Make some suds in your tresses with a mild shampoo. Rinse, and follow with a conditioner. Avoid coating your roots with conditioner or you hair will be limp when it's dry.
Pat your hair dry with a towel to absorb excess water. For a longer mane, wrap your hair in a towel and squeeze the towel from the outside to rid your hair of water.
Run a wide-tooth comb through your strands to make sure there are no tangles lurking. Spray-on a heat styling protectant spray to prevent heat damage from the blow dryer. Apply any other styling products you normally use such as a volumizing spray or a anti-frizz serum.
Divide and conquer your strands by clipping sections off with butterfly clips. First, clip the front, sides and back into separate sections. Twist the hair sections to make them easier to clip. Then, divide the front into three sections and the sides and back into two sections each.
Unclip a section at a time, working from back to front. Wrap each section of unclipped hair around a round, ventilated brush and pull it at 45-degree angle away from your scalp. Don't leave any slack. This might be a mite uncomfy, but totally worth it for the results.
Hold the dryer nozzle at a downward angle, where the heat blows down the strands and into the brush. Keep the dryer nozzle at least an inch away from the surface of your hair to avoid heat damage.
Wait about 10 seconds after drying each hair section before unwinding it from the brush. Patience, girl -- this will help your hair hold its style. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 with the rest of the hair sections.
Spritz your newly-styled 'do with a light coating of hairspray to hold the style. Voila -- you're done!
Natural bristle brushes are more gentle on the hair than synthetic ones.
For faster results, blow dry your hair before sectioning until it's about 80 percent dry, then, clip it into sections and finish drying.
After letting your tresses rest on the round brush, blast them with a cool shot from your dryer to aid in holding the style.
Before you spray your tresses with hairspray, beware of any frizzies. If you spray them, you will preserve them.
Never rub your hair with a towel -- it's a surefire way to damage the outer layer of your hair and cause frizzing.