Why run to the salon every time you need a sleek blow-out? We've got expert tips so you can do it at home for free! Now, if your hair is...
You need volume at the roots, so spritz damp strands with a hair-thickening spray. Then use a large, 3-inch-barrel round brush to blow-dry, wrapping large pieces of hair around the brush and aiming heat at the roots for extra lift.
Try Got2b Styl-tini 24 Hour Hair Thickener ($6).
To keep your hair bouncy when it's straight, apply a lightweight, flexible-hold gel onto wet hair before drying large sections with a standard, 2-inch round brush. It'll add body and shine—minus the crunchy feel
Try Warren-Tricomi Blue Gel ($17, warrentricomi.com).
Rollers are a great way to smooth and straighten hair—and they'll save your drier, coarse strands from the direct heat of a blow-dryer. Apply an oil treatment to dry hair; let stand 20 minutes, then wash and apply rollers. Once hair is dry, use a blower and round brush to smooth any kinks.
Try Philosophy Shear Splendor Restorative Weekly Hair Marinade ($20, philosophy.com).
Smooth wet ringlets with an anti-frizz fluid that contains shine-enhancing ingredients like jojoba oil or silicone. With a large round brush, dry hair in 3-inch sections; dry the hair around your hairline first to avoid gre?itas. Finish with a blast of cool air to each section to lock in the style.
Try Davines Momo Anti-Frizz Protective Fluid ($16: 866-DAVINES).
Here's a tip: For a super-smooth finish, get yourself a dryer with tourmaline in it. It'll dry hair faster and give it great shine!