Three Steps to a Better Blow-Dry
Frizz can turn your summer 'do from fab to frazzled. Here's help.
STEP 1: SQUEEZE, NOT RUB"After you shampoo and condition, don't rub your hair with a towel—this causes frizz," says Jenny Balding, hairstylist at New York's Cutler salon. "Instead, squeeze-dry gently to lessen drying time." Hair should be at least 30% dry before you whip out the dryer.
STEP 2: BUST A MOVEMove your dry time out of the steamy bathroom. "The humid post-shower air will cause hair to frizz before you even start up the dryer," Balding says. Then, apply an anti-frizz serum before you begin heat-drying. I like Tresemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth ($8, tresemme.com).
STEP 3: FIND YOUR ANGLESnap a nozzle attachment onto the end of your dryer, and hold the blower at a 45-degree angle while you brush with a boar-bristle round brush. Finish with a few drops of an emollient finishing serum, like Aveda Brilliant Finishing Gloss ($28, aveda.com).