Although we often think of flat irons as a tool to straighten hair, it can offer incredible versatility and even help achieve gorgeous curls.
In order to properly curl your hair with a straightener, you must prepare your hair by blow drying it thoroughly and applying a protective product, which will also help your curls set. Keep in mind that you will need a flat iron with a rounded edge (such as the CHI volumizer) to avoid creating unnatural dents in your hair.
Grab a one-to-two inch section of hair and wrap it once around the bottom plate, starting about two inches from the scalp. If you place the hair iron too close to the scalp, you will create too much volume near the top of the head. Gently close the plates, lightly gripping the hair and glide the straightening iron down towards the ends while rotating it outwards.
Gently clip your hair to keep the hair that is not being curled out of the way. Repeat this process until you have curled all of your hair and finish with a light aerosol hairspray for extra hold if desired.