The humble blow-dryer is often under-appreciated but when used correctly, it
can help transform your hair. To help celebrate National Blow-Dry Day, which
falls on Monday 28th July 2014, we’ve spoken to hairdressing chain Francesco to
get some tips and advice to help you make the most of your blow-dry!
Anya Dellicompagni, Director of Hairdressing, Francesco Group shares some of
her wisdom with us below:
Make sure you are using the right brush to achieve your desired look. Paddle
brushes are great for achieving a super smooth and sleek blow-dry, whilst a
round barrel brush is essential for achieving a big bouncy blow-dry.
Know your hair type and which products to choose that suit it. Ladies with
thin hair need to stay away from heavy products which will weigh the hair down,
so try choosing lightweight products instead.
My must have blow-drying product is the Wella SP Luxe Oil, it’s lightweight
enough to use on thin hair and it leaves hair feeling soft, shiny and nourished.
It also helps to smooth out frizz and tame fly away hairs.
A heat protection spray is essential when using any heat styling tools and
always use a nozzle on the hairdryer, this is a common mistake that so many
women make. Using a nozzle helps to direct the heat which helps to prevent heat
damage. Once hair is 90% dry, change the hair dryers heat setting to cool,
giving the hair a cool blast of air and following through with a brush will
prevent frizz and static.
Always comb the hair through with a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush
before blow-drying to get rid of any knots or tangles, it’s easier to get rid of
them when the hair is wet than it is when the hair is dry. Never use a normal
hair brush on wet hair as this can cause the hair to break.
For a big bouncy blow-dry first set the hair in rollers, to create a fuller
style with extra volume. Once complete remove the rollers and use a hairdryer to
create extra lift at the roots pulling the hair forward and aiming the nozzle at
the roots before using a round brush to smooth the hair back away from the face.
This creates a smooth style with height and a great shine to finish.Also read