4 Ways to Cut Down on Blow Dry Time

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No one wants to take an hour to blow-dry their hair. Here are the best ways to shorten up your styling time and get your gorgeous locks out the door quickly.

Air Dry as Much as Possible


Your hair won’t hold a style until it is 80-percent dry, so why waste time (and jeopardize the health of your hair) blow-drying it to that point? It’s best to towel-dry and then get ready for work, do your makeup, have breakfast, etc., before beginning to blow-dry your hair.

Invest in a Professional Dryer


The fact of the matter is, the quality of your blowdryer matters. Salon-quality dryers have heat control and power settings to help dry hair faster. Heat control is very important, so look for a dryer that has multiple heat settings along with low and high power settings. We like the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 ($300). It blows hair dry at 80 miles per hour, is lightweight and has ion settings to keep hair smooth or add more volume.

Use a Concentrator 


Most dryers come with an airflow concentrator for a reason. They help direct the heat down the hair shaft, which helps push the water out of the hair quicker than rough-drying hair. Not only that, but this method also helps cut down on frizz.

Try New Products

There are now styling products that help speed up blow-dry time, too. The KMS CALIFORNIA Free Shape Quick Blow Dry ($20) cuts drying time by 50 percent when applied to damp hair and helps to protect your hair from the heat styling itself.

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