Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blow-Dry Boot Camp

Yesterday at my AmaZiNG school we had a Blow-Dry Boot Camp. We learned the different brushes & how to use them properly while drying the hair.

Paddle Brush
What is does: A paddle brush is great for many things! Every single one of us has one laying around somewhere in our house! Paddle brushes are great for straightening hair. This brush helps the hair lie flat on your head, with the least volume possible.
How to use: Start at the top of your head and smooth your hair around the curves of your head while apply heat from the blow dryer. Work your way down the back of your head by brushing the hair from left to right and right to left. 

Vent Brush
What it does: The vent brush lets air pass through it quicker, leading to a faster blow dry. However, it does not allow for much control of the hair, so this kind of brush is good, for example, if you want to quickly dry it to then use a curling iron.
How to use: Take down a section about the size of your brush, no bigger! Start wit the bristles facing you. Rock your brush towards the head and use the top couple of rows to grab the hair & brush forward. Keep the blow dryer about 5 inches away from the hair.

Round Brushes
What they do: Round brushes give curl and volume to the hair. The smaller the brush, the more volume you get, the bigger the brush, the less volume you get. Smaller brushes are best for short hair and larger brushes are best for longer hair.
How to use: Section horizontal partings in your hair, starting at the nape (the area under the protruding bone on your head). Using your pinky with the hand holding your hair dryer, pick up a small section and place the brush under the hair. For less volume, brush the hair down, for medium volume, brush the hair parallel to the floor, and for max volume, brush the hair straight up from root to ends.

Denman Brush
What it does: It smooths down the cuticle and makes the hair dry with a sleek look. It gives you that flat-iron look, but without the straightener.
How to use: Section hair the same width as the brush. Start with the bristles facing you & grab the hair with the top 2 rows of bristles.Make sure there is plenty of tension, that is what will straighten the hair to its maximum ability.

Have fun blow drying yours & your friends hair today!


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