Who doesn’t love the feeling of walking out of the salon with freshly blow-dried hair? It makes your hair look smooth and voluminous and is an instant confidence booster.
However, achieving the same salon-like results at home can be tricky. But DW, we’ve got some amazing hacks up our sleeves that will help you get a celeb-like blow out at home each and every time. Yes, really! Take a look…
- Start with blotting your hair
- Lesser amount of hair products go a long way
- The direction of the blow-dryer is important
- Section your hair for best results
- Choose the right kind of brush
Start with blotting your hair
To achieve that salon-like professional blow-dry at home, you need to begin with air-drying your hair. After you’ve washed and conditioned your hair, as usual, blot the excess water. Instead of rubbing your hair with a towel, take a soft, old t-shirt, wrap it around a small section of your hair and gently press it. This will blot way all the water and make the air-drying time shorter.
Lesser amount of hair products go a long way
Before you begin blow-drying your hair, it is really important to apply a styling mousse or gel and a heat protectant. These will help the blow-dry stay on longer as well as prevent heat damage. But remember, you only need to use a tiny bit of it as too much will end up weighing your hair down.
The direction of the blow-dryer is important
For that really smooth, salon-like blow dry, the direction in which you use the blow-dryer on your hair plays a really vital role. Always move in a downward motion, starting from the roots and moving towards the tip of your hair.
Section your hair for best results
If you have ever gotten your hair blow-dried at the salon, you would have observed that they always divide your strands into sections before the blowout. They do this so that the end result looks super smooth, especially at the root. Divide your hair into four sections and focus the blow-dryer on it properly until it is dry and holds shape.
Choose the right kind of brush
Using just about any brush won’t give you professional, salon-like results. For that, you need to use a hairbrush that is specially designed for blow-outs. A ceramic, barrel brush is perfect for this job. This is because the heat from the dryer helps heat up the ceramic plate, ensuring minimal to no frizz.