Styling cream is a go-to if you’re trying to coax frizzy, dry (or even just dirty) locks into smoothness. But if you don’t happen to have that, grab some hand lotion instead and use it to pull your unruly hair into a neat bun. Use a wide-toothed comb to rake it through your hair from roots to ends, then style. Don’t go crazy with it, though—you want frizz-free, not greased down.

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