5 need-to-know steps for a better DIY blow-dry

Expert Tricks For A Better At-Home Blow-Dry - Miranda Kerr

These insider tips will change your blow-dry game

New Idea Contributing Editor / November 20 2017

We do it most days, but are we doing it right? Let’s all learn from the master of the blow-dry, Anthony Nader, who’s worked the tresses of supermodels such as Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr. Follow these steps and you’ll nail your at-home blow-dry every time.


Use serum wisely

If you like to use a hair serum, always apply to damp hair strands and then blow-dry. This absorbs far better than on dry hair, and in turn, the sheen looks more red carpet worthy, which is always key to great-looking hair. Try Pure Hair Food Feed Your Hair Smoothing Serum.

Pure Hair Food Feed Your Hair Smoothing Serum


Attach the nozzle…

…To the end of your hairdryer for a more polished and professional finish. The narrow nozzle targets the airflow to sculpt your strands perfectly to your brush size. We like Parlux 3200 Ceramic & Ionic Compact Hairdryer.

Parlux 3200 Ceramic & Ionic Compact Hairdryer


Don’t overload your strands

This is vital for a longer-lasting style, as too much product will weigh down your hair and also become dirtier quicker. Less is more!


Hold off on using your brush to smooth strands until the end

We all love a short cut and, most importantly, saving time. So, to speed up your drying time, shake your hair dry with your fingertips for at least 80 per cent of the blow-dry, before you start your brushwork. Your arms will thank you too. Brush we recommend: Brushworx Tourmaline Boar Bristle Radial Brush.

Brushworx Tourmaline Boar Bristle Radial Brush


Go easy on the hairspray

Use strong hairspray minimally – opt for just a little at the time when you need to give your hairstyle a punch of staying power. Steer clear of heavy lacquers, ladies, or you could end up with a ‘helmet head’! We love L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Normal Strength Hairspray.

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Normal Strength Hairspray

Prefer a more fuss-free hairstyle? Try these hair hacks for when you're in a hurry.

Head to newidea.com.au for more hair advice from the New Idea beauty team.

Do you have any tips and tricks for mastering an at-home blow-dry? Share with us below!

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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.