Blow Dry Curly Hair

How to Blow Dry Curly Hair at Home

Having curly hair makes life a bit difficult because achieving a shiny blowout without frizz seems like a hard job. Because curly hair comes with frizz and you can’t avoid frizz without using too many expensive products. If you have curly hair and you are also facing this problem then this article is going to help you. You don’t need to be disappointed because we are going to share a detailed tutorial How to blow dry curly hair achieve salon-grade at home if you have curly hair. You can dry and style your curls beautifully by following these simple steps and the tips we are going to mention.

Things you Need to Blow Dry Curly Hair

You have been drying your curly hair with your old blow dryer without using extra hair care products therefore you had failed to achieve salon-grade blowout. You would need to grab some hairstyling tools and hair care products that are easily available.

Blow Dryer

When choosing a blow dryer for your curly hair, a random hair dryer can’t do a perfect job. You need a blow dryer that is engineered for your curly hair featuring ceramic or tourmaline technology. Ceramic or tourmaline technology helps to dry and style your curly hair without frizz and heat damage. Therefore make sure you have the right blow dryer that suits your hair type.

Diffuser Attachment

You have been blow drying your hair without knowing the significant importance of using a diffuser attachment. But I promise that a diffuser attachment is specially designed to dry your curly hair smoothly. The diffuser attachment works to add more volume and define the shape of your beautiful curls. So make sure you choose a blow dryer that comes with a diffuser attachment or you can buy it separately.

Leave-in conditioner

After shampooing your curly hair you should not skip applying a leave-in conditioner to keep your curls defined and smooth. If your curls are on the dry side then this hair care product would help to moisturize them by keeping hydrated.

Heat Protectant

When going to blow dry your curly hair it is necessary to apply a heat protectant spray/gel or mousse to protect your curls from extreme heat damage. The heat protectant material also helps to keep your curls stay longer.

Finishing Spray/Serum

When you will finish styling your curls you need to keep your curls defined and smooth, so, use a hair setting spray or serum to make it happen. It maintains your hairstyle and makes it long-lasting.

How to Blow Dry Curly Hair

Once you have all your styling tools and hair care products you are ready to dry and style your curly hair. Follow these simple steps to achieve salon-grade curly blowout.

Step-1 (Cleaning and Conditioning)

Wash your hair with a shampoo that is formulated for curly hair. Curly hair is more prone to frizz therefore the shampoo formulated for curly hair reduces frizz. Use the conditioner to moisturize your curls and rinse with warm to cold water.

Step-2 (Towel Drying)

After washing your hair, a towel dries it but avoid rubbing your hair with a towel. Squeeze the excess amount of water and cover your head with a microfiber towel or a t-shirt. Towel dry your hair up to 50% then go to blow dry.

Step-3 (Moisturize Hair Deeply)

Once you have damp hair that is not dripping water it’s time to moisturize your hair with a leave-in conditioner or a mousse. Take a handful of conditioning mousse and apply it to hair strands. Also, scrunch the hair ends to avoid frizz.  It helps to define your curls and fight frizz making your hair smooth and shiny. This step protects your hair from extreme heat damage and the radiations emitted by the blow dryer.

Step-4 (Dry Curls with Diffuser)

Attach your diffuser attachment onto your blow-dryer before you start blow-drying your curls. Set your blow dryer on a low to medium temperature and start diffusing your hair roots by flipping your head over. Move your diffuser in circular motions to add more volume and lift in your curls. To avoid your hair ends from getting frizzy make sure to keep your ends out of the diffuser. Repeat this process in small, manageable sections and dry your hair up to 80% with this method.

Step-6 (Fix Your Hairstyle)

After finishing your hair drying process you need to apply some hair setting spray to keep your curls last longer. A hair setting spray or serum gives a nice shiny finishing to your hair and keeps your curls stay in place.

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