A blow dryer can be used in different ways to dry and style your hair quickly. You prefer a salon to get your hair styled perfectly because you don’t want to invest in expensive hair styling tools like hair straighteners or curlers. But in this article, you will style your hair professionally without using any expensive styling tool. You only need a blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle attachment and all. In this article, we are going to teach you how to straighten your hair with a blow dryer. Therefore the only hot tool we will use is a blow dryer and that will provide you with salon-quality styled hair at home. Let’s begin the tutorial on how to straighten your hair with a blow dryer??
Things You Need to Straighten Your Hair With a Blow Dryer
- A hair comb or round brush
You need to detangle your hair before styling that can be done easily with a wide-tooth comb. After that you need to pull your hair and blow dry to straighten it, at that time you will need a round brush.
- Leave-in conditioner
When it comes to straightening your hair, a leave-in conditioner is most important to weigh down your hair strands. Therefore a leave-in condition cream/gel or spray would help to make and keep your hair straight.
- Heat protectant
You are going to use a blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle, which means enhanced and hot airflow. To protect your hair from extreme heat damage you need to use a heat protectant spray or cream. It locks in the moisture and protects your hair from getting burnt.
- A hair dryer with the concentrator nozzle
You will learn how to straighten your hair with a blow dryer therefore you must have a blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle attachment. A concentrator attachment ensures a focused and powerful airflow to style hair conveniently.
- A hair setting spray(optional)
After finishing the hair straightening process you need to lock in the style for the day long. A hair setting spray helps to maintain your style and locks it to make it long-lasting and durable.
How to Straighten Your Hair with a Blow Dryer
Step-1(Wash and Condition)
Wash your hair with regular shampoo and rinse it with normal water. The key is to brush the hair in a downward direction while rinsing with water. It makes your hair straight and adds some extra shine and length element. Apply a deep conditioner on the hair strands to make your hair shiny and smooth. Leave it on the hair for several minutes and rinse with normal water. Conditioner removes the knots and makes your hair straight naturally.
Step-2(Detangle and Towel Dry)
You cannot expose your water-dripping hair to hot air as it tends to fry your hair. Squeeze an extra amount of water and wrap your hair into a microfiber towel. Let it towel dry up to 60-70% and then detangle your hair using a wide-tooth comb. Comb or brush your hair and make it smooth and tangle-free.
Step-3(Prep Your Hair)
Prep your hair before you start blow-drying and styling your hair. Prepping is the most important step to achieve salon-grade blowout. You can use a leave-in conditioner to make your hair smooth and shiny. The leave-in conditioning cream weighs down the hair strands and helps to straighten hair naturally. Prep your hair with a heat protectant spray to protect it from extreme heat damage.
Brush your hair and divide it into several sections using a styling comb. Secure each section with clippers or pins. You can make four sections, two for the back and two for the front head. If you have thick hair then you can go with several hair sections.
Step-5(Straight Hair Using a Blow Dryer)
Grab your blow dryer and pop the concentrator nozzle attachment. Set the blow dryer at a high-temperature level and fast airflow speed. You are all set to straighten your hair using the blow dryer.
Take a section and direct the airflow to the brush while brushing your hair section down Use your brush and start pulling your hair and straighten out it slowly. Move the dryer and the brush simultaneously to dry and straight your hair. The key to straightening hair is all about creating tension as it straights your hair effectively.
Repeat the process to dry and straight a section completely. Avoid burning your hair by letting the dryer directly touch the hair. When one section is dried and straighten completely then move on to the next section.
Step-6(Maintain the Style)
Once you are done with all sections set the dryer on the cool shot option and lock in the style. The cold shot button maintains your hairstyle and keeps it in place. You can finish with setting spray to make your hairstyle long-lasting.