How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Like a Pro
Follow these expert tips for the best at-home blow-out, ever
If you have curly or wavy hair that you're blowing straight, use a straightening serum or cream like Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry Balm, $29. Shoulder-length hair needs a quarter-sized dollop applied evenly through strands -- adjust amount accordingly by length. As with any styling product, if you have thin or fine hair, never apply to the roots. Instead, focus product from mid-shaft through ends or hair will fall flat.
If softness and shine is what your hair needs, use a dime-sized dollop of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, $36.80.
If volume is what you hair lacks, apply a palm full of root-lift mousse like R+Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse, $29, which contains papaya extract to add volume as well as shine.
After applying product, rough-dry hair at the roots with the blow dryer. Using your fingers only, pull hair away from your scalp and position the dryer so it's shooting air from the crown of your head downward. Continue until hair is no more than 80 percent dry.
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