Easy Tips for Blow-Drying Your Hair Properly

by:Jiali     2020-08-09
Are you sure you're blow-drying your hair properly? You really need to pay attention to the way you blow-dry your mane. Inasmuch as you use heat to style your locks, too much exposure to heat will rob your tresses of their essential moisture and leave them dry, dull and brittle. Hair dryers use heat to dry and help you style your hair; if you don't use your hair dryer properly, you risk sustaining heat damage on your locks.
What, then, is the right way to use your blow dryer? Here are a few easy tips that will help you enjoy the results that styling your mane with a hair blower can give you but without damaging your strands through excessive heat.

Squeeze excess water from your hair with a towel before blow-drying it. Blow-drying your mane while it's still dripping wet is not an effective way to dry it. It takes longer to dry your hair that way and you're exposing your tresses to heat longer than it is necessary. Don't rub your hair vigorously with your towel, though. Just gently squeeze the water out of your locks and pat it dry.
Apply a heat-protectant leave-on conditioner or serum prior to blowing your hair. The conditioner or the serum will moisturize your strands and, at the same time, shield them against too much heat. Moreover, the heat from the hair dryer will cause the conditioner to form a protective coat around your individual strands to prevent further damage.
Don't hold the nozzle of the hair dryer too close to your scalp. Allow a space of eight to ten inches from your scalp and the nozzle so your scalp won't burn. Also, if the air from your dryer feels too hot against your skin, more likely than not it's also causing stress on your hair. In that case, lower the heat setting on your dryer.
Invest in a professional-grade hair blower. A blow dryer designed for professional use will have multiple settings that will allow you to adjust your blow-drying according to your hair type and tolerance for heat. Such a dryer will also have many different features that will let you become more flexible in styling your tresses. Two features that your blow-dryer must have in particular are a diffuser and a cool-shot button. A diffuser will spread the heat evenly around your head while a cool-shot button will blow cold air on your tresses and lock your style in place.
When blow-drying your hair, make sure you use a hair brush with boar bristles if you have delicate hair and wooden bristles if you have thick hair. These types of bristles are gentler on hair and friendlier with hair dryers compared to brushes with plastic or metal bristles.

Hair is very susceptible to heat. This is why it is easier to style hair if heat is applied. However, too much heat is bad for the hair, causing it to become dry, dull and prone to breakage. To prevent your hair from sustaining heat damage, you must make sure that you use your hair dryer properly.
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