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Beauty Q: Can you curl your hair with a straightener?

Is it a skill for a select few?

A RECENT VIRAL Tweet got me thinking hard about my hair routine (or lack thereof).

I am a low maintenance gal when it comes to my gruaig. I can appreciate having one tool that sorts me for every style. So, when I bought my first GHD hair straightener all those years ago, I thought I was set up for life.

It can curl! It can crimp! It can (obviously) straighten! Except, despite the thousands of tutorials out there, my attempts at curling my hair left a lot to be desired.

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So, I’ve resigned myself to a life of tong use – not that I’m much better at using them. What’s a gal with restricted hand-eye coordination to do, eh? If there is a God, why does he, she or it divide us on the basis of whether we can use a straightener to curl our hair or not?

If you’re looking for some inspo, Sarah Hanrahan (behind Irish blog ‘I Come Undone’), has a seemingly dead easy tutorial in her Instagram highlights.

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Off to @eatyard for their crisp festival then on to @tasteofdublin_.... the only thing better than a day of rest is a day of bloody good eating 🙌🏻 If you’re going to either of those I’ll catch you there 💃🏼 Speaking of Dublin fun, next week’s events post is now linked in my bio sharing all of the amazing things happening around the city over the next 7 days... there are free whiskey tastings, ballet for beginners, networking breakfasts, portraiture workshops, urban yoga and, herb bike plant rambles where you’ll learn the wild plants growing all around us and how they can be used for food & medicine 🎨🧘🏼‍♀️🌿 As always I hope you enjoy this events post, there’s a link in the post to support me through Patreon if you use these posts regularly & appreciate the time I commit to them each week ❤️❤️x

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If you’re beyond all hope, like myself, Tara Marzuki (TarMarz) online has a heatless curling method that has changed some of her followers lives (again, see her highlights).

Am I being dramatic? Is it hard as I’m making it out to be? Can you curl your hair with a straightener?

Poll Results:

No, I'm hopeless. (901)
Yep, sure can! (526)

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