Who doesn’t love a fresh bouncy blow dry? Create salon results at home with just of handful of products and expert tips.

 

Many of us make common mistakes such as drying our hair when it’s soaking wet, not styling it in sections, using wrong brushes and products, choosing incorrect heat levels and not making use of the cool air setting.

Practice makes perfect so allow yourself a few sessions before you start blow drying like Jen Atkin.

So long bad hair day!

What you need

  • Heat protective serum such as Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique, No. 6 Bond Smoother by Olaplex or Davines MELU shield heat protection spray that prevent excessive damage
  • A hair friendly hair dryer like the Panasonic NA65. It provides moisture, enhances smoothness, and boosts lustre on the hair
  • A round brush for styling and a paddle brush to add volume
  • Light hair oil for the ends like OUAI Hair Oil
  • Non sticky hairspray. We love KérastaseStyling Laque Couture

how to blow dry hair

Few things to keep in mind.

  • Always pre-dry your hair with a towel to remove excess water before blow drying. A sopping wet hair is fragile and more susceptible to breakage when exposed to heat.  Do not rough-dry hair with a towel but instead gently squeeze out excess moisture, then blow dry while finger-combing from the roots down to the tips. Or you can also use a towel turban from Aquis that soaks up excess water without tugging at the hair
  • Don’t focus too much on the ends; start at the roots.Wrapping the hair around a brush and blasting it with hot air is a no-no.  Instead, position your round brush at the roots and move down in circular motion while slowly applying heat. Remember to tilt it 45-degrees diagonally to the blow-drying side for ease.
  • For a curly result, use a diffuser. It is designed to disperse air through many small holes over a larger area.For those with curly hair, the diffuser allows air to circulate around the wet strands for more clearly defined curls. Those with flat, straight hair will often get more volume when using the diffuser.

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