Grab a flat, boar-bristle brush and brush out the hair. Use the brush to smooth and direct the hair up and over to the side. If you need more support on the side of your hair, Sharpton says you can bobby pin the side so that it remains flat — just be sure to tuck the bobby pin behind the ear, so it's out of sight. He also says you can take a tiny bit of wax and work it into the ends of your hair, using your fingers. This will give the curls a kind of lived-in, gritty feel that will prevent them from feeling too precious or pageant-y.