There’s nothing better than that super sleek or perfectly bouncy blow-dry feel when you step out Hair By The Collective. As much as we love seeing our clients, it’s such a luxury to go to the salon every few days and pay for someone to wash and expertly blow-dry your hair. Unfortunately, not everyone has a money tree. But, recreating a perfect blow-dry at home is actually pretty easy. With a little hairdresser guidance and a little practice, you’ll learn to achieve that ‘just stepped out of a salon’ feel every time you blow-dry your hair.
PRE-TREAT DRY HAIR WITH A NOURISHING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Before attempting a home blow-dry, always make sure you pre-treat hair with a hydrating and nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Exposure to high heat can leave your strands looking stressed and feeling parched, and if your hair is already dry or damaged you’ll struggle to get that shiny, healthy looking finish. After a gentle cleanse and nourishment, your hair is left feeling soft and light, ready for the next step.
ALWAYS USE A HEAT-PROTECTOR
It’s so important to keep your hair protected from all that heat, so a styling protection spray is a must. Davines’s Melu Hair Shield is an amazing protective spray with a vitamin infused formula, which adds amazing shine to your hair. It’s ideal for protecting all types of hair from stress caused by a blow dryer. The Melu Hair Shield also controls frizz, builds body – without weighing it down, and provides a longer-lasting hairstyle.
TAME FLYAWAYS AND FRIZZ WITH A HAIR OIL
If your hair is fine, flies away, dry or frizzy you’ll want to reach for a hair oil both before and after your blow-dry to make your hair more manageable and give it that gorgeous glossy shine.
Apply one pump or more of Davines’s Oi Oil, depending on how in need your hair is and work through the lengths and ends while it’s still damp. When you’ve finished drying your hair, use just a small amount and smooth over the ends and frizzy areas.
BOOST VOLUME WITH A THICKENING MOUSSE
For those ladies out there after a bit of extra volume and oomph, a beautifully weightless styling mousse will create volume lasting all day. Apply evenly to towel-dried hair and blow-dry through using tension with your brush.
SAVE TIME BY LETTING IT AIR DRY
Don’t go in hairdryer blazing straight after you’ve washed your hair. Wait for a while and let it air dry – this will reduce the amount of heat exposure and generally save you time and effort. Section your hair into two and depending on how thick it is, leave it until it’s about 70% dry before picking up your hairdryer. If you’re short on time, simply towel dry your hair. Thinner hair tends to drop and loose height quickly as it dries, so blow-dry your roots first to keep the volume.
GIVE YOUR ROOTS EXTRA LIFT AT THE CROWN
To stop your hair from falling flat and achieve that big, bouncy blow-dry you need to create height at the crown. Do this by keeping the brush as close to the roots as possible and following it with the hairdryer, pull the hair upwards. Make sure you use small sections and thoroughly dry every section from the roots to the ends.
AVOID STRONG HOLD HAIRSPRAY
Keep any strong hold hairspray to a minimum, as this will reduce the feeling of your hair needing a wash so soon after your blow-dry. A medium to light hold hairspray will keep your hair feeling soft and should brush straight out.
TRY NEW HAIR TOOLS
Investing in a quality blow dryer is a complete game-changer when it comes to blow-drying your hair at home. We suggest the 3800 Eco Friendly Ionic & Ceramic Hair Dryer by Parlux. The new Parlux 3800 recyclable dryer has been designed with a patented silencer to reduce noise, a light but strong 2100watt motor, and more airflow. With 6 speed and heat settings it is perfect for all hair types whilst saving energy. The ceramic and ionic technology leaves hair feeling soft, shiny and free of frizz. In addition, all components and packaging use recyclable non-toxic materials, making it easier on your hands and wrists for better manipulation.