When it comes to hair styling, one of the most significant ways you can change the appearance of your hair is by blow drying it. The heat from the blow dryer combined with wet, malleable hair means that you can literally style your hair any way you want with just a few flicks. Next time you use your blow dryer, remember that it’s not just for drying up that damp hair, it can be a major tool in your hair styling routine. Follow these quick tips to master the perfect blow dry!
When you get out of the shower, it can be tempting to get the hairdryer out immediately, set it on the highest heat, and blast away all the water weighing down your hair. However this is probably one of the worst things you can do for your hair’s health and appearance. In order to prep your hair for the blow drying process, make sure that time you wash your hair, towel try it first until about 20% of the water has dried up. Ensure that your hair isn’t dripping wet, otherwise, it will take you much longer to blow dry and the results won’t be as effective. Take a wide toothed comb, and run it through your hair to get out all of the tangles. If you try to blow dry your hair while it’s still tangled, you’ll end up with knots that are super difficult and painful to brush out when your hair is dry.
Now that your hair is slightly dry and tangle free, set your blow dryer on medium heat, take a round brush with plastic bristles, and gently begin blow drying it by running the blow dryer from the top of your hair to the bottom. You can split your hair into four – six large sections by clipping it back if you think this will make it easier for you! Continue this process until you’ve covered all of your hair. Then flip your hair over and point the blow dryer down and blow dry from your roots to the end of your hair. This will ensure that your hair gets lots of volume and body. Now that your hair has been dried from both directions, you can have some fun with your look. If you like the bottom of your hair rounded slightly outward, then take your brush, position it at the bottom of the hair in the direction that you want it to face, and blow dry that section until it takes shape. Blow drying is a great way to add emphasis to any layers that you have in your hair. You can really transform the way your hair looks just by following these few easy tips! So the next time you feel like using that blow dryer make sure you take a few extra minutes to ensure you get the most out of your look!