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Though our curling iron has long been a staple for creating structured spirals and loose waves alike, there are times when one wrong move results in a massive sausage curl. You know the type—what once were separate curls have congregated into one gigantic ringlet, leaving you to pull and tousle your layers every few minutes to keep it from re-forming. It's not a nervous tick, you're just trying to keep your layers in check.

Enter celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis with the ultimate fix. The pro, who works with Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, and Kristen Bell among many others, has a few tricks up his sleeve for how to deal if you've wound your strands too tight around that curling wand. Better yet, all you need are your hands, and a can of Suave Dry Shampoo ($5; target.com) to take your look from pageant perfect, to perfectly undone. Hit play on the above video to get Francis's tips in full.