A Masterclass In Blow Drying Hair

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Who doesn’t love that sassy feeling you get when walking out of the hairdressers? Sadly, it would get a little expensive to fork out for a professional blow dry every other day, which is why it is crucial to know how to blow dry hair at home. Here we tell you exactly how to do it, so you can achieve luscious locks all whilst saving those pennies!

Blow drying hair may seem like a daunting task, but you can now put those apprehensions at ease. The first step in how to blow dry hair is to purchase a high quality hair dryer. Avoid dryers that are too heavy, and stick to less than 2 lbs to avoid an aching arm. Buy a hair dryer with a wattage of at least 1800 watts to avoid frizz; a good quality hair dryer should also have a cold button which will help keep your style put, and a nozzle attachment to diffuse the direct heat.

If you want a blow dry that looks professional, then the type of brush you use is vital. Go for a paddle brush when blow drying hair straight and a barrel brush when blow drying hair curly.

Prep time is also essential! Towel dry your hair gently and always apply styling products first to ensure that your hair strands are coated before being blasted by direct heat. Try the 'Sexy Hair Big Blow Dry Volumising Gel'for amazing, fuller looking hair. You can apply this at the roots all the way down to the ends. A straightening product such as Philip Kingsley's Straight Hair Serum works wonders if you are drying hair straight. This gel will protect your hair against heat, whilst smoothing, straightening and moisturising locks.

In terms of tackling the part of your scalp to blow dry first, divide your hair into 3 sections: top, middle and bottom. Start on the bottom layer, wrapping a small section of the hair around or on the brush (depending on which type you are using). Keep the hair taut. Dry the section of hair, with the nozzle facing downwards, from the roots to the ends.

Remember - never blow dry in an upwards motion as this is very damaging to the strands.

Another important tip in achieving beautiful hair is to never dry hair completely. It’s hard to do and slightly distressing, we know, but leaving it ever so slightly damp works to avoid frizz. Once you have finished, blast the cold air all over and seal with a shine serum like Tigi's S-factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum.

Now you know how to blow dry hair, it’s time to get practicing! Create your own beauty profile by filling in our quiz so you can find products personalised to your needs, for the best price.