The quick way to dry and texturize your hair
By: Carla Snuggs
Finger-drying is a quick way to style hair that relies on the heat released from your hands and can be used on all hair lengths. If you hair is dry or damaged, finger-drying is a great technique for you. Below, experts stylist and owner of Salon Vanity by Edmondo Blando, Edmondo Blando, shows you the simple steps to finger drying your hair and creating a super sexy fall hairstyle using the technique.
Hair Styling Tools
To finger-dry your hair, you will need:
1) Curl enhancers, mousse or volumizers. These products will give your hair the extra body needed to create a flawless style.
2) Diffuser: Diffusers are not as forceful as regular blow-dryers and they dry the hair faster without the mess.
How to Finger-Dry Your Hair
Add a curl enhancer, mousse or volumizer to damp hair. The hair should be saturated with the product.
Diffuse your hair. You’ll want to diffuse your hair with a natural scrunch. Try flipping your hair from side to side or flipping your hair upside down and giving the crown a lift by pulling at the root. Important: do not over dry the hair, it will cause frizz and fly-aways.
If you want more of a wave, put a small dab of curl cream, gel or mousse on your hands. Twirl your hair with your fingers.
Tip: When finger-drying your hair, try to minimize touching it. The more you touch your hair, the more texture it is going to remove. Finger-drying can work for most hair types: from thick and curly to thin and straight. Texture and density will determine how much product you need to use.
Finger-Dried Hairstyle: Take Off Your Sweater Look
A hairstyle that is huge this fall is the “take off your sweater look”. It leaves your hair looking like you just pulled your sweater off over your head. It’s a textured style with constructed waves that are minimal but modern. Using the finger-drying technique is the best wave to achieve this style for mid-length to long hairstyles.
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