SECRETS TO A KILLER BLOW-OUT
Dry bars exist because quite frankly nothing beats the feeling of light, bouncy blow-dried hair.
It is like checking into Ritz Paris–an ultimate luxury. So regardless of your personal style preference—big and bouncy hair or straight and gritty—when it comes to at-home blow-drying, as long as you have your BASICS in place, it is easier to go from wet to well styled in no time.
So we asked Ryder Salon’s Founder and Senior Stylist Greg Murrell to share his salon secrets that we can take home. And we did.
Here are Murrell’s tips:
Always start with wet or damp hair.
Apply primer (or a heat protection spray) from roots to the ends. The ratio should be 80% on the roots and 20% ends. Comb before and after applying the product.
*Primer preps the follicle hair, detangles it and it also acts as an excellent heat protector. We used Davines Primer during our visit to Ryder Salon.
Sectioning is crucial.
For volume, use horizontal brick sections.
For straight looks, section your hair like a hot cross bun while working through it.
4. TOUGHEST AREAS FIRST
Always blow-dry the toughest area first, such as the fringe.
5. HEAT CONTROL
For volume, use hotter heat. For smoothness, use lower to medium. For curly hair, lowest heat and lowest speed.
6. VERY IMPORTANT
Once you are done blow-drying, make sure there are no wet patches remaining. There is a chance the whole style might collapse later in the day if there is a wet patch.
Use a good hairbrush for hold and finish.
Round wooden brushes with natural bristles give a much better hold and also helps to set the hair. If you are unsure about the type of hairbrush that will suit your length and style, ask your stylist to recommend one, or pop into Ryder salon. (Always helpful and they have an impressive range)
8. SET AND SHINE
Set the hair with a finishing spray or a light hairspray that allows movement. This will help protect the style against humidity and other factors. A light mist is all you need.
*We used the Definition Mist by Davines in the salon.
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Zeenat Wilkinson is the Founder and Editorial Director of Sauce.
Her work as a fashion producer, writer, and freelance stylist can be seen in the likes of Vogue, Grazia, Nylon and Black Magazine, internationally, and locally in Fashion Quarterly, Viva/NZ Herald and more. 100% dog person.