To curl your hair with a curling iron, select the appropriate curling iron, choose the right heat setting for your hair, and cover your hair with a protective treatment product. Then, divide the hair into sections, and twist the sections around the iron one at a time to curl.
- Choose the appropriate curling iron
Decide whether you want curls that are large and loose or tight and bouncy. Choose thinner-barreled curling irons for tight curls and thick barrels for large curls.
- Choose the right heat setting for your hair
If you have fine hair, set the curling iron on a low heat setting. If you have thick or frizzy hair, choose a higher heat setting. Spray your hair with a protective treatment before curling.
- Divide the hair into sections, and curl
Divide your hair into 2-inch sections for larger curls and 1-inch sections for tighter curls. Spray with hair spray, and wrap a section around the curling iron. Hold the hair on the iron for 10 to 20 seconds. Repeat with the remaining sections.