For many of us, the idea of curling your hair seems like a daunting task. After blow-drying your hair, the last thing you want to do is spend another 30 minutes — or more — fussing over it with a hot tool. There is a common misconception that you can only create curls with a curling iron, however contrary to popular belief, there is actually a way to create curls with a blowdryer and a round brush. Read on to find out how:
First, remove excess moisture with a towel then follow up by rough drying hair. Simply use your fingers along with the blowdryer in order to take out 50-70% the moisture (this will change based on your hair type - more for fine/straight, less for thick/curly). This will make the following styling process quicker and easier.
Next, dry your hair in sections as you style with a round brush. Sectioning your hair while blowdrying will speed up the process and will make it easier to create a curl. Pro tip: holding your round brush in different ways while drying will create different effects. Holding your brush vertically will create more of a wave— those loose curls that you’ve been dying to achieve. Holding the brush horizontally will give your hair more volume— say goodbye to flat and drab hair days.
Using different size round brushes will create different size curls. As a rule of thumb round brushes over about 2 inches will give you large, voluminous waves, while brushes under 2 inches will create smaller, yet still bouncy curls.
Once you’re done blow-drying your hair, then you’re ready to go! This crucial, time-saving tip will put an end to chaotic mornings will little to no styling time. Just make sure to invest in a solid brush and you’ll be out the door in no time.