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Best Secrets To An Easy Blow Dry

Introduction To Best Secrets To Easy Blow Dry

Vidal Sassoon Blow Dryer Vidal Sassoon Blow Dryer

Have you ever wondered what are the best secrets to an easy blow dry?

This blog has some of the best secrets to an easy blow dry shared by those in the know in the hair world.

The best secrets to easy blow dry sessions are listed below:

1.  Avoid crispy scorched hair by positioning your blow dryer at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches away from your tresses.

2.  Never concentrate air flow on just one area of your hair.

3.  To guarantee the least amount of heat damage to your strands, use the slowest and coolest setting on the blow dryer.  Remember the cooler and slower the air flow, the least amount of damage to your tresses.

4.  To minimize strand damage, soak your blow drying brush in cool, clean water for up to two hours before blow drying.  Soaking the brush will keep the bristles soft and pliable.

5.  Directing the blow dryer air flow down the hair shaft from the roots to the ends will automatically smooth the cuticle and create instant shine.

6.  Remember hot air helps create the style while cool air sets and locks in the hairstyle.

7.  Rubber brushes naturally create friction and static.  For a smooth, silky look always finish with a wooden brush.

8.  Always prep hair with either a top notch thermal protection product or a leave-in conditioner with special heat protection properties.

Kent Wooden Round Brush Kent Wooden Round Brush

9.  To create lush volume use your fingertips to lift individual sections of hair at the roots and direct air up the shaft  from the ends to the roots to create volume.

10.  Keep hands off curls to prevent frizz and fuzziness.

11.  Use a diffuser for perfect spirals.

12.  Switch to a concentrator or nozzle for straight strands.

13.  The higher your dryer's wattage the stronger it's drying power.

14.  To achieve the very best secrets to an easy blow dry always combine the best blow dryer with the best brush.

Best Brushes - Best Secrets To An Easy Blow Dry

A list of the best brushes which are part of the best secrets to an easy blow dry are listed below:

- A vent brush offers wide set bristles which loosen up strands and offer optimal volume.  Great for short to chin length fine, thin hair.

- An oval mixed bristle rubber based brush (boar/synthetic) should not be used with a blow dryer since the rubber will melt.   It's great for final styling on hair already dried.  It distributes oils, adds shine and keeps strands silky and smooth.

Conair Vent Brush Conair Vent Brush

- A 100% boar bristle round brush is great for straightening medium to thick naturally textured hair.  Bristles grab hair without making hair pin straight or stiff.  Requires practice to perfect the styling process.

- Round mixed bristle (boar/synthetic) brush with ceramic barrel or ionic and/or thermal is great for adding lush volume from roots to ends.  Doesn't fry strands.  Care must be taken to prevent getting brush tangled in strands.  Not ideal for short hair.

- Paddle brushes with 100% boar bristle brushes are ideal for achieving stick straight strands for long or very long hair which is medium to thick.

Remember that smaller brushes create tighter coils while larger brushes create large looser curls.

Best Blow Drying Products - Best Secrets To An Easy Blow Dry

A list of the best blow drying products which are part of the best secrets to an easy blow dry are listed below:

1.  A defrisant will help to prevent frizz and will help add sleekness, smoothness and straight strands. {{asin=B000M8ZHA8,text=Phytodefrisant}} is considered one of the best defrisant products on the market.

2.  Root volumizing products are available as sprays, mousse, gel and lotions.  Two noteworthy volume building products which work in conjunction with blow dryers include PhytoVolume Mousse and {{asin=B0014KQSE2,text=Keratase Mousse Volumactive Amplifying Perfecting Mousse}} for Fine, Vulnerable Hair.

Phyto9 Leave-in Conditioner Phyto9 Leave-in Conditioner

Both products provide volume with strength and substance.  PhytoVolume Actif spray has been a favorite volumizer of Britney Spears.  None of the products listed will make hair stiff or sticky, but will provide movement and flow.

3.  Heat protection products are available in every type of delivery system from sprays, creams and gels.  Heat protection products can be applied alone or as part of a styling cocktail combined with leave-in conditioners or mousses.

4. Styling creams can be utilized to create, refine, sculpt and/or finish texture.  Curl creams assist with the formation of ringlets or loose curls.

5.  Finishing sprays such as hair sprays and/or shine sprays which provide the ultimate finish.

6.  Shine serums delivered as creams, sprays or drops.  Shine products seal in moisture and block the formation of frizz.


There are many best secrets to an easy blow dry which include utilizing the best features of any blow dryer, working with the proper brushes and taking advantage of any blow dryer styling products.

Once you have developed the proper combination of styling products, brushes and a blow dryer you are well on your way to achieving a great blow out.

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