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Tip of the week: How to get a salon-style blowout at home

Start with ‘a rough dry’; ‘Over-direct’ your tresses; Heat and pull

Start with ‘a rough dry.’ “Skip the salon” and the premium so many women pay to “transform our frizz” into the sleek look pros achieve. There’s a two-step process to the art, and it begins with blow-drying your hair until it’s about 80 percent dry, “using your hands to get rid of excess moisture.”

‘Over-direct’ your tresses. During that first step, “dry your hair in the opposite direction of how you want to wear it.” Stylists call this over-directing the hair. The technique “involves flipping it over and looking pretty ’80s, but it locks in natural-looking volume.” 

Heat and pull. Now it’s time to pull out a brush and raise the heat setting on your blow-dryer to its maximum temperature. “Make sure each chunk of hair you dry is pulled taut on your hairbrush.” Any brush should work; there’s “no need to get something fancy.”

Source: New York Daily News

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