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Preparing the Hair
Before you begin curling your hair with a flat iron, it is important to prepare your hair for styling. Start by washing and conditioning your hair with a product that is designed for your hair type. Once your hair is clean and conditioned, use a heat protectant spray to protect your hair from the heat of the flat iron. If you have particularly thick or coarse hair, you may want to use a mousse or styling cream to help hold the curls in place.
Creating the Curls
Once your hair is prepped and ready to go, it is time to start curling. Start by sectioning off your hair into small sections. Take one section of hair and place the flat iron at the root of the hair. Wrap the hair around the flat iron and hold it for a few seconds. Slowly move the flat iron down the length of the hair, while still wrapping the hair around the flat iron. When you reach the end of the hair, release the flat iron and the curl should be in place. Repeat this process with the remaining sections of hair until all of your hair is curled.
Once all of your hair is curled, you can add some finishing touches to your look. Use a light hairspray to help hold the curls in place. You can also use a small amount of styling wax or pomade to help define the curls and add texture. Finally, use your fingers to gently tousle the curls and give them a more natural look.
Maintaining the Curls
To maintain your curls, it is important to use the right products. Use a light hairspray to help hold the curls in place throughout the day. You can also use a light oil or serum to help keep the curls hydrated and prevent them from becoming dry and brittle. Finally, use a heat protectant spray before using any hot styling tools on your hair.