“My arm muscles are made for 10% texting, 30% Instagramming and 60% blow drying.” Phew!

The blow dryer has a special place on every girl’s beauty shelf. Whether you’re travelling, getting ready for a date night or you just got out of the shower, the blow dryer is the first thing you turn to for perfectly styled hair. From drying your hair to creating a bouncy look, a blow out a day keeps messy hair at bay.

If you’re a regular with the blow dryer, then by now, you’ve probably seen the cool temp button on your gadget. But have you ever used it? Well, if the answer is NO, then let us tell you that you haven’t reaped all the benefits of a blow dryer till date. Wondering what the cool air button is for? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about when to use hot air and cold air while blow drying your hair.

Hot vs Cold
 

Hot vs Cold

The hot temperature on your blow dryer is used to alter your hair, from straight to curly and curly to straight.  However, the temperature also depends on the texture of your hair. If you have thicker, coarser hair, then you need a higher temperature to work your strands, whereas if you have finer hair, then you may want to keep the heat at a lower temperature so as to avoid further damage.

Since heat-styling tools are known to cause damage to your hair—be it a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron, it is important to use the cold temperature on your blow dryer in order to maintain the health of your tresses. Cool air literally helps cool your hair down, seals the cuticle of the hair shaft and locks the style into place.

So, while hot air alters your hair, cool air locks the newly manipulated style into place. And that sums it up for you!