This tutorial is not for everyone. BUT, I recommend giving it a try when you have time and patience. It may end up being a great way for you to curl your hair, or it may be a complete disaster. Don't say I didn't warn you.
With my texture and length, I prefer a curling iron. The reason why is because you can count on a consistent size curl around the barrel of the iron. If you pull a section through the flat iron at different speeds, you may get either a tighter or looser curl. And my hair curls easily--so the curling iron is my tool of choice! And you may notice, curling iron curls are not very different than flat iron curls. A flat iron can create a great curl on certain textures and lengths, so try it, but if it doesn't work, stick with the curling iron.
I'm using a 1 inch Classic GHD flat iron. It's my favorite. It's smooth, heats up quickly, and much stronger than a Chi Flat Iron. If you have a Chi, and it works for you, great. If you are in the market for a flat iron, I recommend the GHD over the Chi. (neither of these companies know who I am, this is simply my opinion)
Refer to this post to see what's in my hair.
Refer to this post to see how my bangs are styled.
*Spray your hair with hairspray before you curl each section if you need extra hold!
**I'm using the Classic 1 inch GHD Flat Iron
(man I'm pale. If there were more Twilight movies being made, they could definitely cast me.)