Blow drying may seem like a cakewalk when you get it done at the salon, but if you’ve tried giving yourself one at home, you’d know that it’s nothing less than a gruelling task. Plus, every time I blow-dried my hair at home, it somehow always ended up looking really frizzy in just a few minutes. And sadly, the effect never lasted long enough *sobs*.
But after doing a bit of research and going through a fair share of trial and error, I am now almost always able to prevent my tresses from turning frizzy after a blow-dry. Want to find out how I do it? Well, simply follow these five golden at-home blow-drying tips to make your hair look super sleek and perfect…
- 01. Always use a heat-protectant
- 02. Prep with a leave-in conditioner
- 03.Use a good quality hairdryer
- 04. Blow dry in the direction of hair growth
- 05. Invest in a finishing product
01. Always use a heat-protectant
Never skip using a heat protectant spray on your tresses before going in with a heat styling tool. Formulated with silicones and various moisturising ingredients, a heat protectant spray coats your hair in moisture to prevent loss of hydration and elasticity. This, in turn, prevents your mane from turning frizzy.
BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray
02. Prep with a leave-in conditioner
If you’re already prone to dry and frizzy strands, then using a leave-in conditioner before blow-drying your hair will make a huge difference. Leave in conditioners seal in moisture from your conditioner, and smooth out any frizz. This will also make your hair stay put, making it appear a lot more smooth and silky post-blow-drying.
BB picks: TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner and Split End Mender
03.Use a good quality hairdryer
A lot of us tend to invest in cheap, low-quality hairstyling tools, especially if we’re just getting the hang of it. But doing so damages your tresses and also never gives you the desired effect. Using a good quality hairdryer is half the battle won when it comes to reducing post-blow dry frizz. Plus, your hair will also thank you for this investment in the long run.
04. Blow dry in the direction of hair growth
Do you tend to flip your hair over to ensure that they dry faster? Sorry to break it to you, but this is probably why your mane turns frizzy. To achieve a frizz-free, salon-style blow-dry at home, always blow-dry in the direction your hair grows out of your scalp. Which means that you need to keep your hairdryer on top of the brush in such a way that the air is moving downwards. When the air is moving upwards, the heat from the air opens up the cuticles and makes your hair appear frizzy.
05. Invest in a finishing product
If your hair tends to get super frizzy a couple of hours after your blow-dry, invest in a lightweight hair wax or pomade. It helps tame the frizz and pesky baby hair to give you a super sleek finish.
BB picks: Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray
Written by Urvi Dalal on Dec 16, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!