If you have naturally curly hair, you might find that your curls occasionally look dry and frizzy. If you have straight hair, you might dream of having truly extreme curls. Some tools can help curlies tame frizz, just as they can help non-curlies make curls. The key to creating the hair you want is using the right products before you curl.
1 Apply a volumizing product just before you curl. If you want to cleanse your scalp, use a spray-on dry shampoo, which also adds volume. Otherwise, squirt a dollop of volumizing mousse into your hand, and work it through your hair focusing on the roots.
2 Spray a heat protectant serum made of natural oils to your hair, adding extra to the ends of your tresses.
3 Clip back the top layer of your hair to get it out of the way. You will curl the bottom layer first, and then move on to the top layer. The curls underneath will give more volume to those on top.
4 Wrap your hair in 1-inch sections around a curling iron or wand with a 1 to 1 1/2-inch barrel. Wind the section of hair around the barrel in a spiral pattern. If your curling iron has a closing clasp, do not use it. Hold the last inch of your hair away from the wand to prevent frying your ends.
5 Let down the top layer of your hair, and curl it as you did in Step 5.
6 Spray your hair with curl-boosting, alcohol-free hairspray, and gently smooth the top layer with your hands. Avoid running your fingers through the curls to help prevent frizz.