How To Blow Dry Hair Straight

Having silky, smooth straight hair with volume is no longer a fantasy for girls with curly or wavy hair. You just need good tips, the right products and the best equipment to achieve the latest blow dry styles.

It’s always important to protect your hair, especially when using heat so first you have to start applying any heat- protection product of your choice. Remember, too much product is the enemy of any hairstyle. If you have bangs avoid using any mousses or sprays near the hairline, this is to avoid a greasy buildup that won’t let your hair have volume and form.

Start blow drying your hair just using your hands, you can get 80% moisture out of your hair without using a brush. By starting without a brush you will inflict less damage and pulling in the long run and also you would be saving time and energy because your hair won’t hold a style until it’s almost dry. If you’re not in a rush you can just let your hair air dry 80% percent of the way before starting.

Instead of starting at the bottom, start with your top and front pieces focusing your energy on them because this is what people sees first. Starting at the bottom is a common mistake, if you do it that way your arms would be tired when you get to the front. Use a small round brush, rolling it up and back from your hairline, keep the nozzle of the dryer as close as possible to your hair without touching it. As you dry each section secure the pieces in place in a loose curl with an alligator clip. This is to keep volume on the roots and separate it from the still wet hair. There are some good recommendations for the best round brush here.

For the rest of the hair use a brush with a quarter-sized barrel, after drying each piece keep pinning them in place in a loose curl with the clips.

With your blow out complete and the curls unpinned, put some shine spray in your hands and run your fingers through your hair while pushing up to build bounce. Most of the time people use sprays too close to the scalp and the product doesn’t apply properly to all areas, using your fingers is a better and easier option. We recommend Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Firm Finishing Spray. If your ends are a little fuzzy you can add a bit of smoothing cream.

If your hair has too much volume try re-drying the top sections of your hair with the blow dryer set to a higher heat setting. 

If your volume is not enough, use some steam rollers on the pieces that were pin-curled for 5 to 10 minutes. Try using the Caruso Professional ProSet Steam Hairsetter. We recommend using Moroccanoil Oil Treatment in the ends.

Make your blow out last longer by doing a braid or a loose topknot before going to bed. Use a scrunchie to avoid waking up with ridges and keep close a dry shampoo to absorb oil and sweat.
Remember, for a good result is very important to follow the right tips and use the best equipment available to you, and for more blow drying tips has a lot of useful information.