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How-To Get a Bouncy Blow-Dry At Home

With our eyes firmly set on summer, it’s time to start embracing one of the key looks for the season: big hair. The watch word in style at the moment is definitely volume – and big, bouncy and natural-looking blow dries are the key to achieving this look.

You may think that a hairdryer and rollers are all you need to create volume, but without the right products, your volume will soon drop. The key to making your style last through the day and into night? Holding products. However, you need to be careful to choose ones that won’t add unnecessary weight to your hair. That’s why we love these Redken products designed specifically for creating and – most importantly – keeping serious volume.

As with all good styles, the process for big volume starts in the shower. Prep the hair by washing and conditioning with Body Full. This one-two pairing leaves hair clean, conditioned and moisturised, but doesn’t weigh hair down with a heavy residue – even on fine hair textures.

Once you’re out of the shower, it’s time for one of our all time favourite products, the Pillow Proof Express Primer. Just spritz this throughout your hair after towel drying and work it through with your fingers thoroughly. It not only gives heat protection against the highest temperatures; this little bottle of wonder spray sets your style overnight – up to 24 hours. And did we mention that it also cuts down on blowdrying time time? We know, impressive stuff.

If you want to go all out on volume, the key is to build your products into hair while it’s still damp. Never add too much after hair is dry, as this is when products can start to weigh down styles. Pump in some root lift that boosts your style right from the scalp with Rootful. Just a small amount directly at the root, worked in with a swift finger tip scalp massage, gives immediate lift without creating any crispiness.

Finally, follow it up with the Instant Bodifier, applied from the midlengths to the ends of your hair. We recommend spraying this liquid-to-foam formula into the hands before applying throughout strands lightly and evenly. This is the product that will hold your style, like a modern-day mousse without the crunchy texture.

Okay, now it really is time to grab that dryer. For extra volume, pop some large rollers in at the roots, or simply grab your round brush and start drying. For the bounciest blow-out, drag your round brush upward from the root and in the opposite direction you want it to lay down. Smooth the brush and hairdryer throughout your hair piece by piece, until you’re left with a head full of bouncing curls.

Still not sure you can tackle the big hair challenge at home? Pop into your local Regis and ask about our Blow Dry Menu. Say goodbye to limp hair, and let the pros give you gorgeous volume in just 30 minutes.

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