How to get Big Smooth Waves without straightening your hair first!
For those of you with naturally curly hair--here's a tip:
Want to have the big soft waves but don't want to spend the time to straighten your hair first? Have a 'curly hair' day, sleep on it, brush it out in the morning, and use your large (and very hot) curling iron--it will do the straightening for you as it curls! You'll have volume, and smooth locks! Make sure to spritz on some heat protectant either the day before or right before you curl it! You can also do this trick with hot rollers-if you have the extra large rollers.
My mom used to straighten her hair with orange juice cans! Rolled it up at night and in the morning--straight hair with soft waves. I am grateful for curling irons!