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How to Blow Dry Your Hair Straight

Ever wonder how models and actresses get that super sleek hair? This is how...


  • Step 1: Blot hair dry Gently blot your hair dry with a towel.
  • TIP: Blot as much water out as possible—the less time you can spend blow-drying, the less chance your hair will frizz.
  • Step 2: Apply serum Apply a heat-protective serum to your hair according to the product directions.
  • Step 3: Work in balm Work a quarter-sized dollop of straightening balm evenly through your damp hair with your fingertips.
  • Step 4: Part hair Part a line around the back of your head from ear to ear, and clip the top section of hair up.
  • Step 5: Divide lower section Further divide the lower section into smaller sections to dry one at a time.
  • TIP: If time is not an issue, you can divide your hair into one-inch sections. The thinner the sections, the sleeker your hair will be in the end.
  • Step 6: Blow-dry section Blow-dry a single small section at high heat and speed, with the nozzle of the dryer directing the air down from the roots toward the tips.
  • Step 7: Brush Run a boar bristle brush down the section as you are drying it.
  • Step 8: Brush & dry sections Brush and blow-dry each section, moving on to the next only when the previous one is completely dry.
  • Step 9: Begin top sections When the lower section of hair is dry, begin drying the top section of hair, again drying one small section of it at a time.
  • TIP: If your hair is super curly, use a straightening iron, too.
  • Step 10: Gloss hair Run some silicone-based gloss through your hair to add extra shine to your chic, sleek locks.
  • FACT: In 1925, the first hand-held hair-dryer weighed two pounds and delivered only 100 watts of power.

You Will Need

  • A head of wet hair
  • A towel
  • Some heat protective serum
  • Straightening balm
  • Hair clips
  • A blow dryer with a nozzle
  • A boar bristle brush
  • And some silicone-based gloss
  • A straightening iron

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