I'm jealous that you can do it (I've read that that's how they make Taylor Swift's curls look so perfect at the top) but I find that curling irons do the opposite to my hair - when I pull away the iron I get a straight piece with a little wave at the bottom (and not in a good way!). It doesn't help my hair curl at all!
Hair type: Fine, fairly porous, shoulder length when curly. Probably a 3a or 3b with tight ringlets now that it's getting longer. Hair loves aloe, hates glycerin.
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily (my HG conditioner!)
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek and Shine, Trevor Sorbie curl conditioner (UK only, unfortunately)
Stylers: KCCC, AG Re:coil, TIGI mousse, but open to suggestions!
Gels: BRHG (my one and only)
CG since 03/28/09