Styling Tips for Wavy Hair

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Use a super-moisturizing shampoo-thick, textured hair needs more moisture than most. Wrapping your hair in a warm towel can make the conditioning more intensive without actually using twice as much product.

Run a curl cream through your damp and newly hydrated locks.

Use a diffuser on medium heat to kick-start the drying. Diffuse until hair is half-dry. Air-dry the rest of the way while you get ready.

Once hair is dry, go back in and use a large-barrel curling iron on three or four two-inch sections.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURL CREAM like MOP C Curl Curl Defining Cream, $14.95.

DIFFUSER like Infiniti by Conair Diffuser, $15.

CONDITIONER like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner, $12.99.
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Run an anti-frizz and leave-in conditioner through wet hair.

Wrap your whole head in a towel to get rid of excess water without creating frizz.

After leaving your hair cocooned in terrycloth, unwrap your head and let everything air-dry the rest of the way. The result: Naturally sexy waves that are practically effortless.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

ANTI FRIZZ like Suave Professionals Healthy Curls Anti-Frizz Cream, $2.99.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Sexy Hair Leave-In, $11.

SUPER ABSORBANT TOWEL like Aquis Microfiber Towel, $18.

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Get long, cascading curls with high shine. First, wash and deep condition so you get a healthy, glossy shine.

Dry hair with a round brush. Then use a large curling iron and, alternating two-inch sections, roll hair around the barrel in one direction and then again in the other direction to create a ripple effect.

Once you're done, spritz everything with an aerosol shine spray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

DEEP CONDITIONER like Burt's Bees Hair Repair, $7.99.

CURLING IRON like Remington Digital Curling Iron, $25.00.

SHINE SPRAY like Biosilk Shine On, $15.50.

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Spritz a leave-in conditioning mist through dry hair to prevent damage and breakage.

Wrap two-inch sections halfway up with hot rollers, rolling them back away from the face to create volume. Mist with a setting spray. After five minutes, undo rollers.

Run a tiny but of shine serum through your hair to work curls into softer looking waves.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Motions At-Home Nourish Leave-In Conditioner, $3.79.

HOT ROLLERS like Vidal Sassoon 60 Second Fast Heat-Up 20-Roller Hairsetter, $35.00.

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Second-day hair is super sexy because your natural oils are restored and just the right amount of natural wave has come back.

Touch up the top layer of your hair with a flat iron but don't overdo it so your style looks deflated. Use the iron sparingly and only to work out any unsightly kinks.

Run a bit of styling cream mixed with a dab of texturizer through your hair. Flip your hair over and blast it with a little heat from your blow-dryer to activate the product. You're left with tousled perfection.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CONDITIONER like Thermasilk Volumizing Conditioner, $7.59.

STYLING CREAM like Pureology Nanoglaze Styling Cream, $33.

WAVE-ENHANCING CREAM like Charles Worthington Big Waves Definition Cream, $5.99.
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Go movie-star glam — and start with unwashed hair. If it's looking a little greasy, grab some dry shampoo and use a sprinkle on your roots.

Spray the rest of your hair with styling spray and roll halfway up with hot rollers, the bigger the better. Then while they're still warm, spritz with hair spray. Take curlers out immediately.

Make a deep side part and shake hair out so curls loosen. A little mascara and you're good to go.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HOT ROLLERS like Conair Instant Heat Velvety Rollers, $29.99.

HAIRSPRAY like Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hair Spray, $19.50.

DRY SHAMPOO like René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $23.

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Spritz a thermal protective spray through dry hair to prevent damage.

Use medium-sized hot rollers and roll two-inch sections all the way up. Let rollers sit until they're nearly cool (about 10 minutes).

Mist with a hairspray and unroll hair for voluminous curls that stick around.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

ROLLERS like BaByliss Ceramic 20 Roller Hair Setter, $39.95.

HAIRSPRAY like Got2B 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray, $5.99.

THERMAL PROTECTIVE SPRAY like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, $4.

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Show off beachy-blonde highlights with an easygoing, tousled look. A brightening shampoo to bring out your highlights, natural or otherwise, makes a huge difference. After towel-drying hair, spritz root to end with a salt spray to create natural, surfer-girl style.

Dab a little leave-in conditioner on the ends if they start to look fried or dry/dull.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BLONDE SHAMPOO like John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo, $6.49.

SURF SPRAY like Rebecca Bacon's Beach Bag Elixir, $25.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Warren Tricomi Pure Strength Leave-In Conditioner, $25.
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Use a deep conditioner once a week if your hair is on the coarse side.

Run a leave-in conditioner and a little mousse through your hair and rough dry it without a brush.

Then, use a large-barrel curling iron and randomly wrap a few sections. Rake your fingers through the curls immediately so they loosen up and look soft.

Flip your hair over and spritz with aerosol hair spray. Tie hair in a lose ponytail to the side.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LARGE CURLING IRON like Conair Hype Hair Instant Ultra-Hot Curling Iron, $15.

HAIRSPRAY like Got2B 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray, $5.99.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Africa's Best Organics Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioner, $3.99.
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Thick wavy hair will give you that incredible, movie-star bounce-and-gleam if you get long layers cut.

Combine leave-in conditioner and styling cream for the perfect balance of hydration and control, comb through damp hair and air-dry.

Rub a little shine serum in your palms and gather hair like you're making a ponytail so you evenly coat every strand.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Paul Mitchell Original The Conditioner, $16.

STYLING CREAM like Philip B Crème of the Crop Finishing Crème, $25.

SHINE GLAZE like Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, $6.49.
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A super-moisturizing shampoo and conditioner hydrates in the shower so you can use fewer products afterwards.

Generously work a prep spray or style primer through damp hair, to bring out your hair's natural texture and allowing it to air-dry almost perfectly.

Use a little shine serum to fight frizzy ends — the tiniest bit will do the trick.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
PRIMER like Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Style Primer, $24.98.

MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO like Freeman Papaya Massive Moisture Shampoo, $3.59.

SHINE SERUM like L'Oréal Studio Line Glossing Cream, $4.61.

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Spritz a thermal protective spray through dry hair to prevent damage and breakage.

Use a large curling iron and wrap 1-2 inch pieces around the barrel, holding the iron parallel to your head. Start wrapping from just above the middle of each section so your roots lie flat.

Run a tiny but of shine serum through your hair to separate curls so they look softer.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

THERMAL PROTECTIVE SPRAY like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, $4.79.

LARGE CURLING IRON like Revlon Studio 35 Professional Styling Iron, $6.99.

SHINE SERUM like Motions At-Home Salon Care Smoothing Shine Serum, $5.99.

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Wash hair with a shine-boosting shampoo and conditioner to get a little extra gloss in the shower.

Spray a volumizer all over and then blow-dry hair with a round brush.

Set two-inch sections of hair with large Velcro rollers, allowing them to sit for at least 20 minutes. Remove rollers and mist entire head with hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SHAMPOOO like Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo, $4, leaves hair 10 times silkier.

VOLUMIZER like Alberto VO5 Root Blast, $4, gives you a natural-looking lift at the root.

ROLLERS for a vavavavoomy style. Velcro rollers, $5.
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Rocker waves are easy if you use the right combination of products. First, work some dry shampoo through your hair, you'll get volume and soak up any greasiness.

Then, use a little texture balm, warm it up in your palms and really work the product into your strands. Too much will actually weigh your style down so less is definitely more here.

Flip hair upside-down and scrunch hair using a spritz of spray gel. You don't want loads of frizz to take your look from sexy to sloppy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DRY SHAMPOO like Ojon Rub Out Dry Cleanser, $24.

SPRAY GEL like Frédéric Fekkai Spray Gel, $25.

WAVY SPRAY like Sally Hershberger Shagg Spray Styling For All Hair Types, $12.49.
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CONDITIONING MOUSSE like Dove Volumizing Body & Lift Mousse, $4.29.

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Add bounce to a relaxed style by spritzing ends with a conditioning mist.

Put a few ceramic hot rollers in for three minutes, tops. Relaxed hair is delicate and you don't want to cause breakage with heat styling.

Shake hair out and spray lightly with a setting mist.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CURLERS like BaByliss Ceramic 20 Roller Hair Setter, $39.95.

CONDITIONING MIST like DevaCurl Mist-er Right, $17.95.

SETTING SPRAY like Matrix Biolage Thermal Active Setting Spray, $15.50.

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Work a rich leave-in conditioner through damp hair to smooth the cuticle.

Spritz in some spray gel to control puffiness and frizz and diffuse on a low heat.

Twirl hair around your fingers to shape curls in front for a more polished look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost, $15.50.

SPRAY GEL like Clairol Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel, $3.99.

CURL SHAMPOOO like Samy Curls Shampoo, $5.99.

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A combination of blow-drying and air-drying creates a great, balanced style. Use a little straightening balm and blow-dry heavier bangs so they lie straight.

Run a little anti-frizz through hair and let the rest air-dry while you do your makeup.

Shake hair with your fingers.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING BALM like Redken Straight Hair Straightening Balm, $16.

ANTI-FRIZZ like Garnier Fructis Leave-In Anti Frizz Serum, $5.99.

SPLIT-END REPAIR like Clairol Herbal Essences Long Term Repair Leave In Split End Protector, $3.99.
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Apply mousse to a boar bristle brush to get a more even and less sticky application. You'll get the volume without the frizz.

Apply a little shine serum to your palms and rub hands over the top layer of hair.

Make a deep side part and pull hair loosely over one eyebrow and then back so you get a dramatic sideswept effect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SERUM like L'Oréal Serie Expert Shine Perfecting Serum, $20.

MOUSSE like John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mousse, $5.99.

BOBBY PINS like Scunci Salon Bobby Pins, $1.99.
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If your hair tends to get frizzy at the roots and flip out at the ends, use that to your advantage and rock a hat-keeping all the visible style in your ends. Take a large dollop of mousse and run it through towel-dried hair.

Roughly dry your whole head with a blow dryer.

Take a small-barrel curling iron and define face-framing bits. Then, after you put on your hat, rake your fingers through the curls to soften the look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
MOUSSE like Joico Firmwhip Design Foam, $16.

CURLING IRON like Remington Protect and Shine Curling Iron allows you to control the temperature settings so it never gets too hot, $16.99.

VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Phyto Volume Volumizing Shampoo, $24.
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Use a small curling iron (holding it parallel to your head) and wrap small sections (about an inch) around the barrel for a glam, '40s look.

Do your entire head, curling all the way up on one side of the part. Vary how much curl you get on the other side so you leave a bit of super-smooth roots on one side.

Spray your whole head with a setting spray and a bit of shine spray when you're done.


MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SMALL CURLING IRON like Revlon Studio 35 Professional Styling Iron, $6.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Sunsilk ThermaShine Detangling Shine Spray, $4.49.

SHINE SERUM like Motions At-Home Salon Smoothing Shine Serum, $5.99.

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First, give your hair a good helping of deep treatment and then, hop out for a moment and add a little heat with your blow-dryer.

Get back in the shower and rinse. The heat amps up the benefits of the conditioner considerably.

Then, dry hair on a low heat to maintain the shine. Don't use a brush, expect when you get to the pieces in the front to help shape the waves.

Clip hair back and then loosen by pulling hair out toward the front so you get that loose, '40s pinup look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DEEP TREATMENT like John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Binding Deep Conditioner, $5.99.

HAIR CLIP like Goody Hair Clips, $1.99-$4.99.

BLOWDRYER like Conair Full Size Dryer, $15.99.
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Show off your layers by bringing out the wave in your hair. Switch to a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product buildup, which can weigh your natural texture down.

Run a conditioning styling cream through your hair and let it air-dry while you get dressed, do your makeup and eat breakfast. Try not to touch your hair while it dries to avoid causing frizz.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CLARIFYING SHAMPOO like Terax Latte Clarifying Shampoo, $20.

STYLING CREAM like Nexxus Smoothing Cream, $11.99.

ANTI-FRIZZ like Marc Anthony Anti Frizz Balm, $6.49.
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Run a shine spray through dry hair.

Use large rollers on the very ends of your hair and let them sit for five to ten minutes.

Work a silicone-based serum through the ends to pull the curls out, leaving the softest hint of a wave.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SHINE GLAZE like Frédéric Fekkai Salon Glaze, $28.

ROLLERS like BaByliss Ceramic 20 Roller Hair Setter, $39.95.

SHINE SPRAY like Alterna Spray Shine, $18.60.

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Take advantage of your endless mane and go for loose, glossy waves. Start by blow-drying well-conditioned hair with a round brush so it looks silky.

Take the sides and back of your hair and roll them up using large hot rollers. Mist with setting spray and take out after only two to three minutes so hair doesn't look too done.

Spray top pieces (that are dried sleek and straight) with a shine spray and pull over and back, loosely. Fasten with a bobby pin and push forward to create some height in front.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

HOT ROLLERS like Conair Instant Heat Hair Setters, $21.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Biosilk Shine On, $13.

DEEP CONDITIONER like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner, $6.99.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Wash hair with a shine-boosting shampoo and conditioner to get a little extra gloss in the shower.

Spray a volumizer all over and then blow-dry hair with a round brush.

Set two-inch sections of hair with large Velcro rollers, allowing them to sit for at least 20 minutes. Remove rollers and mist entire head with hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SHAMPOOO like Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo, $4, leaves hair 10 times silkier.

VOLUMIZER like Alberto VO5 Root Blast, $4, gives you a natural-looking lift at the root.

ROLLERS for a vavavavoomy style. Velcro rollers, $5.
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Towel-dry hair vigorously and run conditioning styling cream through your hair and let it air-dry as you style your bangs.

Blow-dry your bangs with a round brush, making sure they're completely dry.

Run a tiny dab of shine serum over bangs to add a little polish to the look. If the rest of your hair isn't close to almost dry, attach a diffuser and quickly dry the ends.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING CREAM like Pureology Nanoglaze Styling Cream, $33.

ANTI FRIZZ like Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Shine Anti Frizz Serum, $6.49.

DIFFUSER ATTACHMENTS like Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Diffuser, $8.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Spritz a thermal protective spray through dry hair to prevent damage and breakage.

Use a large curling iron and wrap two-inch pieces around the barrel, holding the iron parallel to your head.

Run a tiny but of shine serum through your hair to separate curls so they look softer.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

THERMAL PROTECTIVE SPRAY like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, $4.

CURLING IRON like Revlon Studio 35 Professional Styling Iron, $6.99.

SHINE SERUM like Motions At-Home Smoothing Shine Serum, $5.99.

Ben Goldstein

Hairstyle Handbook

Spritz a thermal protective spray through dry hair to prevent damage.

Use medium-sized hot rollers and roll two-inch sections all the way up. Let rollers sit until they're nearly cool (about 10 minutes).

Mist with a hairspray and unroll hair for voluminous curls that stick around.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

ROLLERS like BaByliss Ceramic 20 Roller Hair Setter, $39.95.

HAIRSPRAY like Got2B 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray, $5.99.

THERMAL PROTECTIVE SPRAY like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, $4.

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Hairstyle Handbook

For a sexy, sideswept look, work a texturizer through dry hair with a boar bristle brush.

Spray a little hairspray onto a vent brush and tease hair at the crown for a little extra height. Then grab that section and sweep loosely back to the side, fastening with a flower pin accessory.

Mist entire head with a light hairspray to keep the sexy, tousled look working hard all night.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

TEXTURIZER like KMS California Hair Play Texture Blast, $16.

HAIR SPRAY like Dove Advanced Color Therapy Hair Spray, $5.

SHAMPOO like Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Shampoo for Wavy Hair, $9.49.

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Work a texture cream through the ends of your hair. Take a flat iron and use a little heat at the roots so everything is straight and shiny.

Use a small curling iron on the ends to make them flip up a bit so you get a different sort of texture.

Run a shine serum through your hair for a more polished look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

TEXTURE CREAM like Sexy Hair Concepts Short Sexy Hair Slept-In Texture Cream, $15.99.

CURLING IRON like Revlon Studio 35 Professional Styling Iron, $6.99.

SHINE SERUM like Citré Shine Shine Miracle Anti-Frizz Serum, $7.99.

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Blow-dry hair straight so you get a smooth, silky finish.

Using various-sized hot rollers, roll up your entire head of hair (some all the way up, some only half way so you get a variety of textures and curls. Spritz with setting spray and let sit until cool, about 10 minutes.

Undo rollers and flip hair upside-down. Then, take a few front pieces and pull up and off to the side, fastening with a small bobby pin for a loose, sideswept effect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HOT ROLLERS like Conair Instant Head Hair Setters, $29.99.

SETTING SPRAY like Biolage by Matrix Thermal-Active Setting Spray, $15.49.

BOBBY PINS like Vidal Sassoon Bobby Pins, $1.29.
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Add volume to second-day, unwashed hair by running a curling iron through the ends.

Warm up a dab of texture pomade in your palms and then rake hands through your hair.

Flip hair over and blast with a cool shot of air from your dryer. The result: Sexy, polished bedhead strands.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CURLING IRON like Conair Satin Finish Ceramic Curling Iron, $19.99.

TEXTURE POMADE like Pantene Pro-V Texturize! Defining Pomade, Texture & Shine, $4.49.

HAIR DRYER like Chi Turbo Hair Dryer, $135.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Use an overnight conditioning serum-getting ready in the morning will go a lot faster. Just rinse your hair in the shower (skip shampoo and just give your scalp a good massage).

Then, apply a styling cream — thanks to the overnight deep conditioning, your hair will be so much more manageable.

A long, layered cut allows your hair to air-dry brilliantly — no heat-styling needed. So you get great style and healthier locks.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

OVERNIGHT TREATMENT like Ted Gibson Replenish Goodnite Hair Serum, $200.

STYLING CREAM like Kérastase Creme Nutri-Sculpt , $29.99.

ANTI FRIZZ like Dove Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream, $4.49.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Wash hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner for dry/damaged hair — you get the benefits of a conditioning mask without weighing your hair down.

Run a straightening balm through your hair and let it air-dry.

Once it's dry, use a tiny dollop of mousse and scrunch into the midshaft for a face-framing tousled look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHAMPOO like Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, $6.99.

STRAIGHTENING BALM like Faroux Systems Straight Guard Styling Cream, $13.99.

MOUSSE like Samy Mucho Mousse, $5.99.
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Wash hair with a curl-enhancing shampoo/conditioner — a great way to bring out your natural wave.

Then, rake a leave-in conditioner and tiny bit of styling gel though your hair with your hands. Scrunch and pile hair on top of your head and clip with little claw clips.

Take hair down 10 minutes later and let it air-dry loosely.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURL CONDITIONER like Deva Curl Conditioner, $37.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like TRESemmé Detangle Leave In Spray, $4.79.

STYLING GEL like Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel, $20.
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Coarse hair needs a great cut to keep it from getting unruly and puffy. Go for something that works with your natural wave and gives you a great overall shape.

Spritz towel-dried hair with a conditioning spray. Then, add a wave-enhancing mousse and scrunch lightly.

Let hair air-dry completely for best results.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CONDITIONING SPRAY like Back To Basics Sunflower Leave-In Conditioner, $11.99.

WAVE SPRAY like Frédéric Fekkai Wave Creating Spray, $19.50.

MOUSSE like Sunsilk Captivating Curls Mousse, $3.99.
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Go from wavy to curly in no time. Start with a few spritzes of heat-protectant spray — it'll save you from damage and help the style hold.

Using a large-barreled curling iron, wrap hair from the midshaft to the ends around the barrel. Do your entire head.

Mist everything with a little shine-boosting hairspray and pull out curls so they look varied and imperfect — a.k.a. natural.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURLING IRON like Remington Digital Curling Iron, $24.99.

HEAT PROTECTANT SPRAY like Joico Thermal Styling Spray, $14.96.

SHINE BOOSTING HAIR SPRAY like Got2B Laminating Shine Hairspray, $5.99.
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The easiest updo is the kind that's only half up. Make a side part.

Take a front section on either side and twist it back so it stays very loose in front.

Gather the two sections together in a twist in the back and clip with a small, embellished barrette.

Spritz a little shine-spray all over to finish the look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SPRAY like Bumble & Bumble Big Shine Spray, $40.

HAIR FRAGRANCE like Got2B Styltini Root To Tip Silkener, $5.99.

STYLING CREAM like Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti Humidity Styling Cream, $3.99.
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Treat the roots and bangs like you're on a mission to straighten. Blow-dry with a round brush and use a flat iron too. Leave the area from mid-strand to your ends damp and untouched by heat stylers.

Mist the rest of your head with a leave-in conditioning mist.

Scrunch your hair to help form the curls and allow to air-dry for the right mix of sleek and wavy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING BALM like Rusk Str8 Anti-Curl Lotion, $10.95.

LEAVE-IN MIST like Motions At Home Leave-In Conditioner, $2.99.

SPRAY GEL like Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel, $3.99.
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Start with your bangs and spray them down with a little water mixed with leave-in conditioner.

Dry them using a small round brush so you get a little oomph right at the ends. Spritz with shine spray.

Dry the rest of your hair without using too much product. You want the rest of your hair to look a little more matte than your bangs.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SMALL ROUND BRUSH like Goody Tufted Round Brush, $3.99.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Alberto VO5 Detangle & Shine Restoring Daily Leave-in Conditioner, $3.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Matrix Color Smart Reflective Shine Spray, $14.99.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Refresh your straight style by taking a shine serum and running it through your hair.

Use a flat iron on pieces in the front, pulling each section down and toward your chin to create a face-framing shape. Keep the heat setting at a medium level so you don't cause damage.

Spritz with a setting mist to fight flyaways.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SHINE SERUM like Motions At-Home Salon Smoothing Shine Serum, $5.99.

FLAT IRON like BaByliss Ionic Flat Iron, $85.

SETTING SPRAY like Matrix Biolage Thermal-Active Setting Spray, $15.49.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Finger-comb through dry hair to get a little volume and separation.

Mist hair with spray gel to give separation, texture and hold.

Pull one side loosely back, keeping hair in front of your ear-this should look undone and almost messy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SPRAY GEL like Pureology Spray Gel AntiFadeComplex, $20.99.

ANTI FRIZZ like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Cream, $5.99.

CURL SHAMPOOO like Samy Curls Shampoo, $5.99.
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Comb a conditioning mousse through damp hair. Layer an anti-frizz on top.

Blow-dry combing fingers through your hair-thanks to the product cocktail, your hair will behave even though you're not pulling it straight with a brush.

Use a little more anti-frizz wherever you notice flyaways.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
ANTI FRIZZ like John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Leave In Conditioning Spray, $5.99.

CONDITIONING MOUSSE like Dove Volumizing Body and Lift Mousse, $4.29.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Alberto VO5 Daily Weightless Leave-In Conditioner, $4.89.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Run a wave-enhancing texture cream through damp hair.

Twist small sections around your finger and then wrap your head in a towel. Unwrap in 5 minutes and allow hair to air-dry the rest of the way.

When hair is completely dry, spray on some shine.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
WAVE/TEXTURE CREAM like Short Sexy Hair Bulked Up Texture, $17.96.

ABSORBANT TOWEL like Aquis Microfiber Towel, $16.99.

SPRAY-ON SHINE like Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Spray, $10.50.
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Hairstyle Handbook

If you want a quick way to modify a frizzy look, spritz hair with spray gel and rake fingers through hair.

Gather hair in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing with a small elastic. Then twist the hair, secure the impromptu chignon with large bobby pins, allowing the ends to stick out.

Pull a few pieces out in front if you want a slightly more undone appearance.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SPRAY GEL like Matrix Biolage Bodifying Spray Gel, $16.99.

SHAMPOO like Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, $2.49.

BOBBY PINS like Scunci No Slip Grip Bobby Pins, $3.29.
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Hairstyle Handbook

First thing's first: Get shiny sideswept bangs. Run a styling cream through and dry immediately, making sure you pull the brush down and to the side as you go, training the bangs to stay put.

Comb an anti-frizz through your hair (use a brush to make sure you really distribute the product).

Blow-dry sections in back with a round brush to smooth out the look. Then, dry the front pieces by combing them through with your fingers so you get that great, sexy wave.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING CREAM like Rusk Str8 Lotion, $10.95.

ANTI FRIZZ will tame flyaways without weighing down fine hair with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Smooth Shine Anti Frizz Cream, $7.39.

ROUND BRUSH like Earth Therapuetics Radiant Round Brush, $8.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Getting the right combo of straight and wavy textures is easy if you have the right cut. "A few layers throughout makes styling so much easier," says NYC stylist Ted Gibson.

Use a volumizing spray all over. "People always think of volume at the top, you want it in the back and on the sides as well," says Gibson.

Run some serum through bangs and blow-dry but don't flat iron them — it'll make the look too severe compared to the rest of your wavy-ish texture.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
WAVY HAIR SPRAY like Frédéric Fekkai Tousled Wave Spray, $23.

VOLUMIZING SPRAY like Alterna Life Volume Spray Mousse, $21.

SHINE POMADE with Modern Organic Products Separation and Shine Pomade, $12.99.
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