I can't even count how many times I've heard the words, "I can't blow dry my own hair!" Well, I'm calling bull... poop. You can do this! And once you get the hang of it, it's like riding a bike.
If you like the way your hair looks after a round brush blow dry, learning how to do it yourself is well worth the investment of time. I promise you that with a little practice, this skill will become second nature faster than you think. The first time is going to feel awkward for sure but by the 3 or 4th time, you'll be thinking "hey, this is getting easier!"
I posted a how-to a while ago but I thought it would be easier to see in a video. So, without further ado, here's how I round brush my own hair with plenty of tips and advice to help you master the art of the blow dry!
A few pointers for a faster blowout and better results:
Do not start round brushing with your hair soaking wet. I like to wrap my head in a microfiber turban post-shower and then rough dry my hair a bit to remove some of the moisture.
Do use product. It's a must and I won't hear any more about it. In this video, I added a blow dry lotion and volumizing mousse. Look for blow dry lotions, serums, and sprays will speed drying time, offer heat protection, and provide light hold. (I used Biomega Up All Night Volume Foam and Umberto Blow Dry Lotion, which appears to be discontinued! Try: blowpro Ready Set Blow Express Blow Dry Lotion)
Do invest in a great blowdryer. Professional blow dryers with ionic technology speed blow drying time by breaking up water molecules and smooth the outer layer of hair for healthier hair sans frizz. Look for models that have ceramic and/or tourmaline parts. For more information on materials, visit this post. (I am in love with my new Sam Villa Professional Ionic Hair Dryer!)
Do pick a round brush that works best for your hair. Ceramic, vented barrels will smooth hair, add shine, and speed drying time. Boar bristles add extra smoothing and grip. This added tension helps straighten wavy or curly hair. Larger barrels are great for longer hair and adding volume while smaller barrels are appropriate for shorter hair and adding wave. Click here for more about brushes. (I used a 2 1/8" Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Brush)by