Get the per­fect blowdry

We’re re­defin­ing what a blowdry looks like! The new, mod way is to rock your nat­u­ral tex­ture like a boss! Here’s how.

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the DIY dream blowdry: does it re­ally ex­ist? We think so! The days of hav­ing one ap­proach for all are long gone, and thanks to smart new tech­niques and prod­ucts, you can style your hair ac­cord­ing to its colour, length and tex­ture. In pur­suit of that goal, we asked Larry King, hair­styl­ist ex­traor­di­naire to celebri­ties like Court­ney Love, to ex­plain how to get your de­sired look.

Find the one

“Choose the right blowdryer for your hair type as dif­fer­ent prod­ucts will change your look en­tirely,” says Larry. Go for a dryer that of­fers a range of set­tings. TRY ghd Air Hair Dryer (R1 899). “The dif­fuser is the ev­ery-style tool that can be used at home, so you can rock a pro blowdry wher­ever you are.”

Dial up the tex­ture

“Leave thick hair to dry nat­u­rally, then smooth it out with a round brush and con­trolled heat,” says Larry. “If you have fine hair, prod­uct is your very best friend! Give your roots vol­ume by ap­ply­ing thick­en­ing lo­tion when it’s wet. For tex­ture, cre­ate the shape 2cm from the roots and leave the ends straight.”

Love those curls

Blessed with nat­u­ral curls? “Prep with a leave-in con­di­tioner to en­cour­age the tex­ture, pro­tect it from heat dam­age, smooth frizz and de­fine the shape,” says Larry. “Set the dif­fuser on low heat and dry your hair slowly with min­i­mal touch­ing, al­low­ing the dryer to do its work. Avoid towel dry­ing.”

Add ex­tra vol­ume

“To main­tain vol­ume, switch your colour. If you go up or down a few shades, the dye will in­stantly add full­ness. As a rule, solid hues make hair look thicker, while om­bré tones make thick hair look less heavy. Al­ter­na­tively, en­hance your ex­ist­ing colour by curl­ing it in sec­tions, then con­tour­ing with a wav­ing tool.”

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