Hair Care: How To Use a Curling Iron Like a Pro
Follow these 9 expert hair care tips so you can achieve perfect curls every time you style
Curling tip 4: Prep hair properly for heat stylingOnce you've found the iron that best suits your needs, the next crucial step to curling your hair like a pro is preparing your hair for the heat it's about to endure. Here's how to do it:
Prep for fine hair: If your hair is naturally oily and limp, start by washing and conditioning with volumizing products (try Nexxus Diametress Luscious Volumizing Shampoo, $13.99 and Nexxus Sublime Volume Luscious Volumizing Conditioner, $13.99). Then spray damp hair from roots to ends with a thermal heat protectant (try Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Heat Protection & Shine Spray, $5.99) to prevent damage. Next, apply a strong-hold mousse like Rene Furterer Structuring Mousse, $13.99 on your roots (for a fuller look) or from mid-shaft to ends (for a looser, softer look). Blow dry hair upside down with your hands until hair is completely dry, says Moticka.
Next: See how to prep thick/coarse hair.
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