Everyone needs advice on how to use a hair dryer. You won’t always have a hairstylist helping you out. Whether you want to get rid of your frizz or the natural waves in your hair, here are some hair dryer pro tips that will make you an expert with a hair dryer.
Start by applying hair products to damp hair.
To achieve the most volume, you’ll want to start with damp hair. After applying a volumizing mousse or spray and a heat-protectant spray, flip your head over and blow dry upside down for about 30 seconds to get a boost of volume. If you need even more volume, use your fingers to stretch and straighten individual strands of hair while aiming the nozzle of the hair dryer down the hair shaft.
Direct the nozzle down the hair shaft.
Invest in a blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle. This is what I consider the key to creating smooth, polished hair without frying it. The concentrator nozzle fits onto the end of your blow dryer and directs the airflow down the length of your hair shaft, which helps you control where you place heat. If you were to just let your hair fly around in all directions, it would be kind of like putting your hand on top of a pot that’s been sitting over a hot burner for a while, it wouldn’t really be fun. By using a concentrator nozzle and directing hot air right down to your scalp, you’re able to literally blow out any bumps or frizzies without having to touch them with a flat iron or curling iron (which I will tell you more about shortly).
Hold your head upside down at times.
You can use a hair dryer not just to dry your hair, but also to style it. One of the best ways you can use your hair dryer to improve your hairdo is by holding your head upside down while blow-drying it. This will add volume and bounce to it without significantly increasing the drying time. It is also good for you in the morning as it will give you a lift and make you feel more energetic. What’s more, doing this often results in an overall healthier look with a bit of a shine that sets off any hairstyle perfectly.
Use your free hand to stretch and straighten individual strands of hair.
While you’re drying, use your free hand to stretch and straighten individual strands of hair. Hold the dryer six inches from the hair for two seconds and then let go. This will help create straight sections at a time and let you control the temperature at which you’re drying each area. To set your style, use the cool setting on the dryer to avoid frizzing everything up again.
A round brush is an absolute essential if you want to nail this look because it’ll help pull out the natural curl of your hair while straightening it at the same time: Win-win. Just remember not to overdo it; too much heat can lead to breakage and damage. Then, when you’ve finished blow-drying your hair, spritz on some hairspray while holding a large round brush under each section of hair before letting go. This will ensure that all pieces stay in place once they’ve been released from their curling prison
Always start with a great haircut
To achieve a great hair dryer blowout, you must have a great haircut. Your stylist should cut your hair in a way that fits your personal style and lifestyle. For example, if you are someone who is on the go, you may want to consider adding layers to your hair. Layered haircuts are great for those who style with their hair dryer because layers make it easier for your hair to maintain volume and shape after drying.
Regardless of how you style your hair and what products you use, maintaining healthy locks is always important when trying to achieve the perfect blowout. Make sure to ask your stylist about the best products for your specific hair type so that you can get started on maintaining a soft and shiny lock.