Five steps to achieving the perfect blow dry at home

Getting that professional looking hairstyle at home is easy when you have the right know-how.

Redken artist Marie Cain, based at Head Studio in WA, shares her secrets on achieving a salon finish at home.

Nothing makes you feel more polished and glamorous than a blow dry. Once a luxury you only treated yourself to on special occasions these days leaving the house with an unruly mop is a beauty no-no.

And now there’s no need to, as there is a growing range of beauty tools and products to help you easily achieve the perfect blow dry at home.

Products will not only prime your hair, ensuring you get a professional finish, but also make it last longer.

How to blow dry your hair like a pro

1. After shampooing your hair, gently squeeze it dry with a towel to avoid frizz and flyaways. Apply Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow Dry Lotion to provide heat protection, reduce friction and enable an ultra-smooth finish.

2. Blast your hair 70 per cent dry. For extra volume tip your head upside down and target your roots using your hands to ensure an even distribution of heat.

3. Clip your crown section with an alligator clip and leave the lower section of your hair loose. Grab a section, no wider than your brush, and with a medium to large round bristle brush blow dry your hair down while retaining tension with the brush. As you blow dry your hair, allow each section to cool completely before running your fingers through it; this will help
to avoid frizz. Work your way around the base of your head and finish with the crown.

4. From arm’s length mist your hair with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Hairspray to create a weightless hold. Set your hair dryer to cool and blast your hair through to break up the blow dry and create a natural look.

5. To extend your style and enhance the texture, tilt your head upside down and spray Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo into your hair. Gently run your fingers through your hair to ensure an even distribution.

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