How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Like a Pro
Follow these expert tips for the best at-home blow-out, ever
Blow-dryer: There are so many to choose from, it can make your head spin. And while we like the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000, $300, here are the basic criteria for choosing a quality dryer no matter what your budget.
Wattage: The higher the number, the more powerful the heat and airflow will be. "You need to get at least 1800 watts to prevent frizz," says Ring. "And, if your hair's super thick, you may want to go as high as 2000."
Weight: Some dryers can be heavy and cause your arm to tire before your hair's dry. Ring recommends using one that weighs less than 2 lbs.
Variable Speeds/Heat Control: It's important to be able to control the amount and temperature of the airflow. And having a "cool shot" button comes in handy to help "lock" hair into place.
Attachments: If you're going to blow-dry your hair straight, you definitely want a nozzle attachment.
Ceramic/Tourmaline Technology: This is not just hype. Ceramic heaters emit stronger heat, helping to get your hair straighter, faster, and the negative ion-emitting crystals in tourmaline promote shine and smoothness.
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