Tutorial: How to Blow-Dry Hair from Curly to Straight

Serena Norr | 22 May 2016
how to blow-dry hair on curly hair
30mins Style Easy

Go from curly to straight in a flash.

Curly hair is one of the most coveted hair types, but so is sleek, straight hair. The beauty of curly hair, though, is you can actually wear both styles. The challenge is going from curly to straight requires a little more skill. When you are looking to switch-up your curly hair a blowout hairstyle is the best way to go from curly to straight.  The trick is to give yourself enough time as you go section-by-section to straighten out your locks (some curly heads can take up to an hour to straighten!). The intricate nature of this hair type also means you may be prone to more frizz or flyaways during this process, however with the right hair care products and blowdrying technique you’ll be able to create slick, straight hair that’s bound to turn heads. Great for special occasions, work or when you get bored with your look, we are sure you will love trying out straight hair every now and again. Read on how to learn how to blow-dry hair where you go from curly to straight in a flash.

How to Blow-Dry Hair from Curly to Straight

brunette woman shows how to blow-dry hair and clips sections

Work in sections.

Start with clean, dry hair. If you have to refresh your locks, use some dry shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo.Then, prep you hair with a heat protectant to protect your strands from the powerful heat of the blowdryer. We like using the TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray that is designed to resist heat to help prevent moisture loss, while keeping your hair smooth. Section off your hair into small and workable areas (around six to eight sections is ideal). Hold your hair back with some clips.






brunette woman shows how to blow-dry hair with round brush

Use a round brush.

The key to scoring a blowout on curly hair is to have the right tools. You’ll need a medium-size round brush that you wrap around your hair towards the crown. Use the blowdryer with your other hand as you release the heat and then roll the brush down towards the tips of your hair. Repeat in each section until you achieve the desired straightness.



Repeat the blow-dry process.

Repeat the brushing upward and blowdrying process throughout your entire head. For areas that are frizzer than others, you may need to apply more heat than on others.



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Finished look!

You did it! You created a fun new style for your curly hair that will last until your next wash. Blowdrying your hair can make your locks very dry and frizzy. Be sure to use some hair serum for a smooth finish! Try the Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum whose formula works to nourish your hair as it tames flywaways and frizz. Bonus: It’ll define your curls when you want to rock your natural curlicues.





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