1. "A smoothing moisturizing shampoo plumps strands and builds a strong foundation," Cho says. She likes Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo ($3; walgreens.com).
2. Towel-dry hair then rough it up with a diffuser, using fingers to shape and mold. "Accent natural texture, don't try to create it," Cho advises.
3. Twist and shape bits and pieces with a dab of styling paste like Shu Uemura Silk Mesh Elastic Moldable Cream ($30; folica.com). "Work with the curve of your face," Cho suggests.