I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve been told by clients that they wish they could blow-dry their hair as good as we do.
Blow drying your own hair can be tough. Trying to get the hair to go where you want it to and do what you want it to can be a pain to say the least.
There are a few simple things you can do to make it a little easier on yourself though….
4 Blow Drying Tips
1. Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Preferably a professional one from the salon you go to. Your hairdresser knows your hair’s history and, has no doubt, blow-dried your hair before.
Think of it like this – if you have dry frizzy (BIG) hair and you want to blow dry your hair straight but you’ve just used a shampoo that is designed for fine hair (make’s the hair bigger), you would be on the back foot right from the start. ‘Frizzy hair’ would be better off using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner that flatten’s the hair cuticle.
2. Make friends with at least one styling product. In the hairdressing industry we call styling products ‘style support’ and we could never get the results we do without them.
For example, If have ‘Fine hair’ and want it look thicker and fuller, you are going to really struggle without some kind of volume enhancing product that swell’s the hair to achieve that ‘volume’ or ‘body’.
3. Get the right tools. A good hair dryer goes a long way. There are quite a few good ones on the market depending on how much you want to spend. Expect to pay about $100 – $170 for a quality dryer.
While you’re at it, get a good brush, a round one. Depending on your hair length will depend on what size you use. As a general rule, the longer the hair the bigger you go.
4. Remember that blow drying takes practice so be patient with yourself. When you have your hair cut, especially if its a new style, don’t be afraid to ask your hairdresser for tips on styling your new do. We are here to help!