A quick blow-dry can help turn your bad hair days to good hair days instantly. A blow dry not only gives you the freedom to style your hair the way you want, but also makes it manageable throughout the day.
However, since most of us have gotten into the habit of drying our hair frequently, we often fail to realise where we’re going wrong. But fret not ladies, we’re here to point out the blow-drying mistakes that are harming your hair.
- Not using heat protectants
- Using a dryer on wet hair
- Not parting your hair
- Using the wrong hairbrush
- Holding your dryer the wrong way
Not using heat protectants
Always use a heat protector while blow drying your hair. Using a heat protectant will prevent your hair from heat damage. A heat protectant adds moisture to your hair while forming a protective barrier while either blow drying or curling or straightening your hair. Remember to pick a heat protectant spray that suits your hair type.
Using a dryer on wet hair
When you use a dryer on wet hair, there are high chances of them burning and getting damaged. Therefore, let your hair lose at least 30-40 percent of moisture before you section them and start blow drying.
Not parting your hair
To avoid frizz, it’s best to section your hair before you start blow drying. Though sectioning can be time-consuming, it tends to make the blowout far more manageable and less frustrating.
Using the wrong hairbrush
For blow drying your hair, it’s ideal to use only ceramic round brushes. They are apt for curling your hair as well as for a straight hair blow out. The barrel of the brush heats up from the heat of the dryer and can act as either a curling iron or a flat iron. Whether you want your hair to appear straight or curly depends on the technique you use while blow drying. Ceramic brushes are great for all hair textures and lengths.
Holding your dryer the wrong way
Though we don’t pay much attention to the positioning of a hair dryer, it plays a very important role in the process of blow drying. Holding the dryer and pointing it to your hair won’t help you get a flawless blow dry. For your hair to look perfect, you need to know the distance from which you need to blow dry your hair. If the hair dryer constantly keeps touching your hair, it can gradually damage them.