Blow drying hair on your own is not as daunting a task as it seems. All you need is a hair dryer that is comfortable to use and includes flexible settings for a quick, frizz-free finish. There are tons of dryers out there with promising technologies that can help you ace the blowout. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled a list of mind-blowing hair dryers. Oh and if you are a beginner, don’t worry, you’ve got this.
How To Use Hair Dryer
Who says you have to schlep to the salon every time you wish to blow dry your hair? You can do it at home, listening to your playlist and at a pace you are comfortable with. Ahead, steps on how to blow dry hair:
Step 1: Heat Protectant Comes First
It’s essential to first protect your strands from the heat before you begin with the styling process. On damp hair, evenly spray a heat protectant like the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray. Steer clear from the roots.
Step 2: Section And Clip
Use a detangling comb, such as the Panache Detangling Comb to ensure zero knots for the steps ahead. Now, part your hair into two even sections. Then, starting from the bottom, further split your hair into smaller sections and clip them. Doing so will keep make it easier to manage your hair as you blow dry.
Step 3: Unclip And Blow Dry
Unclip one of the bottom sections. Now holding that section, as you move your Ikonic Professional Blow Dry Brush towards the ends, blow-dry near the roots and gradually along the length to the tips. If you want those nice little curls, twist your hair with the brush as you near the ends. Repeat until the section in focus is completely dry.
Step 4: Repeat For All Sections
Bit by bit, unclip or release every section, working your way towards the top and similarly blow dry each of them until dry.
Step 5: Refine
For that glossy and bouncy blowout finish, spritz Wella Professionals EIMI Sugar Lift Spray For Voluminous Texture evenly through your hair.
Ahead, the best women’s hair dryers organized by price range.
Tips For A Good Blowout
- The dryer your hair, the less heat it will be subjected to which is good. So, lightly towel dry your hair before you reach out to the blow dryer. On that note, keep your hair away from the frizz causing terry cloth towel or even cotton towel (yes, you read that right.) Invest in a microfiber towel which is super absorbent and gentler on the strands.
- If you are out of heat protectant, skip the blow dry. Period. This is how diligent you should be about using the heat protectant spray. Think of it as a shield that saves your strands from styling induced damage.
- Avoid getting too bold and removing the nozzle (the concentrator attachment at the front) from the hairdryer while blow drying hair. The nozzle helps direct the airflow onto the hair you’re working on, rather than dispersing it all over the place and resulting in frizz.
- If you want to tune up the volume, turn your head upside down and blow dry your hair. Another alternative which doesn’t involve aerobics is to opt for a volumizing spray like the BBLUNT Blown Away, Volumizing Leave-In Spray.
FAQs On Best Blow Dryers
1. Suggest hair dryer for straight hair and hair dryer for curly hair.
- Hair dryer for straight hair
2. Can I use hair serum before blow drying?
Yes. In fact there are many heat protectant hair serums that do the job of sealing moisture and acting as protective barrier between your hair and the blow dryer. After shower, you can apply serum evenly on damp hair and then reach out for the hair dryer.
3. Are expensive hair dryers worth it?
All hair dryers essentially do the same job of drying hair and helping you style it. However, expensive hair dryers are usually equipped with better and efficient technologies which means faster speed, better results and lesser time and damage. For example, good blow dryers come with overheating protection to prevent your hair from avoidable damage.