8 Steps to a DIY Blow Dry

Master the art of bouncy hair at home.

Love a blow-dry? If you're looking to maintain that bouncy aesthetic between salon visits, then look no further! We’re here to equip you with all the skills and products to make 24/7 bouncy hair a reality! 

Take a look at our guide for bouncy, perfect locks using CLOUD NINE tools.

Bouncy blow dry

1. It’s all in the prep!

Before attempting a home blow-dry, your hair needs to be nourished beyond belief! Make sure you shampoo twice, this is the oldest trick in the hairstylist's book! The first washes, the second nourishes (and really scrub at that scalp we girls get through a lot of product which likes to live here!). Condition your hair with a moisturizing hair mask, this will help add moisture and elasticity back into your hair which will help put spring in your bouncy curls later!

2. Protect, Protect, Protect!

Unnecessary heat is not our hairs friend. 

In the salon, they will always prep your hair with a heat protectant, so make sure you carry this practice home with you! We recommend our Magical Potion, which will protect your hair from heat, tame frizz and flyaways, conditions, and much more!

3. Let it Airdry a bit

If your hair is dripping wet it’s going to take double the amount of time to dry! This is where most people find that their hairdryer suddenly turns into a 15kg kettlebell. Towel dry excess water with a microfiber towel and leave it for 10 minutes before getting to work. Don’t have the time to wait? No problem, our Magical Potion cuts drying time in half – we told you it was magic!

4. Boost your root!

If you’re going through all this effort of a home blow-dry, then you want the full oomph! Make sure you get plenty of extra volume in your roots by spraying in a volumizing spray. We recommended our Cloud Nine Amplify Spray, which will add volume and help your bounce stay around longer without leaving a sticky residue.

5. Use the right Tool

You don’t want to spend time only to be blowing static into your hair. Our Airshot Hairdryer uses Anti-static technology to reduce the amount of negatively charged particles, diminishing frizz and flyways and providing you with that high shine, silky blow-out aesthetic. Our Cool shot button also allows you to set that bounce in place for a long-lasting effect.

6. Switch up the Direction

Using a nozzle, dry your hair away from your face, back on itself, and then downwards will help your hair cuticles lie flatter, making it smooth at the root. Add those bouncy waves by Round brushing the mid-lengths and ends in alternating directions.

7. Make it last

Investing in a silk pillowcase might seem like the most ridiculous expense ever, but what if we told you they reduce frizz and friction and dramatically maintain your hairstyle overnight? They also have been proven to reduce wrinkles due to being anti-friction; that investment went from ludicrous to necessary! Another helpful tip to keep it in place overnight is to twist your curls into one or more buns and securing with a no-kink hair bobble.

8. Fake it till you make it!

Maybe you don’t have the time, or the patience to attempt a DIY blow-dry. Maybe you want that Blow-Dry looks very last minute? Then say hello to The O, the heated roller system that doesn’t make you look like a fluffy poodle but a blow-dried princess. The revolutionary rollers heat up in 4 seconds and get hotter in your hair before cooling right down to set, meaning you could have a faux blow-dry in 15 minutes!