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Bobbie's 'blow-dry' buzz

After my "hair helpers" segment last week, lots of questions came in from viewers asking for the best blow-dry tips. Thanks to the many talented hair gurus I’ve had the chance to work with over the years — from Rita Hazan to our own TODAY stylist Laura Castorino — I have spotted a few tools to help tame your mane.Temperature control is key when it comes to a beautiful, bouncy blow-out. You w

After my "hair helpers" segment last week, lots of questions came in from viewers asking for the best blow-dry tips. Thanks to the many talented hair gurus I’ve had the chance to work with over the years — from Rita Hazan to our own TODAY stylist Laura Castorino — I have spotted a few tools to help tame your mane.

Temperature control is key when it comes to a beautiful, bouncy blow-out. You want to be sure the stream of air is hot enough, but not scorching. Leave it to Conair to create a new collection of Opti-Heat brushes that offer a sleek solution to overheating issues. The blue strip on the handle turns pink at optimum blow drying heat to prevent damage to your strands, while the brushes also hold heat longer, helping hair dry faster than usual ($9.99, CVS.com).

And a must-have for all stylists: T-Rex or Gator Clips, which help you to "divide and conquer" by securing your hair in sections to ensure an all-over dry. Unlike straight clips or the default plastic bands, they have "teeth" and a "jaw" hinge action to keep even the thickest, heaviest hair in place. ($7.50/ pack of 2 at SallyBeautySupply.com)

Last but not least, for those ladies looking for silky-straight locks, the Spring Grip Straightening Comb from Ray's Beauty is designed to get right to the roots. Usually a near impossible feat with most standard brushes — as it’s difficult to maneuver near the scalp, the sleek design allows you to keep tension even on your strands right at the base while blow-drying, resulting in a smooth, curl-free strands. ($7.99-9.99; Raysbeauty.com)