Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair tends to be oily, use a lightweight dry shampoo to add texture and volume.
Opt for a curling iron with a smaller barrel diameter (around 3/4 inch to 1 inch) for fine hair. This size will create tighter curls that can hold better.
Divide your hair into small sections. Smaller sections ensure that each strand gets evenly heated, resulting in more defined curls.
Fine hair is more delicate, so use a lower heat setting on your curling iron. Start with a low to medium heat and increase it if necessary.
Start curling at the back and work your way to the front. Hold the curling iron vertically and wrap small sections of hair around the barrel, making sure to curl away from your face.
Hold the hair around the iron for about 10-15 seconds. This allows the heat to set the curl. Then, release the curl gently without tugging.
Allow the curls to cool down before you touch them. This helps the curls set in place and last longer.
Once all your hair is curled, use a lightweight hairspray to set the curls. Hold the spray at a distance to avoid weighing down your fine hair.