technique to blowdrying?

on Oct 20, 2009 @ 03:56 pm

hey ladies,

This may sound like a very silly question, but ..... how do you blow dry your hair? I LOVE my new haircut and how it looks when the hairstylist blowdrys it, but at home I just can't recreate that look!! I tried ironing it but then it just looks flat, and my version of blowdrying (flip my head and hold the dryer until the hair dries) i don't think cuts it.

Do you have any techniques on how to do this?

any and all help is much appreciated!! :-)

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Dessiree Barnes
My technique on Oct 20, 2009 @ 09:57 pm

I use that brush (or the smaller size if I want my hair with less volume) while I blow dry. I pull the roots straight up on the top and dryer them straight on then I just brush through my hair from underneath and blow dry at the same time in an upward motion.

If your stylish used any product, you'll want to ask what it was and get it or something similar. Product is usually what gives your hair that certain look (volume, shine, hold, etc).

not a silly question! on Oct 21, 2009 @ 11:41 am

I have the exact same problem! However, I have to wonder if the reason I don't get her results is because I'm too cheap to buy the right equipment :/ Oh well, Christmas is coming up!

my own head on Oct 21, 2009 @ 04:52 pm

The reason I never get the same results at home vs. the salon is that its my own head. Its easy to blow dry a style when the head is attached to someone else. Its all awkward and discombobulating to twist your arms this way and that. Some times I feel like a contortionist and wish I could have a 3rd arm/hand: 1 for the blow dryer, 1 for the brush, and 1 to prepare the next chunk of hair. Also, when its your own head you have to rely on a mirror and the backwardness of a mirror just throws me all off.

In any event, I use a curling brush w/ a metal plate from which the bristles emanate. The metal part distributes heat to all portions of the hair touching the brush, not just the hair that's in direct blast from the blow dryer. The sides of my head are no sweat. Its the back that gives me fits!!

different with different hair lengths... on Oct 25, 2009 @ 10:43 am

Do you have medium to long hair? or do you have a shorter/above shoulder length style?

If you have longish hair and are looking for a quick dry with some volume, I would try leaning forward so your hair is falling upside down and blow dry from the bottom to upwards. When the hair is almost dry, flip back up and finish from each side. It gives a lot of volume to hair and is really easy peasy.

Now for shorter length hair I would go with the curling brush with the metal plate. its easier to use when the hair is short and doesn't get tangled and has an amazing result.

Let me know what works for you I'm always interested in new techniques!

Blow-drying hair on Oct 27, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

Here's a good tip on blow drying hair, here's the link.>1=32002

I'm kind of a cheater... on Oct 28, 2009 @ 09:08 pm

I have curly hair (bet you never guessed that from my name huh? lol) so I blow dry it straight very rarely because its too time consuming for me, but I made up my own little trick and am very happy with the results.

What I do it use a big round brush and a hair dryer with the concentrator attachment thingy. I spend a lot of time blow drying the top layers, and then use the diffuser attachment to roughly dry the bottom layers. Then I use my flat iron to straighten the bottom layers. It works really well! I get the volume I want on top, the straightness on the bottom AND it takes SO much less time than struggling to perfect each layer when the bottom ones are less viable anyway.

Also a couple of tricks I have picked up from others: Take the chunks of hair from directly on top of your head on either side of your natural part and dry them straight forwards (towards your face) or straight up. This gives them an extra boost of volume.

And lastly, the best trick I have learned from Nick on What Not to Wear ha ha which works really well is to blow dry with heat first and then quickly go back over it with the cold setting. The cool air helps to set your style.

Hope this helps! :)

nice tips!! on Oct 31, 2009 @ 11:57 am

thanks guys :) i'm going to go home and try it out ..... I do the blow dry hot and set with cold thing too, but it doesn't give the silky feathers that my hair dresser does. hmm maybe i'm going to go and ask her myself. If i do, i will for sure post back with whatever tips she gives me!

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