Knowing how to blow dry men’s hair can really impact your overall style. So if your current approach is to blast your hair with the dryer and hope for the best, learning how to do it properly can really help you take control of your hair.
Whether you like sharp, slick groomed hairstyles or prefer something with more textured, you can adapt blow out hair for men to suit your own style. Just watch our video to find out exactly and what you need to do.
How to blow dry men's hair: Simple drying & styling advice for guys
Apply heat protect.
After showering, towel dry your hair until it’s about 80% dry. Then apply a heat protector like the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray to guard your hair from damage. Rake it through with your fingers as you spray to make sure you’ve worked it through all of your hair.
Brush the sides.
Take your hairdryer with the concentrator nozzle attached and direct the air at the back of your hair, while firmly using a small brush. This will give your hair a smooth, frizz-free finish.
Repeat on the other side, again angling the brush and dryer to manipulate your style.
Hair hack: Use your dominant hand to brush your hair back and your other hand to hold the hairdryer – this will give you more control.
Dry your crown.
Once the sides of your hair are dry, it’s time to concentrate on the top. Use a round brush and your hairdryer to blow dry hair in an upward and backward motion, this will give your hair a lifted quiff look.
Give your hair some natural-looking hold and definition by applying a small amount of the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Matte Cream.
Now that you’ve mastered this barber-worthy blow dry!
Before you go: Read our guide to find the best hair dryer for your hair type.
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