How to Blow Dry Hair
The right haircut / hairdo can make anyone look more beautiful. And the wrong hairdo can make even a very pretty face look unattractive. This is why styling your hair is very important. Even the greatest haircut won't look very good if your hair is dull. Unfortunately, hair is very easy to damage. There are a lot of things that affect our hair: environment, humidity, a bad shampoo, and, of course, blow drying. We are always in rush which is why hair dryer is such an irreplaceable thing. There are a few simple rules you need to follow to keep your hair healthy.
You may need:
- hair dryer and a diffuser application;
- hair brush;
- hair setting spray;
- hair setting gel or wax / mousse for your hair;
- round hair brush;
- hair rollers.
Wash your hair
If you often blow dry your hair, you need to make sure you have a good hair conditioner. 2 in 1 shampoo & conditioner won't do, you should have shampoo and a hair conditioner in separate bottles. Shampoo opens and clears hair cuticles, conditioner closes them. It doesn't have to be the same brand, they only make you believe it so you buy the whole line. Pick a shampoo that works for you, pick a conditioner that makes your hair smooth and a mask that nourishes and moistens them. Once you wash your hair, wrap the towel around your head so it absorbs the moisture. In a few minutes start blow drying.
Take off the towel, use a brush or a comb to part your hair. You should be very careful brushing wet hair - it is very fragile when it's wet. Once you part it, start brushing. Work from the tips up. Take a section of your hair with a brush, move the brush through it and drive a blow dryer along it: a brush should be followed by an air stream.
Use a special mode
The lower the air stream temperature, the easier it is on your hair. If you are not in rush, use a cool air mode. Make sure the air steam is pointed inwards, so the upper layers of your hair aren't frizzy. You may want to use a special hair spray to protect your hair before blow drying. If you want to curl your hair, use hair rollers when your hair is almost dry and complete blow drying it. Or simply use a round hair brush to curl tips.
Use a diffuser
Hair diffuser helps to protect your hair too, besides, it is a very helpful application if you want to create volume. Attach a diffuser to the hair dryer. To blow dry your hair using a diffuser you need to cup a section of your hair (closer to the roots) with the diffuser, and wait till the section gets dry. If it takes too long, try moving hair dryer in slow circular motions.
- Don't rub your hair with a towel too hard: if you disturb hair cuticles it may look frizzy when it dries.
- Don't comb your hair when it's completely wet, let them dry a bit first.
Everyone knows how to blow dry their hair, but not everyone knows how to blow dry it and keep it healthy, strong and shiny. We sincerely hope this article is going to help you with that. Get all the necessary products for styling your hair (you can even make them yourself) and get started!
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