Step 1: Diffuse-Dry Your Hair
If you're starting with damp hair, one trick Brager swears by for people with fine hair like me is to diffuse-dry versus a regular blowout. First, she applied the aloe-infused Herbal Essences Mango & Aloe Curl Crème ($6, available in January 2020) to damp ends to help hold the style. Then, using the hairstylist- (and editor-) approved Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399), she scrunched the hair into the diffuser attachment while my head was flipped in a forward motion. "This helps bring out your natural texture," she said.