8 Genius Curly Hair Tips and Tricks for Your Best Curls Ever

Always comb your hair from the bottom up: Instead than piling knots toward the bottom and pulling your way through, detangling hair from the bottom up enables you to gently untangle each one.

Get regular trims to avoid split ends: Damaged hair looks bad, and split ends make hair frizzy. Get a brief cut every six to eight weeks to keep your curls healthy and bouncy.

Use product "cocktailing" to define and hydrate curls: Product cocktailing is simply mixing two or more products together to meet your specific styling needs, adds Renee. Two of her favorite curl-friendly cocktails.

Or opt for a one-step hair hydrator: Instead of cocktailing, use a serum, curl cream, or leave-in for curly hair to smooth, define, and separate curls without crunch. Utilize three or four pumps.

Don't weigh curls down with too much (or too heavy) product: Instead of using too much product on dry or dull hair, avoid it. Give your ends more hydration and bounce by applying a dime-size glob of styling cream or oil with your fingers.

Be careful with how you apply product: Apply your preferred styler to soaking wet hair using "praying hands" to avoid disrupting the curl pattern: The product and complete hair saturation keep curls frizz-free.

Try the "pineapple trick" to keep curls defined overnight: Pineappling is gently gathering hair at the crown before bed. This preserves curls, helps hair retain volume, and prevents bedhead. When ready to wear it down, remove ponytail and shake hair.

Use a diffuser to even out your curl pattern and add more body: Non-use of hair dryer accessories is a waste. Scotch Britt White says a hair diffuser helps "minimize a lot of the frizz that comes when curly hair is naturally air dried," by spreading your hair dryer's hot air.