Now we all want that salon look without having to go to The Salon, this often isn’t possibly and as a salon owner myself I am some what happy about this or I would havent a job! But here are a few tips and tricks on how to blow dry your hair the salon way!
Your first step for blow drying your hair should be when you have washed your hair leave it to air dry for about 15 minutes before adding heat to your hair this gives your hair time to self dry a little so it wont need as long to blow dry, also prep the hair with your products. Everyone should be using a leave in conditioning product if not or also a product for your desired look or shape.
Your Hairdryer is very important to this process of course and as hairdressers we spend alot on our equipment also the correct tools… Here is what you need….
- Nozzle: Don’t discard this. It is key to a smooth look and keeps hair from getting too close to the heat.
- Hairdryers : To be 1,800 watts and multiple heat and air settings
- Round brush: Straighten strands, make ends flip, or create waves with this tool. Time-saving tip: The bigger the surface area of a brush, the faster the drying time.
- New Brushes: When styling your hair the CORRECT brush is a must! Us ladies should be investing in good brushes, your brushes should also be clean of hair and product so they can grip onto the hair correctly! So if you have any brushes that you wouldn’t show off in public bin them today and go SHOPPING!!
- Hair clip’s: It keeps layers separate and easy to manage and prevents damage caused by over drying sections.
Each section you take when blow drying your hair should be the width of the brush you are using, this controls the blow dry and also dries each strand of hair evenly. We should start from the nape of the neck when blow drying round to the sides then up to the crown and forward to the fringe area. I recommended you dry your fringe first so it doest have a part stuck in it from drying naturally.
Always point the dryer’s nozzle downwards to help smooth hair and create shine. Dry from roots to mid lengths to ends keeping the hairdryer at a distance from your brush , with your brush not touching it!
To curl ends, roll them under with a round brush, blast with heat, and set with cold air. For a straight finish, pull the brush through while drying ends with warm air; set with cold air.
Practice makes perfect and also visit a Salon, salons are always putting on blow dry offers at the moment too so go and teat yourself!
Remember to watch your stylist while in your salon too to pick up tips and tricks!!! This is a lesson in itself!