It all starts with your shampoo and conditioner. I love, Love, LOVE DevaCurl! It is made specifically for people with curly hair. It hydrates the strands and keeps them healthy for soft, in-tact curls. After shampooing and conditioning, towel dry so your hair isn't dripping wet and apply a curl-cream, starting half inch from the roots all the way to the ends. If your hair is on the finer side, using a titch of hair oil will give you the same results without weighing your hair down. I love Paul Mitchell's The Cream or MoroccanOil's Curl Cream. For fine hair use MoroccanOil or another type of hair oil.
Once the product is applied to the head, style as you like. The products will help fight frizz while not making the hair super heavy. If you feel you need to dry it a little, use the diffuser attachment to your blow-dryer to help with that process.
On those days when you want to straighten your hair, after washing, using Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Apply an inch from root to ends, focusing on the middle to end of the hair strands. Don't use too much because it can get greasy looking.
After applying Super Skinny, use your round brush and your blow-dryer. Having the concentrator nozzle on your dryer will help focus the heat on where your drying, and help speed up the drying process. You may need to use a flat iron over the hair at the end to smooth, just keep heat on a lower setting and use just for smoothing.
If you really find your curly hair hard to manage, and are waking up an hour earlier because you know you have to tame your locks, a Keratin Treatments is a great way to help you spend less time fussing with your hair. Most keratin treatments soften up the curl, and will blow-dry in half the time. The most popular benefit of a keratin treatment is: eliminating frizz. Frizz-fighting is most of your battle when it comes to doing your hair, a keratin treatment will fight that battle for you, therefore helping save you time in the morning!