- Hang dry. You'll get the best blow dry if you don't start with soaking strands. Use your fingers to dry hair to about 80 percent, then it's time to go in with a brush to style.
- Protect and defend. If you've got coloured hair (like Kim's slight ombré ends), you'll want to spritz your hair with a heat protectant first. Try running a dab of Aveda Smooth Infusion Smoother ($39.95) through each section before applying heat.
- Bypass tangles. Sure, the professionals may wield a round brush with ease, but it's harder to maneuver the curves alone especially with lengthy hair like Kim's. Instead find a paddle brush with a curved base. That way you can still get a slightly rounded shape and volume without the tangles and contortionism.