Blow drying is probably something one does daily. We all wish to have celebrity like hair that shimmers in the sunlight. Nonetheless, most of us end up making grievous mistakes that leave our hair looking like a mess. That’s why a home blowout never looks perfect like a salon one. Fortunately, all is not lost. Knowing the right tricks will get you that perfect blowout.
Here are some mistakes you are probably making and how to fix them.
Using the Wrong Type of Hair Dryer
Unfortunately, most of us end up using the wrong dryer not meant for our hair types. A wrong hair dryer could end up drying out your hair, causing it to weaken. Over time, the hairline recedes. Before purchasing any dryer, look for recommendations from a salonist or a hair care expert.
Skipping on the heat protectant
Before putting any heat on your hair, it is essential to use a protective product. This could be a serum, spray or even a lotion. Using heat protection is not only meant for certain hair types. It should be used on every type of hair whether curly or straight to avoid frizz. Luckily, there are some leave in conditioners for less than $20.
Not blow-drying in the right direction
Blow drying requires one to use 2 different techniques. When drying at the roots, ensure that the dryer is in the opposite direction of which the hair falls. If the hair is part to the left, blow it out to the left. Take the opposite approach when drying the ends. Blow In a downward direction around the brush to ensure maximum smoothness.
Using your dryer on very wet hair
If your hair is soaking wet, you need to wait before blow drying it. This means that your hair should be partly dry before drying it out. Styling your hair when it’s too hot will only put twice the effort and damage on the hair. Let your hair air dry if you have the time. If you’re in a rush, blot your hair first to remove excess water. Avoid brushing wet hair to avoid breakage.
Using a hair dryer setting that is too high
There are different heat levels on your dryer. You should adjust the levels to suit your hair’s condition and texture. High heat is only suitable for coarse or thick hair or to remove excess moisture when the hair is wet. Move the dryer in different directions to avoid focusing on one section of the hair for a long time. Low setting is great for fragile or thin hair.
A low setting should also be used if one’s hair is damp and not wet to prevent over drying. The cool shot button seals the cuticle and adds a long lasting shine.
You’ve probably made one or two of these mistakes when blow drying your hair. Using a heat protectant, sectioning my hair and setting the dryer in the correct levels has helped me achieve tremendous results with my hair. Try the tips listed above to get a glossy, shiny mane.