5 Blow-Dry Steps You Should Never Skip

5 Blow-Dry Steps You Should Never Skip

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    You probably blow-dry your hair a couple of times a week, but, to be honest, how many times do the results fall flat (just intended)? Blow-drying your hair is much like attempting a creme brulee – too much heat too fast and you end up with a burnt mess. That’s why we topped hair stylists Nick Latham and Sean Nother – aka The hair bros – which can be found in the Knightsbridge Outpost of Hershonsons in Harvey Nichols for their simple techniques to beef fine hair and wean you from other hot tools. (Yes, even the best hair straighteners can not do the job of a great hair dryer.) Your hair will thank you …

    First step – do the preparing

    Brush wet hair with a mason brush.

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    Using the right product for blow-dry will also save your ends from breakage and make the volume last longer. Remember to always use heat protection.

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    And choose root-boosting sprays because they are lightweight and will not leave behind a sticky residue.

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    Step two – coarse-dry hair

    Ordinary-dry strands with a Sir dryer Until it is 90% dry. Then you can start sections and styling it. This will reduce your blow-dry time and means that you should only go over each section once or twice with a brush. Another bonus? You use less heat on each section so hair will not fall flat or get annoying flyways.

    Step Three – Blow-dry in sections

    Always blow your hair from the front to the back, starting with the hairline and crown as they are the most visible. Do this the other way around and when you get to the front section, it will be dry and harder to smooth down.

    Step four – Blow-dry in the opposite direction

    Sweep your hair forward, brushing down the hair shaft to smooth the cuticles. Bend strands around a large round brush as you take the heat through the ends. Repeat over the lower layers and comb your hair back. By blow-drying your roots in the opposite direction you give them extra volume.

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    Step 5: Use your ears to create waves

    Finally, part your hair as usual and tuck it behind your ears. Better yet, do this when your hair is still warm. Your ears are the perfect height to give you the same face-framing kinks you see on the red carpet.

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