To curl hair with a flat iron, hold the iron horizontally, clamp it near the roots of a 2-inch section of hair, and slowly pull it to the end while rotating the iron away from the head. This 30-minute procedure requires a mirror, a styling comb, a flat iron and strong hairspray.
- Preheat the flat iron
Set the flat iron on a heat-safe surface, plug it in, and turn it on. Preheat it for five minutes.
- Comb the hair
Comb the hair, and remove all pins and accessories. Separate a 2-inch section of hair from the hairline, and comb that section again.
- Make the first curl
Open the flat iron, and clamp it around the section about 1 inch from the roots. Slowly slide the iron down the length of the hair while rolling the barrel away from the head. For a tighter curl, iron the section a second time.
- Curl the rest of the hair
Section, comb and iron the rest of the hair. Turn off the flat iron, and unplug it.
- Fluff and set the curls
Fluff the curls with your fingers, and lift the hair at the roots. Hold a can of strong hairspray 12 inches from the head, and lightly mist the curls.