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Even if you regard your short, curly hair as a wash-and-go style, you still like to mix it up every once in a while. When that’s the case, you can blow out your hair using a round brush and some special hair-drying techniques to create a smooth hairstyle that helps you switch up your look. Since your hair is short, you’re only minutes away from fabulous when you blow out your hair.
Start With Styling Products
Since your hair is curly, you need a few products to reduce frizz and enhance hold. For a combination that gives you control, work a pea-size amount of styling cream mixed with a dime-size amount of hair gel. The styling cream will help to prevent your hair from becoming crunchy from the gel.
Use a medium heat setting and speed to blow dry your hair. Work to focus the airflow on your roots, running your fingers through your hair and lifting your hair at the roots. If you want your hair to curl under slightly, twist your hair in small sections as you dry your hair. Drying your roots first helps to give you extra volume and creates the perfect amount of dryness for you to smooth the rest of your hair.
Your blowout is complete when you use a small round brush about the size of a lipstick tube. This brush is small enough to smooth and straighten short, curly hairs. A ceramic brush is best because it will hold heat as you move the dryer with it. Start the brush at your roots to lift your hair, and turn the brush to smooth your curly hair. Take care not to let the hair dryer touch your hair -- you could singe your hair if you aren’t careful. Follow the brush with your hair dryer on a lower, fan-speed setting, allowing your ends to become dry. You can use the brush on the front portions of your hair to frame your face.
If you tend to have short, curly hairs that won’t straighten despite your round-brushing efforts, tame them with a little styling wax post blow-out. Rub a little of the wax between your fingertips to warm it up, then run your fingertips over the out-of-control hairs, smoothing and blending them in with your surrounding hairs, typically around your hairline.