6 Tips to getting great blow dried hair from the comfort of your home

Jeanette | 09 January 2017
Medium brown hair girl with blow dryer

DIY hair has never looked so good!


We’ll be the first to admit, that a great salon blow dry feels like such a treat. But the sad truth is, it’s not always practical or monetarily sound. However, the good news is, doing blow dried hair at home doesn’t always mean you have to compromise on quality and results (yes, really!).

We’re here to tell you, that with just a few simple tips, hacks and the right hair products, you too can achieve an envious blow out that looks salon-perfect. So, keep reading to discover our top 6 tips on how to get a great DIY blow dry at home, and prepare to have your life changed forever!

How to get great blow dried hair at home: Editor’s tips


how to get great blow dried hair at home woman using hair dryer and brush
Blow dried hair: Don’t forget to use a heat protectant.

Keep your hair hydrated

Be it curling tongs, straighteners or a hair dryer, applying heat to your hair will dry it out, increasing the risk of damage. But the good news is, there are ways to limit the loss of moisture – one of them being leave-in conditioners.

Not only will a leave-in help restore some of the moisture lost from the washing process, but it’ll help promote smoother-looking and feeling locks that will be easier to style, too. We recommend the Toni&Guy Prep Leave-in Conditioner, which preps your hair by adding long-lasting moisture and making it more manageable, by controlling frizz and protecting against humidity.

Use a heat protectant

An absolute must-have for anyone that regularly uses heated appliances on their hair are heat protectants, because – as the name suggests – they helps to protect your locks against the effects of extreme heat and makes it easier to handle and style. Want to know more about the benefits of a heat protectant? Then read up on how it works and why you need one, and check out our round-up of the best heat protection sprays, here.

Try a hair straightening cream or spray

Hair straightening lotions, creams and sprays are another easy way to get your blow dried hair looking on point. Designed to be used prior to blow-drying, these wonder products can help to promote super sleek, straight hair and add a healthy-looking shine.

The TRESemmé Get Sleek Smooth & Tame Cream, helps to provide a perfectly polished finish – void of frizziness and stickiness. Just rub 4-5 pumps of the product into the palms of your hands and work it through towel-dried hair before blow-drying.

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Blow dried hair: Picking the right tools will help you achieve a great blowout!

Use the right tools

Picking and using the right styling tools is imperative to achieving salon-style blow dried hair – so make sure you invest in a good quality round barrel brush, as this will help you achieve a kink-free and bouncy blow out. Your best bet is probably boar brush because of its gentle, natural bristles.

However, if you’re after really great blow dried hair at home, then you’ll need to use your hair dryer attachments to help direct heat on to each section of hair, too. Yep, it’s time to dust off your nozzle and diffuser!

Set your hair with cool air

Want to know the secret to making your blow dried hair last longer? Well, after setting your blow out with heat, blast your mane with cool air. Seems simple, but this effective little trick will help maintain the bounce and shine of your mane for longer.

Finish with hairspray

Always seal in all your hard work and finish your blow dried hair with hairspray. It’ll help fight frizz and keep your hair looking and feeling smooth for much longer. However, it’s important to go for a flexible hold hairspray to avoid that stiff finish and keep your blow out bouncy and touchable. And we happen to think the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray is perfect for the job, thanks to it’s lightweight formula and brushable technology, it’ll help give your hair a gorgeous, glossy finish!


Now you have all the insider knowledge on achieving perfect blow dried hair, why not put it to the test? Just hop on over to our Blow Out Hair page, where you can find the most glamorous, red carpet-worthy manes in all the land!