To get that perfect loose curl, here is how you do it. I learned it from my hairstylist friend, she’s the BEST!
Start out by dividing your hair into sections, from top to bottom. I always start with the bottom layer and work my way up to the top of the head. Hold a section of hair and clamp the curling iron about 3″ away from the scalp and curl towards the scalp. Wait a few seconds, loosen the clamp and pull away from the scalp, farther than before, and curl again. Repeat until you get to the end of the hair, leaving a very small amount out of the iron for a more loose look. Pull the iron out of the hair by opening it an pulling down. To set the curl you can hold it up until it cools, or for a more loose curl, pull down on it while it is still hot.
To get a WAVY spiral curl. Take a section of hair and twist it tight. Use the curling iron to hold on to the bottom of hair and curl like normal. That’s all it takes! It makes a wave instead of a ringlet. Have fun!