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How to Use a Hair Dryer as Well as Your Stylist

by Laura Leiva

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Brunette with straight hair and bangs

Things You Need:

  • Hair dryer with attachments
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Brush
  • Clips or ties
  • Serum or wax

Everyone loves the way their hair looks when they leave the salon. A stylist always knows how to use a hair dryer to give your hair plenty of shine, volume and style. You can re-create salon-quality hair with the right hair dryer and hair styling techniques. Depending on your hair texture and the look you want to achieve, the best blow dryer for your hair can improve your style and give you the look you want. You will have that salon look every day when you invest in a professional hair dryer and get the hang of salon-grade hair care.

Blow Drying Your Hair:

  1. Choose the right hair dryer. A blow dryer with attachments is ideal, giving you a range of tools for hair styling. Professional hair dryers such as ionic hair dryers and ceramic hair dryers offer technology that can help restore shine and protect hair. Ionic hair dryers are perfect for individuals looking to combat frizz, and ceramic hair dryers give men and women a gentle hair care option. A range of heat settings can also give you the styling options you desire. Choose a blow dryer that is versatile for the best results.

  2. Use quality products. The best blow dryer might not always be enough to give you the look you want. Using shampoo and conditioner that cater to your specific hair type can help protect your hair and give you the results you desire. A leave-in conditioner is a good option for lighter conditioning or adding additional conditioner post-shower. Using styling products made specifically for blow-drying can also protect your hair from heat damage.

  3. Dry your hair in a room with little humidity. If you try to blow-dry your hair in a humid bathroom after a shower, you increase the risk of frizz or heat damage. Prop open the bathroom door prior to drying for a more effective blow dry. Air-conditioners and dehumidifiers can help reduce environmental humidity.

  4. Use professional hair-drying techniques. Hair stylists typically partially blow-dry hair all over to reduce moisture and then use styling tools to straighten and add volume. A round brush can help you flip the ends of your hair while a paddle brush works well for stick-straight styles. A concentrator nozzle helps direct the heat for more precise styling. A diffuser attachment is perfect for drying curly hair without promoting frizz.

  5. Dry your hair in sections. Drying your hair in sections helps to get every bit of hair completely dry and smooth. You can divide your hair into sections using clips or hair ties and then brush each section of hair while blow-drying. Individuals with curly hair can also benefit from drying their hair in sections, with or without a diffuser.

  6. Finish off the look. Some people can blow-dry their hair and head out the door without additional styling. If you aren't quite happy with your hair after blow drying, however, you can use a few techniques and products to achieve salon-quality styling. Flat irons are wonderful for smoothing and shaping your hair. You can iron all of your hair or just the most unruly sections. Serum and wax can help to smooth and shape your hair and keep it looking good all day.

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