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Curly hair can be a crown of natural beauty, and learning how to blow dry it properly can enhance those gorgeous curls. While air drying is often a go-to for curly hair, blow-drying can add volume, reduce frizz, and give you a polished look. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to blow dry your curly locks to perfection:
Before we dive into the steps, let's talk about the delicate balance between heat and natural hair. Curly hair tends to be drier, and excessive heat can lead to damage. That's why it's crucial to use the right products and techniques to protect and nourish your curls throughout the blow-drying process.
Begin with a fresh start by washing your hair with our Cleanse Shampoo and conditioning with our Nourish Conditioner. These products provide essential moisture, preparing your curls for the heat to come.
Step 2: Apply a Leave-In Conditioner or Heat Protectant
Protect your curls from heat damage by applying a leave-in conditioner (see Step 2) or a specialized heat protectant. This creates a barrier between your hair and the heat, preventing excessive dryness.
Step 3: Detangle Gently with our Hydrating Hair Mask
Use our Hydrating Hair Mask to detangle your hair gently. This deep conditioning treatment will not only make the detangling process easier but also provide extra moisture to your curls.
Divide your hair into manageable sections. This makes it easier to focus on one area at a time, ensuring that each section is thoroughly dried.
Step 5: Choose the Right Blow Dryer and Attachment
Opt for a blow dryer with adjustable heat and speed settings. Use a diffuser attachment to disperse the airflow and maintain your natural curl pattern. This helps to prevent frizz and maintain the integrity of your curls.
Step 6: Use the Cool Shot Feature
To set your curls and reduce frizz, finish each section with a blast of cool air. Most blow dryers have a cool shot feature that you can use for this purpose.
Step 7: Dry from the Roots to the Ends
Start drying at the roots and work your way down to the ends. Hold each section taut with a brush or your fingers to encourage a smoother finish.
Curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair, so avoid over-drying. Stop when your hair is about 80-90% dry to retain moisture and prevent frizz.
Step 9: Add a Serum or Oil
Finish by applying a small amount of hair serum or oil to add shine and reduce frizz. We suggest our Hair Strengthening Oil . Focus on the ends to keep them hydrated.
Step 10: Fluff and Style
Once your hair is completely dry, use your fingers to fluff and style your curls. Embrace your natural texture and arrange your curls as desired.
Blow-drying curly hair doesn't have to be a daunting task, especially with the right products. Our GIRL+HAIR collection is designed to nurture and protect your curls, ensuring they stay healthy, bouncy, and beautiful.