Blow Drying Techniques for Luxurious Locks

There are some blow drying techniques to ensure luxurious locks and your best hair ever.

  • There’s an undeniable allure to a salon-quality blowout. However, replicating this at home might seem daunting. The key lies in understanding the nuances of blow-drying.
  • Always pre-dry hair with a towel before introducing heat. This not only reduces styling time but also preps the hair for the next steps.
  • Attaching a concentrator nozzle to the dryer can significantly reduce frizz. This attachment focuses airflow, ensuring smoother strands.
  • Segmenting hair into distinct sections ensures a more refined finish. Starting from the front, where hair can be most challenging, ensures meticulous styling.
  • The choice of brush can influence the final look. Larger brushes straighten, while smaller ones add waves. A medium-sized brush strikes a balance, offering straightness with volume.
  • Volume is rooted in technique. Lifting hair at the roots while drying can amplify volume, especially at the crown.
  • Concluding the blowout with a cool shot seals the hair cuticle, enhancing shine and reducing frizz. This final touch ensures a salon-like finish, right at home.
A savvy trick for those on the go is to blow-dry in the evening and loosely tie the hair atop the head

For Long Tresses:

  • Achieving a rapid dry for lengthy locks can be simplified by initiating the blow-dry process at the nape, moving in a circular pattern. As heat ascends, this method ensures comprehensive drying of the back section, allowing more time to refine the rest of the hair with styling tools.
  • A savvy trick for those on the go is to blow-dry in the evening and loosely tie the hair atop the head. This overnight bun imparts a naturally tousled look, ensuring graceful movement throughout the day.
  • For a voluminous outcome, experts suggest drying sections into curls and securing them with setting pins. Once cooled, release the curls and gently tousle for a chic appearance. A spritz of light hairspray ensures longevity.

For Shorter Styles:

  • Short hair can sometimes fall flat. To counteract this, segment the hair during the drying process. This technique amplifies volume and lift.
  • For cropped styles, multi-directional drying can enhance body and texture. Depending on the desired outcome, one can either smooth it out for a polished look or add texturizing products for an edgier vibe.
  • Embracing a laid-back texture can elevate shorter hairstyles. This can be achieved with texturizing sprays, combined with finger drying. The key is to guide the hair in the intended direction without relying solely on brushes.
For cropped styles, multi-directional drying can enhance body and texture.

Mastering the Fringe:

  • The root area of the fringe can be tricky due to growth patterns. To combat this, apply a styling product to the damp fringe and dry in the opposite direction of the intended style. This counteraction ensures a flawless curve.
  • Ensuring the roots are flat is crucial. This can be achieved with tension, using brushes or combs. The ends can then be styled as desired, be it with brushes or straighteners.

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants ( She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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