STEP 1: After applying a straightening balm to damp hair (we like Bumble and Bumble Straight), create four equal sections — two in front and two in back. Clip the front ones up and pull the back ones forward.
STEP 2: To blow a back section straight, tilt your head forward, place a paddle brush an inch below the roots to hold them taut and aim the dryer above the brush for a few seconds.
STEP 3: Next, pull the brush forward around your neck (this curving motion creates body), placing the dryer in front of it until you reach the ends. Repeat until dry.