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How To Master The Bouncy Blow Dry At Home
With your next trip to the hairdressers a little further away than we all would have hoped, there’s no time like the present to try your hand at achieving a salon worthy blow-dry. Missing your dedicated stylist’s signature bouncy blow dry? Try your hand at it yourself.
We’ve put together some top tips from the experts to get that professional looking, and lasting, blow-dry from home.
Step 1: Start With Clean Hair
The most important part of your blow dry is starting with a good base and clean hair. Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo by massaging it into the scalp, and ensure you rinse out all leftover product. Having any leftover product in your hair will result in weighing down the hair following drying. Discover the most suitable shampoo and conditioner for your hair type below.
Step 2: Protect Your Hair
It’s important to seal the ends and protect your hair from heat-styling before blow drying. Adding hair oil can help to nourish the hair creating a high gloss shine and smooth finish, reducing frizz and smoothing out the hair follicle. Try Ouai Hair Oil for an ultra-lightweight oil which is full of nourishing ingredients.
Step 3: Towel Drying Your Hair
The amount of towel drying your hair needs depends on your hair type, but it’s important to try not to rub your hair back and forth with a towel too much. If your hair is quite curly, try blow drying when it’s wet, and if it’s straight, leaving it in a towel for a couple of minutes to get some of the moisture out should suffice.
Step 4: The Best Brushes
A detangling comb and paddle brush are the key duo for detangling and styling. A paddle brush handle can provide you with a strong grip and will cover a wider surface area for fast and efficient brushing. It also reduces stress to your hair and scalp during the blow-drying and styling.
Step 5: A Salon Worthy Dry
Most hairdressers will tell you that the most important tool for a professional blow-dry is the hair dryer. And none more revolutionary than the Dyson Supersonic. The powerful digital motor not only speeds up drying time, but has an intelligent heat control system which can prevent hair damage and retain the hair’s natural shine. Before blow drying, section the hair into four equal parts around your head, blow drying one at a time. To create more volume, give the roots a blast while lifting strands with your fingers.
Step 6: Personalise Your Style
Using a styling concentrator can produce a high-velocity blade of air directly to the section of hair you are working with. This works really well when you’re looking to achieve a straight style. The Supersonic has an array of attachments that have been designed to style all different types of hair. Whether you want to create movement or go super sleek, you’ll find everything you need.
Step 7: The Finale
Although your Zoom call colleagues won’t be able to appreciate this final touch, it’s sure to bring you joy throughout the day. We recommend the diptyque Eau Rose Hair Mist as a special treat for your tresses. Both sumptuous and luxurious, it’s the perfect final touch for your at-home bouncy blow-dry.