Today, I thought I'd have a bash at a little hair tutorial. I've always been a huge fan of a big Hollywood style curly blow-dry and was sick of having to go to the hairdressers just to achieve the look. So, I got my thinkin' hat on and decided to watch (... or stare like a creep) intently as my hairdresser blow-dried my hair, got my bootaaay to somewhere that sold round brushes and practiced practiced practiced until I got my fro to look a bit like this!
I've gotta admit, I've blow-dried my hair using round brushes for as long as I can remember - no thank you straighteners... they've done my hair enough damage to last 3 lifetimes. Haha - so this might have given me a little head start in the blow-dry department! But fear not... It's really not all that difficult.
So if you'd like to achieve my big bouncy Hollywood style curly blow-dry have a look through the rest of this picture heavy post... :P
Wash your hair (Duh. Haha.)
I use the Great Lengths Shampoo to keep my extensions happy (you can read about my extensions here) and Aussie 'Take The Heat' Conditioner which acts as a big hug for heat damaged hair & also prepares your hair for being blasted by the hairdryer.
Brush through your hair and apply another heat protectant - I like Bed Head's 'Some Like It Hot' Heat & Humidity Resistant Serum.
Dry the roots of your hair completely and leave the mid-lengths and ends slightly damp. Sometimes I just like to let the mid-lengths and ends air dry while I do my makeup to avoid any unnecessary heat!
Section off your hair just above your ears and brush through to make sure there are no knots.
Get the round brushes at the ready!
I use a selection of different round brushes. I'd definitely recommend these pink Head Jog brushes if you can get a hold of them though. I've never had a brush that dries my hair like these do! Little pink miracles!
Section your hair into smaller sections about an inch / an inch and a half thick. (Trying to be specific... I'm probably failing. Haha.)
Place the brush about 3/4's of the way up the section and dry down-wards using your hair-drier (keep repeating until this section is dry).
When you get to the bottom, rotate the brush in your hand whilst still applying heat with the drier from a distance. Then roll the brush up the section of hair as you would with heated rollers.
I've included a load of photos of this process below if you haven't got the gist of it! :P
Now all you have to do is repeat this on the remaining sections of your hair until you're left looking a bit like this...
It's not necessary but I like to leave the brushes sit for a little bit until they cool down. Obviously, you can work on the right side of your head while the left side is cooling to speed it up a lil'!
Finally, you just unravel your hair from the brushes and gently brush through the curl and what you're left with is a fab bouncy Hollywood style curly blow-dry!
And there ya have it!
I love rocking this style on a daily basis but it looks super glamorous when you're dressed up and ready to hit the town or a special event!
Have you ever tried to create a curly blow-dry yourself?
Lemme know in the comments blow!
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