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Three Super Easy Ways to Tame Your Curly Hair (No Joke, They're Really, Really Easy)

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If you’ve got naturally curly hair, dealing with it in the summer can be a challenge. What product best works to counteract humidity and keep hair intact? How do you combat frizz (or at least keep it under wraps)? And if you wear it up and off your neck, how do you restore the curl once it’s back down?

To answer these questions, we turned to celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend, Dove ambassador and master of the cool-girl look (clients include Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Rachel McAdams and Dakota Johnson), to tell us what exactly to do for our “How It’s Done” video series.

Curly Hair How It's Done

The pro gave us three genius tips for embracing curly hair, which you can see in the video below.

First, he says, touch up your crown by using a curling iron to add back any curls that may have naturally flattened. Make sure to pick a barrel size as close to your natural curl as possible. Wrap hair around the barrel and let it sit for 10 seconds, then unwrap and repeat for all sections near your crown.

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Second, add mousse, he suggests. Put a golf ball-size amount in your palm and rub your hands together to create a lotion-like substance. Then, work the mousse through dry hair by individually twisting curls into place.

Finally, Townsend says you can hid any uncooperative strands with an easy braid. Just find the section of hair that’s the frizziest and plait it into a braid. Secure it with a bobby pin that matches your hair color.

Watch the video to get all the deets.

What’s your go-to curly hair trick? Let us know in the comments.

— Sharon Clott Kanter