An mature client with beautiful hair came in the other day. She has been getting her hair done by a professional for a long time. She admitted something embarrassing. Toward the end of her blowout, she said (a little sheepishly) that she just realized what the nozzle on the end of the blow dryer was for! She said that for years at home, every time she bought a blow dryer she would just throw it in the trash.
Its embarrassing to admit you don’t know something. But that is the surest way to grow.
Here is a brief explanation of what that ‘nozzle’ is and how to use it.
Most blowdryers (even the store-bought ones) will come with at least ONE attachment called a concentrator. Some will include several different attachments. Basically, a concentrator focuses the stream of hot air leaving your blowdryer onto a very small section, instead of letting it spread out. When you want a good salon-style blowout (WHO DOESN’T?!), you definitely NEED this simple tool.
After you’ve mostly dried your hair (about 75-80% dry), you need the air to be more focused to avoid frizz. As you learn to use a round brush, you need that air stream focused on only the hair in your brush. Using tension to gently stretch the hair, the concentrator eases your hair into the right position as you dry the base and mid-shaft of your hair, instead of blowing air EVERYWHERE. As you work your way to the ends of your hair, the concentrator aids in keeping the ends firmly in your round brush, for a polished, smooth finish. My client will never throw out her concentrator again…neither should YOU 🙂