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Three shortcuts to beat the blow-dry heat

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Don’t worry about overheating in the quest for perfectly-dried hair - our tricks and products for getting the best blow dry in the middle of summer will make it a total breeze.

Turning on your hairdryer in the middle of a heatwave seems counter-intuitive: blasting hot air anywhere near your already-overheating body is (almost) enough to make you skip using it altogether. But if you just don’t have the kind of hair that air-dries well, read these tips from award-winning hair stylist Paul Edmonds before you throw your dryer out of the window. 

Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Towel 

£28, HQHair.com

“Microfibre towels are great for soaking up water quickly,” says Edmonds. Aquis’s waffle-style towel works especially well on thick or textured hair, and minimises damage compared to a standard terrycloth towel.  

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Ecotools Ultimate Air Dryer Hair Brush

£9.99, Superdrug

For a speedier blow-dry, “flip your head upside down, then rough dry your hair using a vented brush for increased airflow,” says Edmonds. Finish with a round brush and a blast of cold air to cool down.  

Shuuemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker

£24.70, LookFantastic.com

“Spray this moringa-infused hair primer along the mid-lengths and ends before drying, combing it through,” says Edmonds. It will speed up your blow-dry time while hydrating, detangling and taming frizz. A true miracle worker.