How to Curl Hair with a Blow Dryer at Home

Yup, you read that right. You can curl your hair using a blow dryer. Here's how.

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You can curl your hair in several ways, and one of them is by using a blow dryer. It’s designed not just to dry hair and give it volume but to also give it curls and waves. Let us teach you how to curl hair with a blow dryer in this tutorial.

Steps on How to Curl Hair With a Blow Dryer


Prep your hair for styling

Wash your hair using TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner that reinforce your hair’s natural protective barrier. It helps strengthen your hair to withstand styling damage caused by pulling, twisting, and heat-styling.

Asian woman with long black hair wearing a mauve dress

Protect your strands

Don’t let the heat from your blow dryer damage your hair by spraying TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray all over your hair. It acts as a barrier between your hair and heat-styling tools to prevent heat damage. It also helps control frizz and flyaways.

Asian woman spraying heat protectant on her black tresses

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 all the way up until it’s about 2 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. Then, twirl your brush to curl and release your hair. Repeat the process until all sections of your hair are curled.



Spritz TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray all over your curls to make them last for hours. The spray also doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your hair, so it’s not difficult to wash off at the end of the day.


Set it

Finger-comb your curls to make them a bit loose without ruining their shape.



Add a cute barette or a pretty hair clip to jazz up your hairstyle. 



It’s amazing how you achieved nice, curly hair using just a blow dryer. You can style your hair this way when you’re getting ready for a romantic dinner at home or when you simply want to look extra fab for the day.

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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.


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