Straightening hair - step 2

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Step 2
Clip up the top half of your hair, parting it horizontally from ear to ear. Divide the bottom layer into four sections and, using a two-inch round brush, dry each one completely. Pull the brush slowly through your hair from underneath, and direct the nozzle of the dryer downward.

The best round brush: A combination of nylon and boar bristles creates the perfect amount of tension and smooths the hair as you dry it. Try Spornette Medium Porcupine Round Brush, $13;