Beauty: How To Blow-dry Long Thick Frizzy Hair + YouTube Tutorial

I have got such crazy hair.  Honestly, when people say they let their hair dry naturally, I turn green with envy.  If I were to do that, I would literally get this huge mane and a big fuzzy halo on top.

When I wash my hair, I always blow-dry it.  It’s not poker –straight, it just looks ‘natural’.  I would do this even if I were planning on curling or styling it in some other way after.

However, when I first started blow-drying the results were pretty disastrous!  It took time to figure out a technique that works on dry, thick and unruly hair.  I find it helpful to see how other people take care of their hair, and that’s how I finally figured out what to do on my own hair.  So in this post I’m going to share the products that I use and I’ve also done a YouTube video showing what I do!

ETI Hair Dryer

ETI Hair Dryer

This is a Salon quality hair dryer.  A really good hair dryer is the key to a good Blow Dry!  If you’re going to invest in any product for your hair it should be one of these!

WASHING (A long process!!)

Shampoo and Conditioner

I use clarifying shampoo every time I wash my hair.  It removes product build up and I find super-clean hair easiest to style.  At the moment it’s TRESemmé Deep Cleansing Shampoo

I then used two more Shampoos haha – A repairing shampoo the L’Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5 Extreme, and my purple shampoo is the Lee Stafford BLEAch BLondes SHaMPOO

The repairing conditioner I use is the Charles Worthington Longer & Stronger hair masque.

(Click here for my post on Purple Shampoo and Looking after Bleached / Ombre Hair)


Hair Styling Products

Heat Protection

TRESemmé Heat Defense Spray.  Love this stuff – protects up to 230 degrees C, which is great!  I use a LOT and it doesn’t weigh down my hair or make it sticky etc.


I don’t know if you’d even call this a serum.  It’s the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil, for colour treated hair.  I like to use it after style just to tame fly-away hairs and add a little shine to it.


I use the Denman D76 Large Hot Curling Brush, which is just a 1.9″ round brush!  This is really good quality though, the bristles don’t melt, and the barrel doesn’t get so hot that it burns your hair (this has happened to me before!)

I’m not sure what kind of comb this is, you can get them in most pharmacies.  It’s basically a wide-toothed comb with two sets of teeth!  A ‘detangler’ comb maybe?

As always, leave comments – let me know what you thought and if there’s anything else you’d like to see!

Click the video below to see how I Blow-Dry my hair!

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