How to dry your hair like a Pro!
Added on 23rd May 2019
Therapi Co-Founder Katie gives her top tips for making the most out of blow drying your hair!
“There is nothing quite like the pleasure you get when you have just stepped out of a salon with that ‘new hair’ feeling! However, with some simple tips and the right products you can maintain that ‘salon feel' once you get home!” says Katie
- STEP 1 - MAKE THE WASH COUNT
A clarifying shampoo like the THERAPI Signature Cleanser cleans and removes any build-up of product so you may find you don’t need to wash your hair as often! I know, myself being a working mum of 4 any time that can be saved in the morning is a real bonus! I love the fact our products have a colour lock capability which means I can get longer out of my trips to the Salon saving both time and money!
- STEP 2 - THINK OF CONDITIONER AS A MOISTURISER
You would always apply a moisturiser after washing your face and that's where a good conditioner comes into your haircare routine. Applying a good Conditioner or Conditioning mask can really help repair the hair and add in moisture which can often be lost through daily drying and heat styling. The THERAPI Repairing Conditioner benefits from being left on for 2-4 minutes to really nourish your hair and then comb through with a wide tooth comb or one of our favourites the Tangle Teezer Wet Detangler.
- STEP 3 - STYLING YOUR HAIR - ALWAYS USE A HEAT-PROTECTOR
It’s so important to keep your hair protected from all that heat, so a styling protection spray is a must. You’ll notice that some sort of heat-protector is applied to your hair prior to every salon blow-dry – so make sure you do it at home too.
The THERAPI Strengthening Spray really is a wonder product! It acts like a leave in conditioner but comes with heat and UV protection so it’s a definite haircare essential!
- SAVE TIME BY LETTING YOUR HAIR 'AIR DRY'
Sometimes racing into drying your hair straight away can take longer than leaving it to dry naturally for a while! I leave mine in a hair towel and do some jobs, trying to make the most of every second I have! Letting it air dry will reduce the amount of heat exposure and generally save you time and effort. Section your hair into two and depending on how thick it is leave it until it’s about 70% dry before picking up your hairdryer. Thinner hair tends to loose volume quickly as it dries, so blow-dry your roots first to keep the volume.
- GIVE YOUR ROOTS EXTRA LIFT AT THE CROWN
To stop your hair from falling flat and achieve that big, bouncy blow-dry you need to create height at the crown. Do this by keeping the brush as close to the roots as possible and following it with the hairdryer, pull the hair upwards. Make sure you use small sections and thoroughly dry every section from the roots to the ends. A volume spray can help add hold without weighing hair down. Our THERAPI Volume spray is an award winner and works wonders to just gently lift those roots!
- FINISHING PRODUCTS
Applying a light spritz of a Shine spray or pulling some THERAPI matt styler through the ends of your hair will keep it in place and help give that ‘finished look!’ Salons always apply products to your finished style, but this is often a step that gets missed at home!
Finishing off your style can really add some hold and give your hair that Salon professional finish. The THERAPI Shimmer and Shine spray is great to mist over your finished style and give a beautiful sheen to even blonde hair!