How to Straighten Hair with a Blow-dryer

By LeafTV Contributor

Want to calm the frizzies or straighten your curls for a day? It's really not that hard to do. All you need is a round brush, a blow dryer, some hair products, about 30 minutes and that's it!

How to Straighten Hair with a Blow-dryer
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How to Straighten Hair with a Blow-dryer

Step 1

To straighten hair, begin by shampooing, conditioning and towel-drying hair.

Step 2

Apply a heat protectant product to your hair, paying special attention to the ends.

Step 3

Place a quarter-size dollop of straightening balm in your palm. Rub your palms together to distribute the product over your hands, then massage it evenly through hair.

Step 4

Comb through your hair with your fingers while gently blow-drying it on a low setting. This removes excess water.

Step 5

Pull your hair into three sections, two at the sides and one at the back. Clip the two sides up.

Step 6

Select a small portion of the hair from the unclipped section to straighten.

Step 7

Using a thick, round brush and beginning at the roots, gently pull the brush through the hair to the ends while blow-drying it. Pull the hair away from your head, stretching and straightening it as you go.

Step 8

First pull the brush through the underside of your hair so that you expose it directly to the heat of the dryer. Once that area is mostly dry, switch to the top of the hair.

Step 9

Keep the tension consistent and evenly distribute heat over the section of hair you're working on. This ensures uniform hair texture and prevents over drying of certain areas.

Step 10

Once that portion of hair is straightened, continue selecting and blow-drying small portions until that section is dry and straight.

Step 11

Repeat the process on the two other sections to straighten your entire head of hair.