How to: the best blow-dry

How to: the best blow-dry

Now, more than ever (given the dreaded CC), women want to cut back on costs without cutting back on quality. Hence the reason we get grilled on a daily basis on how to achieve a salon-sleek blow-dry at home. (It’s the second most popular question we get asked here at bh HQ after how to perfect the smoky eye).
So we nabbed Joh Bailey – who has tended to the tresses of Elle Macpherson, Linda Evangelista, Kylie, Eva Longoria to name but a few – for a quick chinwag on the matter, he is the man with the answers after all. Catch his easy, peasy three-step plan below:

1. Always prepare the hair well, making sure it’s nice and clean, using a shampoo and conditioner that’s suitable for your hair type.

2. Blow-dry off 70 per cent of the wetness with your head upside down, this allows air to get through the hair, creating a nice body. You always need a good hairdryer with a nozzle for truly excellent results.

3. Section off the hair using clips, and using a big round brush that grips the hair well, taking your time, go over each section with the dryer, starting at the nape of the neck, moving forward until you’ve completed all the hair and it looks gorgeous and shiny.

Product picks:

Tresemme Pro Vitamin B5 Healthy Volume Shampoo

Tresemme Pro Vitamin B5 Healthy Volume Conditioner

KMS California Addvolume Blow Dry Lotion

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Nutri-Protect 80Ëš Heat Protection Serum

Tools to try:

Joh Bailey Professional 2000W A.C Ionic Hairdryer

Sunbeam Headlines 1800W Dryer

Lady Jayne Section Clips

Elite Round Brush (bh tip: when blow-drying, always opt for brushes made from natural hair as synthetic bristles can create static when heating, meaning frizz and flyaway’s: not a good look.)

VS Sassoon Ion Shine Round Brush

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