Hair Tips (kind of):
My Hair is long, straight, and kind of thick.
I use Paul Mitchell strength shampoo and conditioner, but obviously everyone has different hair and therefore use different shampoos.
I never could curl my hair and then one day I was at the mall and a lady selling curling irons wanted to try curling my hair and I was like sure why not. And seriously without any hairspray or anything she curled my hair in perfect curls. I was shocked and obviously bought one and it's amazing. They're called iKonic Curling Wands. It comes with a glove to wear when holding your hair around the iron and a mat thing to pace the curling iron on so it doesn't burn the surface of your table.
(^this was right after the lady in the mall curled my hair ^)
No idea if this was helpful.. Hope it was!