The curl series: How to curl hair with a blow dryer

You just need your trusty hair dryer, a round brush, and some styling product essentials, and you can give yourself gorgeous, natural-looking curls!
Hair Types

No curling iron or flat iron? No problem! It’s amazing how you can curl your hair with just about anything (have you seen our heatless curls article yet?) and today we’ll teach you how to do it with a blow dryer! The result is beautiful soft curls that look natural and healthy!

Handling a hair dryer can be tricky and could require some techniques (not to mention muscle, especially if yours is a bit heavy), but it’s really not that complicated. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to master the art of blow drying your hair curly!

To help you get started, we got our girl Rachel to do a quick demo for us. This 1-minute video tutorial is very easy to follow so you can go ahead and grab your tools and some product essentials, and hit play—we’ll go through it step by step!


How to curl your hair with a blow dryer


Prep hair

Wash your hair with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditioner. This salon-quality system reinforces hair’s natural protective barrier, protecting it from future damage and keeping it strong enough to stand up to styling damage caused by pulling, twisting, and the heat of styling tools, like the blow drier.


Protect your strands

When your hair is at least 50% dry, apply a heat protectant product, like TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist, all over it. This would shield your tresses from the high temperature of your blow dryer, and minimize the damage.



Divide your hair into two sections: the upper and the lower. Clip the upper half onto the top of your head to get it out of the way while you work on the lower half.


Blow dry

Take a small section of hair from the lower half and wrap it around a round metal brush. When you’ve rolled it all the way up (stop about two inches from your scalp), blast it with air from your blow dryer.



Turn your round brush so that it’s positioned vertically, then release your hair by gently unwinding it from the hair brush.


Set it

Before you do anything, spray that curled section with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to lock your curls in place.



Continue doing the previous step with the rest of your hair until everything is nicely curled.


Add texture

Add texture and body to your hair by misting it with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray, then gently comb it with your fingers. Be careful not to overdo it or you’ll loose your curls.


Add a pretty little detail

Add a cute barette or a pretty little hair clip to give your hairstyle an extra beauty boost.

>See, that wasn’t so hard! Now go and practice!

All products used on this tutorial are available at Click on the links below to buy them now!

TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo
TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray