Blow drying my hair can be such a chore, especially when I have been to the gym and have really achy arms. Not fun. But on the rare occasion that I blow dry my hair, there are a few essential products that I always reach for. Without these, I would be blow drying my hair to look like a lion’s mane…
So after washing my hair, the first thing I will do is try to towel dry it as much as I can. The worst thing you can do is rub your hair with a towel as that is actually really damaging. I just try to pat it as much as I can to get most of the excess water out. I then give it a quick brush with my Tangle Angel* and spritz on some of the Aussie Take The Heat Lightweight Conditioner and brush it through. This lightweight spray protects my hair against heat damage and also makes my hair smell amazing. What Aussie product doesn’t?! If you are blow drying/straightening your hair on a daily basis, you need this product in your life!
When I blow dry my hair I always use this funny nozzle (nice terminology there) as I find it makes it much easier in getting your hair to look sleek. It means I can tame some of my baby hair around the top of my face and get roots of my hair drying the right way. So before I blow dry the ends I point the hairdryer downwards and try to get rid of some of the top frizzy bits. I know this might not work for everyone as it can make your hair a little flat. But it works for me as my hair is thick and it is usually the only way I can tame all the frizz.
Once the majority of my roots are dry-ish, I can then move onto the ends. So before I start styling them, I run some of the Neal & Wolf Smoothing Blow Dry Balm through the ends with my fingers. This product so great for blow drys (as the name would suggest). Without it, I would be left with a frizzy, untamed afro! You only need to use a little of this product and run it through the ends of your hair. If you use too much you risk being left with greasy feeling hair.
I then move on to blow dry the ends with a round brush. I have recently acquired a new round brush and I’m loving it! Such a step up from my old one. It is the Tangle Angel Shine Angel Brush*. With both v-bristles and nylon bristles, it helps grasp every hair and makes sure you smooth each one. It is also heat resistant, making it perfect to blow dry your hair with.
It is really important at this stage to have your hair sectioned up so you can easily blow dry each part. This is where the nifty hair pick stored at the bottom of the brush comes in handy. You can use this to section up even amounts of your hair ready to blow dry.
Using the flat nozzle on the hair dryer, I wrap my hair around the Tangle Angel Shine Angel Brush and blow dry down. This helps to set the curls in place and give lots of volume! As the brush is quite big, the curls are very loose and wavier, but I like this for an everyday look.
Do you blow dry your hair like this?
* I was kindly gifted these products, but all thoughts are 100% my own.