Hair drying may seem like the easiest part of your hair care routine as there is no scope for mistake. But is it as simple as grab a blow-dryer, plug it in and blast the heat? We think not, in fact how you dry your hair has a lot to do with how your hairstyle looks. You may not even realise you’re making these mistakes, therefore read on to find out what they are...
- Rubbing your towel aggressively
- Leaving your hair wrapped in the towel for too long
- Brushing wet hair
- Not using heat protection
- You start from the back of your head
Rubbing your towel aggressively
Just because you’ve been towel drying your hair aggressively all your life does not mean you should continue to do so. After a wash your hair is prone to breakage and any harsh action can lead to hair breakage, damage and frizz.
Leaving your hair wrapped in the towel for too long
Wrapping your hair into a towel turban to absorb excess water is completely fine. However, leaving it on for too long isn’t. Tying wet hair up away from the scalp for a prolonged period of time can be quite damaging for your locks in the long run.
Brushing wet hair
Combing or brushing your hair when its wet is probably one of the worst things you can do your hair. Yes you want to get rid of all the tangles in your hair but wait till its dry or if you can’t at least use a wide tooth wooden comb.
Not using heat protection
Before jumping on to flat irons, curling rod or blow dryer think of all the heat your precious hair has to bear. Using hair styling tools on a regular basis, ruins the health of your hair, making it look frizzy and damaged. Always use a heat protection spray before styling your hair.
You start from the back of your head
Your hairline and crown area dries quicker than that at the back. Therefore, if you start blow drying from the back, by the time you reach the front section, you hair has already dried into frizzy wisps. Start at the temples, hairline and crown and then gradually move towards the nape.