The singer’s hairstylist has clever tricks up her sleeve.

Shakira is known for many things (her dancing, her one-of-a-kind voice, and her 2020 Superbowl performance to name a few), but we are especially fans of her perfectly tousled curls. While they’ve gone through many a transformation since the singer first stepped into the mainstream music scene in 2005 with Hips Don’t Lie, her long, naturally curly locks have persevered and become a staple in her performances.

But, before you start getting envious thinking she just wakes up with that gorgeous texture, the star gave a reality check to her followers when she shared a pre-performance photo in 2018 with an estimated 22 clips in her hair with the caption “no one said it would be easy.” Luckily her hairstylist, Cynthia Alvarez, has shared some more details on just how she does it. Keep reading for her favorite curl-enhancing products.

1. She uses anti-frizz and curl enhancing products.

2. She touches up her curls with a curling iron.

3. She always uses a wide-tooth comb.

4. She clips down her curls while they dry.

5. She always protects her strands.