Some people love getting a facial or a massage, but for us, it is a blow-dry. Let's face it, the feeling of skipping out of the salon with freshly-blow dried hair is unmatched. There's something about it that gives confidence, making you look chic and feel invincible.
Whether you prefer sleek and stick-straight hair or curly and full-bodied, whether your tresses are long or chin-grazing - a good blow-dry can make you look well put-together in a matter of minutes. As the regular salon visits have been sorely missed by many, we've curated the step-by-step guide to achieving salon-level blow-dry results, at home!
Who else is missing those bouncy, natural waves or silky-straight strands that look effortlessly in place? Keep on reading to know the definitive guide to transforming our flat, lifeless locks into voluminous, bouncy waves.
Tools you'll need
Step 1: Semi-dry your hair before your actual blow-dry. Try removing at least 80 per cent of the moisture before you start styling. Then, section the hair on top of your crown and secure it with clips. Begin with drying the underneath layers using a brush and high heat. Point the dryer's nozzle downward to help smooth hair and create shine.
Step 3: Decide the look you want to create. Remove the clips and use it to hold the dry underneath layers away. Twist it and clip them into a bun to add waves or a very loose low ponytail for a straighter look. For curls, roll them under using a round brush, blast with heat, and at last set it with cold air. For a straight finish, pull the brush through while drying ends with warm air, then set with cold air.
Step 4: Choosing the right brush is key to a great blowout. Use a large round brush to dry the hair gently and maintain a distance between the brush and the dryer. The brush is like a paintbrush that will draw the shape you desire. The most crucial step? Always dry your hair in the right direction, i.e., from top to bottom.
Step 5: Work the top section. Aim the nozzle at the roots in order to add volume, then work toward the ends, using the brush to pull hair forward and out.
Step 6: Always cool down. The cold feature adds shine and smoothes the hair down if it has gone frizzy.
After that mammoth task of getting fabulously blown-out hair, it will be tragic to watch it get washed away the next day. Here's how to keep it fresh: To keep the volume and the hold, use a setting spray to keep your hair shiny all day and a weightless serum formula to minimise the flyaways and frizz.
So, whether you're attending a sophisticated soiree or knocking back Jager bombs, give yourself a salon-like blowout and make them swoon!