Blow-Dry Straight Hair With out It Falling Flat


Woman with red, voluminous hair

I‘ll be blunt: I suck at blow-drying my limp, super-straight hair. Which appears bizarre, proper?Theoretically, it might be imagined that my slippery-smooth locks could be considerably simpler to handle whereas balancing a spherical brush, hair dryer, and merchandise galore. Alas, they’re not, and extra typically than I might wish to admit, 20 minutes into the ordeal (and it is an ordeal), I discover my brow sweating, biceps throbbing, and lips cursing. Belief me after I say it is not a fairly sight, and the ensuing blowout is often even much less spectacular.

What I do know is that I am lacking some main factors in my method. However what I do not know is how you can repair it. Fortunately, my fantastic job as magnificence editor permits me the flexibility to achieve out to a few of the finest hair stylists within the enterprise in a quest to resolve all of my hair woes. And how you can blow-dry straight hair is on the high of the record. So with that in thoughts, I requested Alysa Tempo from Bomane Salon in Beverly Hills what she recommends for the state of affairs.

Hold studying to learn to blow-dry straight hair, step-by-step.

the prep

Davines Volu Hair Mist
Davines Volu Hair Mist $37.00

1. Initially, Tempo informed us that to blow-dry straight hair, you will want a spherical brush—ideally an extra-large one which’s not less than two inches thick. Why? The larger the comb, the extra quantity you will get. We love the Morroccanoil 55MM Ceramic Thermal Spherical Brush ($28).

2. Subsequent, prep is so simple as making use of a sweeping spritz of Davines Volu Hair Mist ($37) on the roots of your hair after which a light-weight dusting to the mid-shaft and ends.

3. Lastly, seal some last-minute moisture on the dry ends along with your favourite split-end mender or hair oil. We’re a fan of Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil ($34).

The dry

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer $399.00

When you’re searching for salon-worthy quantity at residence, Tempo recommends blowing your hair the other way up. And actually, the remaining is straightforward:

4. “Subsequent, whereas the other way up, I like to recommend tough drying your hair along with your fingers—overlook the comb! Then, as soon as your hair is 90% dry, flip it again up and half all of it the best way again creating two sections, one on either side of your head.”

5. “To complete, take your 2-inch spherical brush and {smooth} your ends again along with your blow-dryer.”

The ending touches

T3 Twirl Convertible Curling Iron With 1.25 Inch Interchangeable Clip Barrel
T3 Twirl Convertible Curling Iron With 1.25 Inch Interchangeable Clip Barrel $195.00

To finish the blowout, and complement straight hair with a little bit of physique and bend, Tempo tells us some strategic curling is essential.

6. “For the of entirety, I like so as to add some curl. Nonetheless, ensure that the hair is totally dry earlier than you carry your curling iron. 9 instances out of 10, it is not dry even once you assume it’s. I like to recommend a one-inch curling iron for styling, and I will usually prep the hair with a dry texturizer.” Group Byrdie is at the moment obsessive about Amika Un.Accomplished Texture Spray ($25).

7. “Subsequent, part the hair off, normally three sections within the again and two on either side. Then begin curling every part, alternating away from the face then towards the face. I at all times begin the curls mid-strand to the underside to make sure the hair retains a whole lot of motion.”

Maintain the curl three seconds longer than you assume it’s best to to make sure they keep intact.


8. Final however not least, gently brush out your curls earlier than setting your blowout with a medium-hold hair spray. Oh, and do not be afraid to be liberal along with your utility. Verb Ghost Hairspray ($18) provides premium maintain with zero grit or stick.


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