If you're sporting a head of full, super-tight curls like Kelly Rowland, this look will show off your beautiful texture while still looking "done." "Dress up your kinky curls for a festive night out on the town by starting with Hair Rules Kinky Curling Cream to damp hair," says Dickey. "The trick here is to smooth down the front and sides by taking small bobby pins and securing smooth hair, starting behind the ear and adding pins until you reach the other ear, before setting under a portable hood dryer to get as much definition and shine to your kinks as possible." (Note: a dryer with a diffuser can work well, too.)
"After you've dried your hair, stretch and elongate kinky curls that are loose in the back to get more volume. Stretch, then fluff, stretch, then fluff, until you get the correct amount of fullness." Super-easy and totally customizable — we love how this style allows you to go as big as you like!
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