Tips for blow drying your hair like a Pro
The perfect blowout is no easy feat, but with the right tools, styling products and a little practice, you can master a salon-quality blowout at home.
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5 easy steps for that perfect salon styled look
Step 1: Pat hair dry with a towel
Most of the heat damage associated with blow-drying happens because people do it for too long. Towel drying reduces the time frame of the actual blow-dry, so you’re less likely to end up with dried-out frizzy hair. Be careful not to vigorously rub your hair with a towel, as this creates friction between the towel and your hair causing cuticles to break.
Step 2: Blow-dry, until hair is about 50% dry
Hair takes shape when it's ranging from damp to dry, NOT wet to damp — so don’t waste time and effort here. Instead, rough dry using your fingers. Prep your wet hair with a heat protectant such as OI all in One Milk and your favourite straight hair styling product, then roughly dry it in until your hair is nearly completely dry. Focus on the roots and blow dry upwards. Keep your hairdryer moving the whole time with a rough dry; concentrating for too long on one area will cause heat damage, and you’re not aiming for styling at this point. Do this until your hair is about 50% dry if it’s curly or wavy, or 80-90% dry if it’s straight.
Step 3. Divide hair into small sections
One of the biggest mistakes people make with an at-home blowout is that their sections are too large. Divide your hair into small sections around 1-2 inches in width. Divide your hair into four sections by creating a horseshoe shape from your temples to the back of your crown, and then parting it down the middle. Clip up the sections and then work on one quadrant at a time.
Step 4: Dry each section by pulling it taught with a brush
Tension is key when it comes to perfecting a long-lasting blowout. It’s essential for getting hair to dry smoothly, especially if you have cowlicks. Use a nozzle to centralize air over the bristles of your brush around five inches away from taut sections of hair and pointed down to minimize flyways. Dry slowly in small sections from root to ends.
Step 5: Put on your finishing touches
When you’re done drying each section, give a quick all-over blast with cool air to set the blowout. Once you're finished and your hair is cool, lightly rake through with your fingers. Turn your head upside down, shake it out a bit and flip it back. Mist with your favourite shiny hair products, OI Liquid Luster by Davines is a great product.
Final Thoughts on Blow-Drying Hair Straight Like a Pro
The last thing to keep in mind is that blow-drying your hair straight like a pro starts in the shower. This means choosing a shampoo and conditioner formulated to address your hair type and concerns. All Davines shampoos and conditioners are free of harmful toxins and made from natural ingredients. All products are made with renewable energy and packaging that minimizes the environmental impact. Hair styling products that are good for your hair and good for the planet too.
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