Curling Hair With a Blow Dryer Is Easy! Here’s How

Learn how to do it with this tutorial.

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Did you know that you can curl your hair with a blow dryer? Yes, this hairstyling staple can do more than just dry your hair. With a round brush, it can add volume to flat and limp hair, and it can also make gorgeous curls and waves. Curling hair with a blow dryer is a useful styling hack, especially when you don’t have a curling iron on hand. And with the holiday season upon us, we’re pretty sure you have parties to attend left and right. During these times, it’s great to have a multi-functional tool you can turn to for your hairstyling needs.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to curling your hair with a blow dryer. Check it out and get ready to say hello to gorgeous party hair in no time.

Easy Steps to Curl Hair With a Blow Dryer


Start with clean hair.

Wash your hair with a shampoo-and-conditioner duo that keeps your hair smooth and frizz-free to make styling a breeze. Extra benefits like heat protection and strengthening are welcome, too. 

Asian woman with long black hair wearing a mauve dress

We recommend using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo regularly to help you nail any hairstyle. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that goes up to 10 layers deep into your hair to nourish it. This shampoo also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash! It has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity formulation. It also makes your hair smooth and soft, adds shine, detangles, strengthens hair, tames flyaways, provides heat protection, and leaves a long-lasting fragrance.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

After shampooing, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner for best results. It also has KERA10 Protein Complex and oleo serum to moisturize and nourish your hair deeply.

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner



Divide and clip.

Separate your hair into two horizontal sections: upper and lower. Clip the top section to keep it out of the way while you work on the lower section.

Asian woman clipping a section of her hair

Blow-dry and curl.

Take a small section of hair from the lower section and wrap it around a round metal brush. Roll it up until it’s about two inches from the roots of your hair. Then, blast it with air from your blow dryer.


Release your hair.

Put your brush in a vertical position and twirl it to release your curled hair. Repeat the process until all sections of your hair are curled.


Spray and set.

Spritz hairspray all over your hair to help keep your curls intact for hours. Finger-comb your curls afterward to make them look soft and relaxed without ruining their shape.


Bonus Step: Accessorize!

Add a cute barette or a pretty hair clip to jazz up your hairstyle. You can use metallic bobby pins, a simple snap clip, or a statement accessory.


Final Look:

Asian woman smiling while touching her long curly hair.
Curly, pretty, and ready to party!

Ta-da! Who would’ve thought that you could create luxurious curls using a blow dryer? You can wear this ‘do when you’re off to a holiday lunch or a fancy dinner party with your colleagues. It’s a versatile hairstyle that lets you slay no matter the occasion.

Knowing how to curl hair with a blow dryer is a skill worth having. Now, you can explore different curly and wavy hairstyles even if you don’t have a curling iron at home.