Get It Straight – Blow Dry


In this lesson, you will learn how to straighten your daughter’s wavy hair using a blow dryer.

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Begin this process with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. To learn how to how to properly wash and condition wavy hair, go to our Wavy Hair Video Lesson: Shampooing and Conditioning.

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Part the hair into two sections. Working in sections makes the drying process much easier. Secure one section with a hair clip, while leaving the other section of hair loose.

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Mist the loose section of hair with a leave-in conditioner or a blow-drying lotion. This will help to detangle the hair prior to blow drying.

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Separate the loose hair into a one-inch section while securing the remainder with another hair clip.

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Detangle the loose hair using a large tooth comb.

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Apply blow-drying lotion. This will help to get the hair smoother and prepare the hair for flat ironing (flat ironing is optional).

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Use a comb attachment or cushion brush for blow drying. Most of our members prefer to use a comb attachment; they say it makes the process easier. Try both and see which works best for you. If you decide to use a brush, place the brush beneath the hair while you are blow drying.

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Start at the end of the hair and work your way up.

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Once the end of the hair is smooth, proceed upwards towards the hair shaft. Use long slow strokes and glide blow-dryer along the entire length of the hair

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Continue with this process and bring an inch of hair down (to blow dry) at a time. If the hair is finer, you can use larger sections.

Note: If you plan to flat iron after blow drying, make sure the hair is completely dry!