Wash and moisturize your hair with hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Curly, thick hair has a tendency to be on the dry side. Make sure you get all the shampoo out of those thick tresses.
Squeeze the water out of your hair with an old T-shirt or paper or microfiber towel. This is super gentle on your curly tresses and won't roughen up the cuticle, which encourages frizz to form.
Mix a drop of conditioner in a quarter-sized amount of strong-hold gel. The conditioner helps to prevent your thick and curly hair from drying out and the gel helps the scrunch hold. Create a part in your hair from ear to ear to make two sections. Work the mixture evenly through both to ensure all of your thick hair receives the product.
Flip your head upside down and place the palm of your hands against the ends of your hair. Push your hands upward towards your scalp, then squeeze them shut once you get there. Start at the back of your head and work your way toward the front to ensure you include all of your thick locks.
Turn right-side up and take a look into the mirror. Scrunch any parts of your hair that look like they need additional oomph, then allow it to air dry. Run a dime-sized amount of silicone-serum through your coif once it dries to prevent frizz from rearing its ugly head.