1. Start with clean, dry, straight hair. (Blow it straight if needed but no flat-ironing.)
2. Mist with heat-protective spray and curl hair in 1-inch sections, using a 1-inch curling iron.
3. When curls are cool, run a dab of styling cream between your palms and twirl a large section of hair (like a 4-incher) from top to bottom several times. Pull the section downward as you go, to relax the curl.
4. When all your hair is done being twirled (a key step to looking more mermaid-y than "curling ironed") flip your head and give it a good shake to release the waves.
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