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A dark-haired guy, blowdrying his hair.

How To


The basis of a great hairstyle.

A proper blow dry can leave hair looking shiny and healthy, with great body and movement. The trick is to be gentle and take the time that your hair deserves, or there will be real risk of losing that slick style. 

If you’re wondering how to blow dry hair, invest in a good quality hairdryer first. If yours is about as effective as a wheezy hand dryer, your hair’s not going to get the best from your blow dry.

Blow drying men’s hair works with a huge variety of hairstyles. It doesn’t matter if your cut's carefree and wild, high and tight or a punk mohawk: a good blow dry is almost as important as the product you use.  

  • A guy, sat on his bed, towel-drying his hair.


    Start with freshly-washed hair. Gently towel dry if your hair isn't curly. 

  • A guy holding a hairdryer


    Set your hairdryer to medium-high heat. Dry hair in the direction you want. 

  • A guy using a dryer to style his hair.


    Dry a section at a time, angling underneath longer hair to reach every strand.

  • A guy, sat on his bed, scooping out some Axe gel.


    Dab out a fingertip amount of Axe Messy Look: Flexible Paste. Apply through dry hair.