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You’ve got: Curly hair
You want: Straight hair
Styling recipe: When hair is damp, mix a straightening balm in your hands and apply up the hair shaft until almost to the roots (again, steer clear of those roots!) Comb through to evenly distribute, then blow dry hair using a large, round brush. Flat iron for a super straight finish.
Try:Redken Straight, Hair Straightening Balm
You’ve got: Tightly curled hair
You want: Defined curls
Styling recipe: For added definition and hold, mix a leave-in conditioner or a pomade with a styling gel in the palm of your hand. Finger through damp hair section by section, avoiding the roots.
Try:John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, Extra Strength Formula $9.09 at Drugstore.com. If you’ve some extra loot, try Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding or Aveda’s “Be Curly”.
Note: No matter what style you create, steer clear from using hair dryers that are too hot because these will fry hair and damage hair’s natural texture. Check the number of watts before using a hair dryer and make sure it’s not above 1,600 watts.