YouTube has some great videos, but I'll do my best to describe it. Section off a piece of hair as normal. Then hold the flat iron as you would normally do, and rotate your hand 180 so that you're holding the iron upside down with your wrist/thumb on top/facing the ceiling.
Clamp down on the section of hair as close to the scalp as you can. Then rotate the iron 360 degrees (which is the flat iron equivalent of wrapping your hair around a curling iron). Once you've done that, THEN slide the iron down towards the end/tip of your hair.
If you want a tight curl, go slower. If you want a loose curl, slide faster. It takes a bit of practice but once you get it, it's pretty simple. It just takes a few try to figure out the perfect size to section your hair, how tight to clamp the iron so that the hair doesn't fall out but still slides easily, and how fast you want to pull the iron to get the curl size you want. Hope this helps!
My stylist says you have to go 'over hand' (opening of iron clamps downward) and start at the root, all the while twisting the iron through the hair. It takes some practice if you are used to regular curling irons. Maybe ask a stylist to show you for a visual.
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