The first hair dryer was developed in 1899, and since then, this styling tool has evolved and become a valuable heat tool for both men and women.
There are several hair dryer styles that you can try out at home with great results, but first, you must know the steps. Find a list of the trending styles you can try out with your hair dryer and how to achieve them.
Keep reading to find out.
6 Trending Hairstyles You Can Do At Home With Your Hair Dryer
Here are basic hair dryer styles you can try at home. Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t turn out perfect on your first try. Be patient; with time, you will master the techniques and achieve salon-worthy hair styles effortlessly.
Let’s take a look at 7 of our favorite hair dryer styles you can try out.
1. Soft Blend
This style is straightforward to do and is excellent for individuals with both short and long hair. To achieve this style:
Wash your hair and prepare it like you would for any other style. Dry it with a cotton towel until it is at least 90 percent dry, then brush out the tangles with your round brush.
As you brush out your hair, ensure you do it the right way; tip to root. That way, you don’t apply much pressure trying to get out all the clumps in it.
Next, coat your strands with the heat protectant to create a barrier between the heat applied and your delicate strands. Then use the round brush to hold your hair taut and with your dominant hand, hold your dryer.
Use your dryer’s nozzle to direct the airflow towards your hair so that you get a slight curve. Repeat these steps until you are done, then spray your hair with hair spray.
2. Breezy Curls
Breezy curls are versatile and give you a simple yet elegant look. You can pack them up, leave them down to create the girl next door look. Either option you choose, it is your choice.
Breezy curls are not so hard to achieve at home with your hair dryer. First, prepare your hair by ridding it of the dirt coating it. Then dry it with a towel and section your hair.
Take one small section and roll it around your brush. Point your nozzle towards the rolled-up hair and blow on it till it dries before unraveling the hair gently from the brush.
Do this twice for each portion of hair to add volume. Add an extra bit of volume to the hair with a volumizing spray and rock your cute curls.
3. Sleek Curls
Sleek curls are the in thing this season. They are very soft and lush! The key to this look is starting with a good hair serum like TRESemme Keratin Smooth Serum. The serum helps tame the flyaways and frizz while still adding much-needed shine to your hair.
Apply a little bit of serum to your hair, making sure to distribute it evenly around your strands. After this, section your hair to make it easier to manipulate and then curl each section loosely.
Use your brush to apply pressure to your strands and keep it straight till you get to where you would like the curls to start. Then use your blow dryer to direct the heat to that section.
4. Classic Bobs
Yes, you can get that classic bob look with your hair dryer. Like all hairstyles, you must start with clean, tangle-free hair for the perfect finish. After prepping your hair, spritz some heat protectant on your strands to minimize the heat damage.
The next step is to partition your strands evenly so that you can get a professional-looking result. Use a round brush to go over your hair from the roots to the ends, turning it inwards.
Place your hair dryer at an angle of 90 degrees to your round brush. Repeat these steps till you are done with your entire head of hair. You can apply an extra gloss hair spray to hold the hair together and finish the look.
5. Fluffy Pixie
The fluffy pixie is one of the most straightforward styles to achieve with your hair dryer. It gives you a very voluminous and fluffy look.
The best way to achieve the fluffy pixie is to prep your hair well and apply a heat protectant. Then use your brush to hold your hair at taut, lift your hair gently, and blow dry it from root to tip.
6. Long Stepped Hair
Do you dream of long silky hair? Then you are in luck. With just a little bit of mouse and styling techniques, you can recreate the looks of your dream.
Wash and dry your hair halfway with a cotton towel. Detangle your hair gently and apply a heat protectant. Distribute mousse all over your hair evenly and section off your hair.
Pull your hair from root to tips inwards with a paddle brush, and at the same time, blow over the hair with your blow dryer at 90 degrees.
While you blow the hair, strands are bound to get swept out of the brush, so gather them up with a round brush and pull them inwards while blow drying it.
Rake your fingers through the hair gently to create the classic look, or shake your hair for the casual hippie version of this hairstyle.
What Do I Need to Create the Perfect Hair Dryer Style
Top on the list is a sulfate-free shampoo that cleanses your hair while ensuring the natural oils are not stripped off. The next important thing is your leave-in conditioner to make your hair soft and trap moisture.
Of course, wherever heat is applied, you will need a good serum and heat protectant. Volumizing spray also comes in handy to give you that extra volume and bounce.
Hair dryers have become invaluable styling tools and a must for every woman. They help you create various fashionable looks like the ones we have mentioned in this article. Cleverly use your dryer to create red carpet-worthy looks.