3 Easy Steps to a Perfect Home Blow-Dry
Get out the door on time: How to dry straight or curly hair faster―and better.
Get the Tools
- The right dryer: Look for at least 1,800 watts and multiple heat and air settings, says New York City stylist Sarah Potempa. Medium heat is best for predrying hair. High heat manipulates your hair’s shape, and air sets a style.
- Nozzle: Don’t discard this. It is key to a smooth look and keeps hair from getting too close to the heat.
- Round brush: Straighten strands, make ends flip, or create waves with this tool. Time-saving tip: The bigger the surface area of a brush, the faster the drying time. Brushes with vents also shave off minutes.
- Hair clip: It keeps layers separate and easy to manage and prevents damage caused by overdrying sections.