A superfine mist of water from a spray bottle can loosen curls without fully rewetting the hair, and it air-dries in seconds.  

While blow-drying, let hair cool before taking it off the brush. Everyone speeds it along, and it’s why their hair falls or curls don’t last.  

To prevent a texturizing or surf spray from turning hair dull, mix it with a few drops of hair oil in your palm and then rake it through hair.  

For loose waves, use the iron’s clamp to pull hair smooth at the roots, then wrap the length of the hair vertically around the iron, leaving the ends out.  

It’s not the sexiest look ever, but get a satin bonnet to wear while you sleep. It’ll preserve any style overnight.  

To smooth the back of your hair, brush it forward (over your shoulders) as you dry it — creating tension at the roots with your brush dries the hair straight.  

To refresh curls, use a hair dryer on the cold setting: Blast dry hair from side to side, swinging it with your fingers to bring curls back to life.  

It’s hard to think of cutting thinning hair — if you’re losing yours, you don’t want to give any up — but trimming two inches makes it look fuller.  

Healthy hair holds color longer, so do weekly deep-conditioning treatments to keep yours vibrant and shiny.  

For volume, blow-dry the roots first, lifting them with your fingers. When you start with the lengths, you pull down on wet roots, flattening them out.  

Section curly hair into four twists in the shower and smooth shampoo on top of each one and your hair won’t get tangled when you wash it.  

For a sleek pony, tilt your head back 45 degrees and gather your hair with a mixed-bristle brush. The more bristles, the smoother your hair will be.  

If you’ve transitioned to natural texture, it’s so important to keep hair moisturized. Use a leave-in conditioner after every single shower.  

For the easiest bouncy volume, use dry shampoo (from roots to ends) before bed, and sleep with your hair in a bun for lasting volume the next day.  

If your hair is thinning or lacks volume, adding highlights can swell the cuticle, giving the appearance of more hair.  

Turning your wand from vertical to horizontal when curling will give you a softer wave.  

If you only use co-wash, your hair could get limper. Cleanse your scalp with a scrub every once in a while to take off dead skin cells.  

For a subtle bend that’s identical to a round-brush blowout, curl your hair with a giant two-inch curling iron, and set the hair with clips for 10 to 30 minutes.  

When you’re not sure what to do with your hair, part it on the side. It exposes the undersides, which usually look healthier and shinier than the top layers.

If you want your blowout to last, hair needs to be 100 percent dry or it’ll frizz and fall. So feel around for damp spots and dry them.  

I always stretch out my washes one extra day by putting my hair in a low bun with a thin layer of pomade on top so it looks sleek, not greasy.  

For a no-bump updo, blow-dry damp or dry hair in the direction of the style (e.g., from the nape and sides upward for a high bun or pony).  

Spritzing your hair with a little water reactivates yesterday’s product so you don’t have to pile on more (that can weigh down your hair).  

When you’re pressed for time, try a texturized pony. Twist hair into three mini buns, set with a diffuser, then shake your hair out and tie the ponytail.  

If you accidentally put too much product in your hair, use dry shampoo all the way through to the ends to soak it up.