Elchim 3800 Blowdryer, starting at $78.00
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At Home Blowdry
I run into people who suffer from poor hair care routines all the time. But even though many of us don't really give a second thought to what we dry our hair with, it really is an important part of your hair care routine. Believe it or not, a good blow dryer does matter. For those with frizz concerns it all starts here.
Product: Aveda Volumizing Tonic
Spray on damp hair, focusing on roots. Rough dry with a blow dryer, lifting sections of hair and spraying volumizing tonic™ near the scalp. Use a round brush or Velcro rollers to further enhance volume. Works on all lengths of hair, including when styling short hair.
TIPS AND TRICKS
When blow-drying hair, lift hair in sections and point the nozzle of the dryer at roots. Tip head upside down and massage roots with fingers as you dry.
For extra body, apply Aveda volumizing tonic at roots and Phomollient styling foam™ to mid-lengths and ends, then style.
A lot of women start their blow-out in the back of the head, but I recommend you start at the front. That’s the area you see first and really want to smooth while it’s still wet and you have more control. Once you’ve gotten the top partly completely dry, pop in two Velcro rollers—it’ll add body while your hair cools and sets.
Next blow-dry the sides, clip up all hair but a 2-inch section. Hold a round brush under it and the dryer right above. Pull both tools upward simultaneously; twirl the brush at the ends to curl. Repeat until that part is dry and smooth. Unclip hair and section out another 2-in and repeat.
Each type of blow dryer attachment provides a unique, useful function allowing your to create various hairstyles and textures.
Perfect for those with wavy or curly hair. Diffusers reduce the intensity of the airflow for more gentle blow-outs and reduced frizz. The prongs on the diffuser can be used to lift the hair to help preserve the hair’s natural curl pattern and build body and volume. Some have soft prongs, which allow you to message your scalp while drying your hair.
How to Use
Begin by scooping your hair into the diffuser and holding it in position, with NO circular movements (this will cause frizz). Always use a low heat/speed setting.
Make sure to keep the dryer at an upward 90-degree angle from the scalp throughout the drying process as this will help lift the roots away from the scalp creating volume.
Finish by drying the ends. Use the diffuser to scrunch the ends towards your roots. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat.
Always leave your hair slightly damp and let it air dry. This allows your hair will retain some moisture and helps to keep curls intact and frizz-free.
For Added Volume
For added volume dry your hair upside down so that the roots fall away from your scalp.
First, focus the airflow at your roots until dry.
Then continue the process to the ends of your hair.
Recommended for shaping and those looking to smooth or straighten. Concentrators are available in various shapes and sizes and help you to direct the airflow into a specific area on your head for more styling control.
How to Use
Dry small sections at a time by placing a round brush underneath the hair at the roots.
Position the hair dryer at a 90-degree angle focusing the airflow down the section and brush from root to tip following with the dryer. Repeat this process on each section until completely dry before moving to the next section.
Finish by turning the ends under and set yours by blowing a “cool shot” through your hair.
You can also use a lower speed setting with a higher temperature to speed up drying and keep your hair from blowing all over.
Just like a hair pick, blow dryer picks are used to create volume, body, and lift, but also may be used to smooth overly curly hair. Shorter hair needs a shorter pick, and for longer hair, look for longer prongs.