair with GHD Thermal protector.This protects your hair from damage by heat styling.
Blow dry your hair with the nozzle of the blow dryer pointing down. Make sure there is no dampness in your hair, or you will see "smoke" or "steam" from your flat iron.
Part your hair in the middle.
Place the flat iron towards the roots of the hair and clamp down gently on 1 inch sections of hair. Smooth the iron down the hair shaft about one inch before the ends of your hair. At this point, gently start to turn the flat iron out by rotating your wrist away from you. This action will flip the ends up and out.
Notice how her wrist has turned (picture above) and she is directing the hair to flip out.
Continue to straighten and flip out all of your hair on each side of your head and in the back.
If you have straight hair, you can take bigger chunks than one inch sections.
For naturally curly hair:
- Don't take big sections of hair because you want the heat to reach all parts of your hair evenly so there are no curls or frizzes left.
- Run a fine-tooth comb ahead of the flat iron pulling your hair straight as the iron slides down your hair.
- Buy a 11/2 inch flat iron (verses the standard 1 inch) to speed up the time it takes to style your hair.
If your hair is falling forward in your face, back comb the bangs on either side of your part and spray them. Don't back-comb too high, or your seventies hairstyle will begin to look like an eighties hairstyle.
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