You have a last-minute night out or you just feel like you’re having a bad hair day, whatever the reason, you want a bouncy blow dry, but you can’t get to the hairdressers, so you need to do a little DIY… This is one of the regular questions we get asked here at Macadamia “how do I do bouncy blow dry at home?”

This style can be a tricky one to recreate especially if you haven’t used a round brush before, so we are going to give you a few tips, but first you will need the following:

  • Comb
  • Section Clips
  • Round Brush
  • Volumiser spray
  • Hairdryer
  1. Wash your hair

Step 1, the most important step to achieving this style is to shampoo and condition your hair properly and with the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type; this Is the foundation of a bouncy blow out. Make sure you gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair. You can do this with a towel. If you are in a rush or have lots of hair, a quick blast with the hairdryer will get rid of any excess water but keep your hair slightly damp before you apply your styling products.

  1. Apply your volumiser

As the name suggests, this adds volume to your hair and helps keep your style in place.

  1. Start with sections

Grab your section clips, you won’t be able to do this with out them. Start by section your hair. Split it down the centre and then in to 4 equal parts, 2 at the back and 2 at the front. Work on one section at a time.

  1. Reach for the brush

You will need a round brush to add volume, these come in a variety of sizes, the smaller the brush the smaller the wave.

Start with one section and then take smaller sub section of hair underneath and work your way up. Hold the brush at the end of the hair and roll to around mid-length. You need to be very careful as your hair can easily tangle. It’s important to keep firm but gentle tension on the hair as you position and roll the brush.

For a little extra volume at the roots, simply lift the brush upwards at an angle away from the head.

Once hair is rolled apply a quick blast of heat and then leave to cool for a few seconds. Unroll and repeat.


  • Don’t damage your hair cuticles! Always hold the hairdryer parallel to your hair and angled downwards.
  • Don’t over dry the hair, as this can leave hair feeling dry and brittle.
  • Don’t tangle you hair in brush or you’ll be popping in for a bob!
  • And remember, practice makes perfect.

If all this sounds too daunting, then you could book yourself in for a bouncy blow with on of the team. Why not give them a call on 0151 420 5656 to make an appointment.

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