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Do You Know How To Properly Blow Dry Your Hair?

Blow Drying Hair Tips

Tips for blow drying your hair are everywhere. That’s great. Its even better to learn how to blow dry hair styles that look good on you. But, what you need to know is how to safely blow dry your hair.

Blow drying hair tips need to be specialized for the type of hair you have. What might make straight hair look incredible could leave curly hair looking unruly.

Properly blow drying hair comes down to using techniques, equipment, and products meant for your particular type of hair.

Straight Hair

There's a common misconception out there that straight hair requires no effort to style. Ever heard of "straight hair, don't care?” Unfortunately, that’s not always true. Straight hair that isn't correctly blow-dried can end up looking limp and lifeless.

You'll want a hair dryer with the concentrator nozzle attachment, wide tooth comb, and a hair clip ready to go when the blow drying begins. After washing, gently towel drying hair helps prevent frizz and damage.

Turn your hair dryer on medium heat and high speed and blow dry until it's about 80% dry. A wide tooth comb is ideal for detangling wet hair. Then you want to gather the hair on top of your head and clip it. Using your flat brush, start combing out the lower layers of your hair while blow drying it with increased heat, making sure to point downward to avoid frizz.

Next, you should release the wet, clipped hair on top and use the clip to pull the dried hair to the side. Starting at the roots, blow dry the wet hair, gradually working out to the ends. Use the brush to pull your hair forward and out for a straight look.

To finish your radiant look, you can choose to roll the ends with your brush while using warm air to dry or brush it straight for an even look.

Curly Hair

Of all hair types, curly is the highest risk vs. reward when it comes to blow drying. Using the right products, techniques, and equipment will be key to achieving gorgeous, juicy curls.

Sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners keep your hair from drying out, which curly hair is especially prone to. Since everyone is different, you can experiment with leave-in conditioners and curl-forming gels to see how effective they are for you. Properly blow drying hair that is curly relies heavily on using the right temperature. Keep your hair dryer on low or medium heat and medium speed. Most importantly, put the diffuser attachment on.

Your new bestie is your blow dryer's diffuser. Starting at the nape of your neck, put the diffuser up to the roots and begin drying. Gently pull the ends away from the dryer and move your diffuser around until the roots are dry. Blow drying the ends of curly hair leaves you with the frizz you're trying to avoid, so let them air dry naturally.

Frizzy Hair

Are you living proof that frizzy hair can strike at any time? These blow drying hair tips are just what you need. Start by letting your hair air dry before you begin blow drying it. You can let it air dry or gently pat it dry with a thin towel. Once it's at 70% to 80% dry, section your hair off into four areas: top, left, right, and back.

By sectioning off the hair, you can reach the roots more efficiently, which saves you time and the risk of damaged hair. To properly blow dry hair, begin at the roots. You don't want to bring the blow dryer too close to your hair. The intense heat can cause frizz and potentially burn your hair. Along with not getting too close, you want to keep the dryer continually moving to avoid overheating.

Easy To Use Tips for Blowing Out Hair

You think you just read about that, don't you? There's actually a big difference between blow drying and blowing out your hair. Blow drying is meant to dry and reduce frizziness in your hair. Blowing out hair adds volume and styling without using a flat iron or curler.

Following these simple steps and tips for blowing out hair will leave you looking your best:

  1. Use a shampoo and conditioner meant for your hair type.
  2. After washing your hair, put it up in a soft, absorbent towel to dry a bit.
  3. Starting from the bottom, gently detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb.
  4. Rough dry your hair on medium heat, but you still need some moisture.
  5. Use a hairdryer with a concentrator nozzle attachment and a round brush.
  6. Section and clip your hair into one-inch sections. Begin blowing the hair on medium to cool heat with the nozzle pointed down.
  7. Roll the section of hair you’re drying around the brush and apply heat. Leave hair wrapped around the brush until it cools.
  8. Apply any finishing products you prefer.
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