Rejoice, lockdown has been lifted and we can officially (and legally!) get our hair done.
However, if you have the nagging feeling that maybe you should have spent the past few months mastering the blow-drying basics, you’re not alone.
Luckily, it’s never too late to learn, and celebrity stylist Jonathan Andrew, a Fudge Professional brand ambassador, has shared with us his step-by-step guide:
1. Always blow-dry the fringe first if you have one. This is to avoid separating or growth patterns which help set it how you want it without having to struggle with it setting in place naturally.
2. Blow-dry hair upside down until 90 per cent dry in order to give your roots a lift and when rough drying, pull with your fingers to give extra lift and shape.
3. Using your brush of choice, smooth through or gently wrap the hair around the brush in large sections - this will help the hair set better around the brush compared to a small section. My go-to here is always a round bristle brush, which gives a natural beachy texture.
4. If trying to create a bouncy wavy blow-dry, be very careful when wrapping the hair around the brush; leave the brush in to help set the hair into a curl and give it the chance to cool down for better results and longer lasting finishes.
5. My ultimate tip is to always use Fudge Professional’s Blow Dry Aqua Primer before styling, the product has so many benefits in getting you better healthier hair, longer lasting styling and also protects from frizz, humidity and direct heat.
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer, Bumble and Bumble Glow Blow Dry Accelerator and L'Oreal Stylista The Blowdry Hair Styling Cream will also perfectly prep hair before blow-drying.
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