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the perfect blow dry

THE PERFECT BLOW DRY

Cheat your way to a salon-quality blow dry at home...

There is nothing better than walking out of the salon with the perfect blow dry and contrary to what you might think, it is possible to achieve the perfect salon blow-dry in your own home.

Take the advice of ghd global brand ambassador, Adam Reed and achieve that shiny, bouncy blow-dry at home - using the new ghd helios™ hair dryer.

ADAM’S TOP TIPS:

ghd ambassador Adam Reed

For the perfect blow-dry, make sure your hair is about 85% dry before you start styling with your dryer.

Dry your hair on a low heat setting and only use the hotter setting for the finishing touches.

Once you’re done styling, seal the hair using the cool setting for a super-smooth look.

Don’t be scared of using a large radial brush. Go for a bigger brush and you’ll find that you’ll get a perfect finish and great movement in the hair.

Many women move the dryer up and down over each section of the hair, or just hold the dryer in one place - that’s wrong! Continually follow the brush with the nozzle of the dryer facing in the direction of the brush - drying from root to tip.

HOW TO

STEP ONE:

Prep hair with the ghd root lift spray, starting at the roots and then combing through the ends.

step one: prey hair with ghd root lift spray

STEP TWO:

Next, lightly mist ghd heat protect spray all over the hair - lifting the hair as you go to ensure even coverage.

step two: apply ghd heat protect spray

STEP THREE:

Start at the base, using the ghd ceramic vented radial brush size 4 and move the brush a long the hair, following closely with the ghd helios™ hair dryer. The nozzle of the dryer should always follow the brush continually, facing the direction of the brush. Go over the same section several times until fully dry and smooth.

step three: work a ghd ceramic radial brush through sections of your hair, following with the ghd helios

STEP FOUR:

Work from the nape up to the top of the hair, always drying on a medium setting and smoothing each section with a cool blast at the end. Keep your thumb on the cool button, so as you’re drying your thumb is pushing on the cold air to seal the cuticle. This gives amazing shine, longevity in the blow-dry and incredible hold.

step four: use the cool shot once each section is dry to lock in your style

STEP FIVE:

Finally, get rid of flyways. Apply ghd final fix hairspray on fingers (never apply hairspray directly onto your hair!) and gently press the hairspray onto the roots using your palms. Start at the parting and then smooth out.

step five: use ghd final fix spray on your fingers to smooth down any flyaways

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