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

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Tip No. 2: Keep it dirty

There’s no need to wash thick or coarse hair before curling, says Moticka. In fact, it’s even better to wait a day or two after your last shampoo, because your hair will hold the curls better.

1. Start with dry hair. Apply a bit of dry shampoo to your roots to give your hair extra lift and staying power, says Moticka. Try Got2B Rockin’ It Dry Shampoo, $5.30.

2. Next, mist your hair from roots to ends with a heat protectant to guard against damage.

3. Finally, apply a strong-hold mousse to your entire head to define your curls (try L’Oreal Upward Spiral Springing Curls Defining Mousse, $4.99). Let it dry completely.