Friday, 27 December 2013

How to blow dry your hair in five minutes!

Don't you just freakin' love when something you see on Pinterest actually works and is super easy? Well hold on to your hats, I've discovered how to blow dry your hair with beautiful curls and waves in just five minutes flat.

I'd seen a cheats guide to a glossy, bouncy blow dry on Pinterest months ago, but finally got round to trying it myself. I have very thick, long hair and often find that doing a proper blow dry with a round brush can take forever and absolutely kills my arms, but I love adding volume and waves to my very straight hair. Quelle dilemma. Here's my step-by-step guide to doing a bouncy blow dry in five minutes.

  1. Tip your head upside down and rough blow dry your hair until 90% dry
  2. Separate your hair into two bunches 
  3. Tightly twist one section of hair away from your face
  4. Continue twisting until the entire length is tight from tips to the nape of your neck
  5. Blow dry the section while continuing to twist until hair is dry
  6. Release the section,but leave twisted
  7. Repeat with the other section of hair and allow both sections to cool completely
  8. Gently loosen the twists with your finger and spray with hairspray
There you go, a gorgeous blow dry in five minutes and none of the arm ache. Next time I'm going to try this with a sea salt spray to get extra volume and waves.

Have you tried the cheat blow dry?


By Carina Sullivan


  1. Ahh!! I'll be trying this and seeing if it works on curly hair!! I love finding out tips like this especially if it makes things easier!

    Layla xxx

  2. Hair twisting boob shot!

  3. I think this would work really well if you have layers in your hair. I don't have any at the moment so it looked nice at the end but in the middle just looked weirdly messy. I'll give it another try once I go get my hair cut.

    1. Hope it worked for you once you had your layers cut in!

  4. The ends of my hair ended up looking frizzy and kinky? Any way to avoid this?

    1. Make sure you're getting your hair cut regularly to keep ends sharp and use a serum or argon oil on damp hair before you blow dry, but not too much as it'll weigh down your hair. Hope that helps!


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