After washing wrap your hair in microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt.
Use a wide-toothed comb or wet-brush to de-tangle the hair starting at the bottom of the hair strands, working your way up to the scalp.
While the hair is still wet, prime the hair with a leave-in conditioner.
To hold curl hair shape, immediately apply a curl cream, gel, or mousse.
To add volume, use a volumizing spray.
Air-dry or blow-dry.
Always use heat protection prior to heat styling with a blowdryer, curling iron, or flat iron.
Finish with a healing oil and/or hairspray.
Sleeping with a satin or silk scarf or pillowcase will also help the hair retain moisture and avoid friction on the hair.