Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Straightening

Straighten the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting), until it has a slight wave.

Straighten the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting), until it has a slight wave. Do not pull it too hard, so the braid remains intact.