You don’t need to go to a salon and spend money to blow dry your curly hair straight. You can do so by using a regular blow dryer at home. Here is a step-by-step guide to blowing dry your curly hair and get them looking straight and lovely.
1. Remove excess moisture from your hair
The first step you must follow before using your blow dryer is to remove excess moisture from your hair. After manually squeezing out the water from your hair, wrap them in a towel for ten minutes so that excess moisture is absorbed. This will ensure that your hair is not too dry or too wet. If your hair is wetter than required, you will spend a lot of time blow-drying your curls straight.
2. Apply serum and a heat protector
There are a few products that you should use on your curls before you start straightening them out. Apply your preferred hair serum generously on your hair before you blow-dry them. After an interval of five to seven minutes, apply a coat of heat protector which will protect your hair from the direct heat of the blow dryer.
Section your hair into four or five parts as per the volume of your hair. Leave one section loose to blow dry and clip the rest with large hairpins so that the blow drying procedure remains manageable.
3. Untangle your curls
Use a paddle brush to untangle your curls before you turn the dryer on. This will make it easier to blow dry your hair. You can also use a wide-toothed brush to untangle your curls but when you start blow-drying your hair, you will have to use a paddle brush with a large surface area to hold as much hair as possible.
4. Blow dry your curls straight
Fix the unclipped section of your hair onto the paddle brush to begin the blow drying it. Set your dryer on a medium fan with medium heat. Using excessive heat may damage your hair. Keep your paddle brush as flat as possible so that your hair gets maximum coverage of the heat from the dryer.
Angle your head at 45 degrees as you begin moving the dryer along with the paddle brush from the root of your hair to the tip. Repeat this motion 3-4 times to ensure that your curls are straightened out. You may take some more time and rounds to blow dry your curls straight if the volume and density of your hair are larger.
5. Repeat the same process for other sections
After you have finished blow drying one section of your curls, move to the next section and repeat the same process. Once you have finished all sections, use your paddle brush to blow dry random sections of your hair to make your mane look even.
6. Use a setting spray
If your hair is naturally curly, it may not remain straight for a long time unless you use a setting spray, gel, or serum to fixate them in its position. A spray is the best way to set your hair and ensure that they remain straight at least for a couple of hours. Once you apply the product, seal it by using the cold setting on your dryer. Give your hair a quick finishing round of blow-drying once again.