A lot of clients ask me about managing their hair at home. Are lots of expensive products neccesary? How many brushes?
My answer is keep it simple, find one good product that does it all. Something ideally with hold, volume, shine and heat protection. I recommend asking your hairdresser the best brush to suit you. I like to use a paddle brush on longer hair and finish with a ceramic round brush. This will add velvety shine, smooth the ends and close down the cuticle of your hair. One of the most important factors of a good blowdry is using a nozzle on your hair dryer. This genuis addition will make your life easier as it directs the airflow. So many people don't use it, and although it's great for a quick blast off without a nozzle, it can make hair very difficult to actually style.
The direction of airflow is so important so when it's concentrated at the root pointing upwards it will add volume and lift, pointing downwards it will add shine and again close the cuticle. A good hairdryer is also essential and worth spending money on. The ghd air is a firm favourite for fine to normal hair. Alternatively if you have a head of thick, unruly hair the babyliss pro Italia brava has a turbo mode that will actually change your life.