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.
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.
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.