BLOW DRYING TIPS FROM juju’s Senior Stylist, Claire Day
You must see how Claire’s clients exit the salon after an hour or two in her chair. Here’s how she does it:
Product Choose a product that reduces frizz, adds volume and makes the hair cuticle shiny and smooth. Neuma Smoothing Cream or Innersense’s iCreate Volume are perfect for either smoothing and promoting curl or creating extra lift and body.
Timing Rough dry until 75 percent dry before you start using your round or paddle brush. Styling with a brush when the hair is too wet is not only ineffective, it could break the hair!
Tools Invest in a good brush from brands like Spornette and Mason Pearson. Round brush size is key when blow drying hair! The bigger the brush the straighter the hair will be. Keep in mind if your hair is short you should stick with smaller brushes. Bigger round brushes are for longer hair. A medium sized brush will give a nice bend on your ends and a little lift at the root. If you have long hair and use a small round brush you are likely to get it stuck in you hair or tangled easily! Make sure to keep you sections nice and neat to avoid knots and tangles.
Technique Section your hair when it is at the 75% dry stage. Get yourself nice, sturdy, (and don’t forget cute) clips that will hold all your hair as you divide it into sections to avoid frizz and frustration. Make sure to keep you sections nice and neat to avoid knots and tangles.
Here’s how to section and clip. First section: bottom of ear to to top of ear. Second section: top of ear to eye level. Third section: temple to temple. And last section is crown of the head to the temple section you just clipped (like a Mohawk). Blow dry last section all back for lift and volume with out a part. If you hair is really long bring the section and brush toward you. Each section can be split into two depending on head shape and amount of hair. Front should be blow dried forward and in the opposite direction of your part for extra lift! Remember to take your time and practice makes perfect!
Insider Tip Make sure you have a concentrator nozzle attached to your blow dryer. Hold dryer face downward on the round brush to avoid frizz. Lift brush at the root and point downward for mid shaft and ends. After section is dry on the brush hold it there for 20 seconds to allow the hair to cool on the brush. Gently pull the brush from the cooled hair to give it a little extra body and finish. Remember to invest in a quality blow dryer. It’s worth spending the money. Professional blow dryers lasts forever, dry the hair quicker and reduce frizz.
Finishing Use a medium hold finishing spray like Innersense’s Natural Hold and your done! Voila, the perfect Blow-out!