Sweatpants have been retired (for the most part) and with many returning to the office so has the trend toward heat-styled hair. Is it volume, definition or the bounce we love the most? The perfect blow-dry can make your outfit, embolden your personality and set the stage for multiple great hair days. Whether that means diffuse-drying curls and waves or creating a smooth finish — we’re uncovering some of the top tips to create and elongate the perfect blow-dry.
Smooth, Bouncy Finish
When we think of the iconic blow-dry, we envision smooth strands and a bouncy finish. Hair effortlessly falls around the face and sways in the wind. To get this look, hair should be prepped with a WASH + RINSE ideal for your hair type before being prepped with HEATED.DEFENSE + EVER.SMOOTH + EVER.BOUNCE. The combination of these products will protect the hair from heat styling while helping to smooth strands and create the perfect amount of volume. EVER.SMOOTH + EVER.BOUNCE will also elongate the style memory so your look can be enjoyed on days two and possibly three as well.
Creating the perfect natural curls have come a long way from scrunching, flipping your head upside down and hoping for the best. As we expand our knowledge of what works best for textured hair, we’ve also found new products that work to define texture and enhance curl patterns. If you have curl types 2C-3C, chances are you are looking to add volume at the scalp area while also enhancing the shape of your curl. For best results, we suggest adding LEAVE-IN.REPAIR from mid-lengths to ends and then layering with EVER.LIFT at the scalp and EVER.BOUNCE throughout the mid-lengths and ends. Then, diffuse dry and allow the heat-activated formula to safeguard against frizz by locking out humidity to ensure your finished style is perfectly defined.
No matter the length or finished style, everyone’s favourite part about blow-drying their hair is usually the volume! To ensure hair doesn’t fall flat, avoid applying too many products. Instead prep hair with EVER.LIFT for the perfect lift that is still smooth to the touch. Once dry, place sections into LARGE HAIR.CURLERS and allow them to cool to elongate the volume and hold.
How To Protect The Perfect Blow-Dry:
Getting back into the swing of heat styling there are a few factors that can cause your style to fall flat. The biggest culprit usually comes from product build-up or excess oil. This can deter volume and cause a blow-dry to look lax.
If buildup is your issue, start off your style with a scalp detox. Utilising SCALP.SPA TREATMENT + SCRUB + WASH will help reinvigorate the scalp and refresh strands. From here you can apply BLOW.DRY products targeted specifically for your styling needs.
Oil can weigh down the hair and cause your blow-dry to lose volume prematurely. If you know your hair turns oily quickly, once finished drying apply FRESH.HAIR or DOO.OVER at the scalp area. This will add volume and help cut down on the impact of oil from the start.