What can I do about my underachieving ringlets? They're not as bouncy as they could be.
Relax - everything but your hair, that is: There's now an entire industry devoted to motivating and maintaining curls. If you care to go high-tech, try diffuse-drying hair using the DevaFUSE attachments. It coaxes out spirals that last for days. Ringlet-specific products (like Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Curly Hair Shampoo and Conditioner) also encourage curl. And don't be stingy: "The coarser your hair, the more you need," advises Lorraine Massey, co-author of hair how-to Curly Girl.