How to Blow Dry Your Hair
Every time we hear that heat is bad for our hair, some of us consider taking time off our hair blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. For those of us who actually do take breaks from our heat styling tools, our hair may feel healthier for some time. However, at the same time, our hairstyle might suffer. If you have tried to go without your blowdryer, you may have run into some problems like limp locks or frizzy hair. If you blow dry your hair correctly, you can keep your hair healthy, without having to run out the door with dripping wet hair.
1. Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo. This will help protect your hair from any dryness caused by heat styling tools.
2. Towel dry your hair just enough so the hair isnít dripping wet. Wrap your towel around your head and squeeze any wetness out. Donít rub your hair, as it can cause frizziness and split ends.
3. Separate your hair into sections. Donít tip your head upside down to blow it dry. Instead, when your hair is wet, apply a small amount of thermal heat protection from your roots to your tips. Use a round brush, or flat paddle brush, and blow dry your hair in a downward motion. You want your cuticle to lay flat.
4. Use your hair blow dryer, blowing upward to stand your roots up, or blowdry in a downward motion to dry the roots. Next, dry the nape of your neck using a round brush and blowing downward. Move to the sides of your head, leaving the crown of your head for last.
5. To create volume, lift up your hair at the crown of your head with a brush. Separate your hair into small sections, and use your brush like a hot roller. Heat up each section with the blow dryer. Once dry, use the cool shot setting on your dryer to close the cuticle and get the most volume. Set style with a finishing spray
If you can, take some time off from blow drying if you can, maybe on the weekends. But following a few simple tips, you can have healthy hair and use a hair blow dryer too.