1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and do a rough blow dry using your hands to style it, then when it's 80 percent dry, switch to a vent brush.
2. Use a 1 1/4-inch flatiron to smooth and direct the top of your hair: select out a bunch of chunks of hair rather than ironing everything.
3. Use small dabs of a styling paste to piece it up on top and in back.
4. Is your hair puffy on the sides? Apply styling paste to your fingers and do a rake-it-behind-the-ears motion several times on both sides, and repeat until your hair stops rebelling.
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