How To Curl Your Hair With A Blow Dryer and Add Volume – Tips

I personally love curls, maybe because I was born with straight hair. Yet, every time I see someone at a pub, party, or family gathering with beautiful curls, I crave to get my hair done as well.

My constant aversion to hot rods and straighteners had me stuck with very few hairstyling options. The fact that curling irons damage hair never gave me the guts to try them!

These hot devices kill the natural hair moisture and shine. I noticed my friend’s hair getting all dried up and having split ends at the cost of frying her hair with styling gadgets regularly.

This led me to figure out other ways to get those lovely curls. Something that would give me beautiful curls to last through the party and not harm my locks. After diverse experiments, I figured that the blow dryer and round brush combo to curl my straight cum wavy hair actually works.

I was over the moon with the fabulous results and the compliments I received at my cousin’s wedding reception.

The key point about the whole process was doing it the right way. Therefore, I have compiled both the things necessary and the step-by-step process to get your hairs curled harmlessly. The steps are somewhat elaborate for you to get it absolutely right at the very first attempt.

Things You’ll Need

  1. Comb
  2. Hairbands/ pins/ clips
  3. Water filled in an old hair spray bottle.
  4. Round curling hairbrush
  5. A blow dryer
  6. Light Hairspray 

10 Detailed Steps to get gorgeous curls using a blow dryer


Step 1: Take your hairbrush and comb your hair meticulously. You need to ensure that your hair is detangled well. Start from the roots and brush till the ends.

  • Often those with long hair tend to miss/skip brushing the hair ends. Maximum hair knots form in the ends. So, take note that the hair ends are knot-free.

Step 2: Divide your hair into various sections. In order to maintain the sectioning, you can use hair bands, clips, or pins. It depends on your preference and whatever you have at hand.

Step 3: You will need to lightly wet your hair. Don’t end up soaking your hair under a tap! Follow the below tips for convenience.

  • Make use of an old empty hair spray bottle. Fill it with water.
  • Take a section of your hair that you wish to curl.
  • Spray only the selected hairs with water.
  • Avoid spraying all your hair. The reason is that, by the time you finish curling one hair section, the rest of the hair will dry off.

Step 4: Now, it’s time for the curling round brush. Take the brush and place it right where your hair ends.

  • I would repeat about combing your hair section again. Remember, if you don’t comb well before using the round hair curling brush chances are that your brush will get stuck in the hair leading to unwanted hair breakage.

Step 5: Roll the round brush along with the hair section from the bottom to the top. The brush angle will be somewhat horizontal while doing this step. The brush angle will change in step 7

  • Do not clutter all your hair in one place of the brush. Instead, flatten and spread the hair equally to smoothly roll it up around the round brush. This will also help avoid tangling the brush along with the hair when rolling out.

Step 6: Hold the rolled-up hair close to your head. Switch on the hairdryer and tune it on medium heat. Blow on the hair gently.

Step 7: This is a tricky step and you have to be very careful while doing it. You need to hold the brush at an angle that points towards your head and then slowly roll open the hairs.

  • After unraveling the hair from the round brush, let it sit twirled up until it cools off while you finish with all the other sections of your hair. This will help keep your hair curly for a longer duration.

Step 8: Follow Steps 3-7 religiously in all the rest of the hair sections.

Step 9: Once you are finished curling all the hair. Shake your hair a little and let those twirls unfold into beautiful curls.

Step 10: Use your favorite mild hairspray. This will help set your curls. With that, your hair’s all done.

Time to head out to the party and set the stage ablaze with some glamorous hot curls!

Do you have any such tricks up your sleeve? I would love to hear you share your personal hair styling methods which don’t damage the hair.