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Here's a Smart, Easy Trick for Getting Perfect Flatiron Waves

It severely reduces the risk of winding up with a the twisty, tangly mess.
Screengrab: Kayley Melissa/YouTube

Screengrab: Kayley Melissa/YouTube

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Tutorials for flatiron waves — loose, undone curls created using a hair straightener — can often get real tricky, real fast. While the technique certainly sounds simple, one wrong twist of the wrist can easily derail the whole thing, leading to a messy, tangled situation. But in a YouTutbe tutorial by beauty vlogger Kayley Melissa, the whole process gets an easy upgrade. 

She demonstrates how to get full, voluminous curls without having to use the twisting technique most other flatiron wave tutorials call for. And it works! It's especially great for those who struggle to use a curling iron or anyone traveling; why bring a flatiron and a curling rod when you can use one tool to accomplish both looks?

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