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With endless articles circulating our favorite social sites, its easy to get completely overwhelmed with the dos and donts for our favorite techniques! One that comes to mind is blow drying: Do we section? What type of brushes should we use? Do we apply product before or after we blow dry? You seen one article telling you to do it one way and another telling you the opposite, it gets confusing!
When it comes to blow drying, technique is everything because the blow dry is the foundation of what could be an amazing or horrible hair day! We have the tips & techniques to set you up for success so your finish is flawless!
Let's break the blow dry down into 4 parts:
Sectioning will save you time and set you up for success! You might think you are saving time by not sectioning your hair, but how else can you stay in control and know what you have or have not dried already? Take the time to section your hair and not only will your finish look more polished, but you'll shave minutes off your blow dry time.
We recommend that you work with small sections so you have more control of your brush and the airflow of the dryer. Click HERE to learn the best way to section your hair.
2. CHOOSE YOUR LOOK
Different looks require different tools, products and techniques. Whether you want volume or a more textured look, its essential to plan and then execute with the proper set up.
Browse the following techniques to help determine the look you are going for.
3. STYLING TOOLS
After determining the look you want to achieve, it's time to select the best tool(s) for you to create the look.
Blow Dryer: There are a few things to look for when choosing a blow dryer. Is it ionic? Is it lightweight? Does it comes with nozzles and/or a diffuser? Is the heating element ceramic? Click here for help with choosing the perfect blow dryer!
We recommend the Sam Villa Professional Ionic Blow Dryer because it's extremely lightweight (under 1 pound), it has ionic & ceramic properties which will help to lay down fly-aways & frizz and create more shine and finally, the short barrel and ergonomic design makes drying your hair easy on your wrist, shoulder & body.
Brushes: From boar bristle to paddle brushes, every brush creates a different finish. Be sure to pay attention to the brushes being used in the tutorials you are watching so you can get the correct one for the look you have in mind.
Check out this brush guide to help you understand the which brush to use for your hairtype and desired outcome.
Hot Tip: Never put the nozzle directly on the brush, this will suffocate the airflow creating frizz and damage to your hair. It can also melt the brisltes on your brushes!
Product is not an option, it's a necessity! The proper products will provide protection for your hair against heat and other elements, create hold, separation and a number of other factors that affect the hairstyle you are creating. After you choose the hairstyle you want to create, select the product accordingly and do not forget to use it!
How do you know if you are applying your products correctly? Click HERE to find out along with product recommendations for your hair type.
You now have the information you need to achieve a picture perfect blowout. Remember to section your hair, always use product & select the right tool(s) to create your desired hairstyle. We are confident that by following these simple guidelines, you will improve your finishing skills at home!
Have questions? Leave them in the comment box below.