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Speed Dry Your Hair: Save Time and Effort

If you blow dry your hair, I’m sure you know how long it can take. If your hair is extra thick or long, it feels like it takes forever to dry your hair. There is a way around this seemingly endless process, though: speed drying.

Yes! It’s really possible to blow dry your hair in as little as four minutes. This is perfect for those of you who oversleep and only have a short amount of time to get showered, dressed, primped, and out the door. And don’t worry, blow drying your hair won’t automatically fry it! You can avoid damaging your hair by using the proper heat protectants and the lowest heat settings on your hair dryer. So whether you’re going for a luxurious blowout at home or for a way to save a few minutes before work in the mornings, knowing how to speed dry your hair can be a lifesaver!

Cut Down Drying Time: Use the Right Hair Dryer the Right Way

Finding the best hair dryer for your hair needs is so important. Understanding the best way to use your hair dryer to its fullest potential will give you the results you crave!

  • A strong, powerful blow dryer will produce a lot of air which will get your hair dry faster. Hair dryers at professional salons are likely much larger than the ones you’ve used at home. You don’t have to get yourself a massive industrial blow dryer. Find a handheld one that works for you.
  • A good blow dryer plays a huge part in getting the volumized look you want in your styles. Blow dry your hair while pulling your paddle brush away from your scalp. This will lift your roots and give your hair volume.
  • Separate your hair into sections and blow dry them, focusing first on the sections around your face and on your crown. You can also start on the top of your hair and work your way down if that method is more comfortable for you.
  • When using a rounded brush, focus the air from your hair dryer on the hair that is being spun. The heat will reach the hairs within the bristles of the brush and give it body and volume. This makes the drying process much shorter.
  • Don’t use your blow dryer on its highest heat setting. If you’ve gotten yourself a fancy, powerful hair dryer, you don’t need to use excessive heat to dry your hair because this can damage it. By using the low or medium settings on your blow dryer, your hair will get dry while staying smooth!

Speed Dry Blowout Tips from the Professionals

Drying your hair while giving it a blow out at the same time doesn’t have to take up your entire morning. I tell my clients who love a good salon blowout that they can use these tips to achieve a beautiful blowout at home! This method is super effective on second-day hair, but it can also be implemented during your speed dry session! 

  • Always apply heat protectant serum to your hair first!
  • Pull the top portion of your hair up and out of the way.
  • Wrap the bottom of your hair underneath itself into a large pin curl. Pinning your hair this way will only take seconds once you’ve gotten the hang of it.
  • After your hair is wrapped underneath, let it cool down before you style it further.
  • Part your hair extremely far over on whichever side you prefer for added volume and continue blow drying and pinning the ends of your hair into curls.
  • Once the bottom of your hair has been entirely pinned, take down the top part of your hair that you have pulled up and give it that severe side part.
  • Repeat the second and third steps on this portion of your hair!
  • Gently brush out your hair after it’s completely cooled down. A hair brush with wide bristles will gently pull your curls apart and make them soft, bouncy, and glamorous.
  • If you’ve got extra time, secure the flat nozzle attachment to your hair dryer. Blow drying each separated section of hair on both the top and bottom while brushing it away from your roots is the final touch for a perfect blowout.

How to Cut Down Drying Time on Long and Thick Hair

If you’ve got luscious, thick or long hair, you probably get compliments all the time. Some women pay a lot of money for big, full-bodied hair. But you know having very voluminous hair isn’t all fun and games. Blow drying thick or long hair can take a very long time. Luckily, you can cut that time down to a fraction.

  • Let your hair air dry first. Blow drying hair that’s at least 30 percent dry already won’t take nearly as long as trying to dry it when it’s soaking wet.
  • Gently dry your hair with a soft towel or t-shirt to keep it from getting frizzy. You may feel weird drying your hair with a shirt, but trust me, it works and your hair will look so much smoother if it isn’t rubbed against a towel.
  • Apply a serum or lotion to your hair and comb it out. Don’t apply too much product to your roots or it will become oily.
  • Leave your combed hair alone for about 10 minutes, but not long enough for your hair to become too dry. You can grab a bowl of cereal or check Instagram!
  • Brush your hair starting at your hairline to get rid of any cowlicks.
  • Apply another smoother that will give you a sleek finish while protecting your hair from the heat of your blow dryer.
  • Use a round ceramic brush while you blow dry. These brushes conduct heat and act hand in hand with your hair dryer to give your hair that gorgeous blown out look in a shorter amount of time.

It Doesn’t Have to Take Forever

Blow drying your hair can be a chore. With these tips, you can get the perfectly blown out, blow dried look in record time. You can treat yourself to occasional trips to the salon for professional washes and blowouts, but there’s no need to spend your precious time or hard-earned money on frequent visits when you can speed dry and get the same effect at home in as little as four minutes!


From the author:

My name is Amanda Cooper, and I’ve spent the last seven years of my life as a stylist in Orange County, California helping women like you feel confident about their hair. One of the most important parts of maintaining beautiful hair is using great hair products. That’s why I’m excited to tell you that there are great shampoos and conditions for YOUR hair. I’ve helped hundreds of women find the perfect hair products for them, and I can help you, too. It’s easy… and I’ll be here to guide you every step of the way.

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