Blow-drying your hair with became something like a daily routine, even a necessity.
You all want an incredible, fully styled hair all the time. And if you know how to do it at home, then it is a time and money-saving routine.
But are you doing it right?
Your hair needs care. Quality shampoos, masks and heat protectors are not enough.
You need to dry it right if you want to reduce hair damaging to the minimum. And, of course, to get a super styled hair.
So here are seven most common mistakes you are making when blow-drying your hair. What to do to fix them and achieve fantastic results.
1. You blow-dry your hair while it’s too wet.
I know that you are in a hurry and just want to finish styling your hair ASAP.
But don’t blow-dry it when it’s completely wet!
The best time to blow-dry your hair is when it’s 60-65% dry.
Leave it in a towel for a while to soak up all the water.
After use your fingers instead of a comb.
And when it dries a little comb your hair and style it.
2. You are not volumizing your hair.
If you want to achieve that hair like you just came out from the salon, you need to volume it up!
Here is the trick: Down blow your hair downwards, instead use a brush from your hair roots and dry it upwards.
When you get to the ends just let your hair falls.
3. You star blow-drying it at the wrong spot.
You need to use the brush correctly.
If you are not using it right, you are not just extending the time of your blow-drying, you are also damaging your hair and exposing it to a necessary heat.
So what you need to do is to place the brush at the root of your hair, roll it to the ends and then go back to the roots.
Direct your blow-dryer to the roots and the medium hair. When you dry the roots and the medium hair your ends will be almost dry.
Finish drying the ends by wrapping them around the brush and blow-dry them.
4. You are not using the heat protector.
It doesn’t matter if your hair is strong and healthy, this step you must not skip.
If you use a heat protector you will achieve better results and a better-styled hair.And of course, it will protect your hair from heat damaging.
Your hair will look better and keep the healthiness so think of this step as a crucial think of blow-drying!
5. You are not using the right brush.
Choose of a right brush depends on what you want to achieve and what is your hair type.
If you want a smooth and fluttering hair, go for the metal brush. But with them you need to be extra careful. Metal brushes are overheating which leads to hair damaging.
So if you are using it, try to reduce the drying time to the minimum.
If your hair is little rougher and often electrified, skip the metal brush and go for the traditional one with natural bristles.
They will provide better combing than the metal ones.
6. You are not letting your hair settle down.
Leave your hair in the brush until it cools down before you move to the next section.
This will make your hair style last longer so you will not have to repeat this process again tomorrow.
7. You are not using the extensions on your blow-dryer.
When I say extensions, I mean diffusers, concentrator and dispenser. All the attachments go along with your blow-dryer, so use them correctly.
They will concentrate the air on a single section which leads to better-styled hair.