6. Let Your Hair Air-Dry
Wash it at night and let it dry completely before going to bed. (We cannot stress this enough. Sleeping on even slightly damp hair will make your curls flat and lifeless the next morning.) If you prefer the speed of a blow-dryer, get thee a diffuser to direct the air flow so you don’t end up disrupting your curls and put it on the cool setting to amp up shine.
7. Lay Off the Heat Entirely
The less you blow it out or iron it smooth, the better off your curls will be. Heat is super drying and can cause damage to already fragile strands. Over time, it can completely change your natural curl pattern (which will take a long grow-out period to get things back to normal).