No matter how long you spend blow drying your locks it never really looks as put together as what it does when you leave the hair salon, right? Well, with the right products and a little hair know-how we promise to have your tresses looking L'Oreal ad-worthy in no time! Let's get started...
Towel Dry First
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying to dry your hair when its sopping wet. Your hair should be about 60 percent dry before you even start to apply the heat. Why? It's actually less damaging to your hair if it's partly dry. Gently squeeze the water from your hair- don't rub your locks- and then use a comb to remove any knots.
Use A Styling Agent And Heat Protectant
A hydrating styling agent is the secret to a perfect blowout. Spray through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair to add body and maintain frizz. You should also use heat protectant to prevent split ends and premature breakage.
Master The Right Technique
Divide your towel dried hair into small sections and secure each with a clip. Leave one section free- we tend to start with the one at the nape of our neck. Apply the heat over the free section and use your fingertips to pull the hair straight from the roots. Gently pull the section out a few inches and leave it there under the heat for about ten seconds.
Once your roots are dry, it's time to use your paddle brush. Pull the hairbrush through the section as you blowdry, pointing the nozzle down onto your locks. As you pull the brush through your hair you should follow with the dryer. To complete the section, pull your hair taut with the brush and blast it with cool air. This step works to close the hair follicles, thus reducing split ends.