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.
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.
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.
Separate the loose hair into a one-inch section while securing the remainder with another hair clip.
Detangle the loose hair using a large tooth comb.
Apply blow-drying lotion. This will help to get the hair smoother and prepare the hair for flat ironing (flat ironing is optional).
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.
Start at the end of the hair and work your way up.
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
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!