Use a Curling Iron Like a Pro

Follow this guide to get the perfect curls and beachy waves you want, minus any forehead and ear burns

Garnier Fructis Style Volume-Inject Mousse

Tip No. 1: Prep your hair for battle

Your hair is about to endure a ton of heat. In the next two slides, you’ll see the best ways to get your hair ready for the curling process. Just remember: never curl your hair when it’s wet or even slightly damp, because you’ll burn it, says Moticka.

If you have fine/oily/limp hair:

1. Start by washing your hair with volumizing shampoo. Then apply a light conditioner to the ends of your hair, since they tend to see the most damage.

2. Towel dry your hair to get rid of moisture, and spray it from roots to ends with a thermal heat protectant to prevent damage (try Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, $4.99).

3. Apply a strong-hold mousse like Garnier Fructis Style Volume-Inject Mousse, $4.50 to your roots (for a fuller look) or from mid-shaft to ends (for a looser look).

4. Blow dry hair upside down with your hands until it’s completely dry, says Moticka. This will give it some extra volume before you start curling.