You probably wonder how your stylist gets your hair so bouncy and shiny after a blow dry and why you can’t get the same look at home. The answer is that your stylist uses a blow dryer the right way and takes full advantage of all those crazy-looking attachments. Here are some tips on how you can achieve that fresh-from-the-salon look at home:
How to Use the Blow Dryer Properly
Your blow dryer can serve purposes other than just drying your hair. Used properly, a hair dryer can create anything from smooth, sleek looks to beautiful bouncing curls. The rule of thumb when using a blow dryer is to make sure you are using the proper dryer. Here’s a tip: A dryer of 1875 watts is great because it will dry your hair fast, which will cut down on the time your precious strands are exposed to heat damage. Next, you want to get a blow dryer with a great motor that can withstand the test of time. We like the Bespoke Labs T3 Tourmaline Featherweight Blow Dryer.
How to Use Blow Dryer Attachments Properly
Attachments are key in achieving your ideal style from your blow dryer. There are three common blow dryer attachments: a diffuser, a comb pik, and a nozzle attachment.
Blow Dryer Attachment #1: Diffuser
The diffuser is a great attachment for anyone with curly locks. This attachment will give your curls that brilliant bounce you’ve been dreaming of, as well as the voluminous hair you’ve been aching for. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your diffuser:
Strap the diffuser onto the end of your dryer nozzle.
Scoop sections of your hair into the bell-shaped nozzle and blow dry until 75% dry.
Work your way through the sections of hair, making sure to keep the blow dryer or hair moving at all times in order to prevent heat damage.
Blow Dryer Attachment #2: Nozzle
For the ladies who just want silkier, smooth, and frizz-free hair, you can also use the nozzle attachment to get this look. The FHI Nano Salon Pro 2000 Blow Dryer comes complete with a diffuser and nozzle. Along with the nozzle attachment, you’ll want to use a round brush to dry your hair. Using these two tools in conjunction with each other and by pointing the nozzle down your hair shaft, you should be able to get a salon worthy look with your own two hands (and the help of your dryer attachments).
Blow Dryer Attachment #3: Comb Pik
The comb pik attachment is a fabulous invention that overly curly headed gals never thought existed. If you want straight strands and you have excessively curly hair, use this pik attachment while you blow dry to help you in achieving the straight and smooth hair you want. The Solano Willie Morrow Blow Dry Nozzle is one attachment to try. Use this attachment in lieu of just the blow-dryer and a brush. (You will have to follow up with a flat iron, but the comb pik just makes it all the more simple for you).
Now that we’ve shared the stylists’ salon secrets with you, you’ll no longer have to pay anybody else for the gorgeous hair you’ve been wanting!
Article Written By: Kristle Jones; Kristle has over 5 years experience in the beauty industry, ranging from makeup to hair and everything in between. She is the author of 101 Bridal Beauty Tips, which you can find here.