July 19, 2011
We all know that excessive heat styling isn’t doing our hair any good but with busy schedules sometimes this is our only option. The majority of us cannot just let our hair air dry into a perfect style. Here are some tips to save time on blow drying and to protect your hair from damage.
- When you get out of the shower towel dry your hair. Start by squeezing any excess water out of the hair. It is better to squeeze and let the towel absorb the moisture rather than rubbing the towel fiercely in your hair. Rubbing the can cause breakage and will rough up your hairs’ cuticle and create frizz.
- Protect the hair with a heat protecting product like Redken’s 09 Blown Away. Blown Away’s formula is designed to protect from thermal and mechanical damage while also controlling frizz.
- Blow-dry the hair 80% dry. This step is a rough dry, trying to style the hair while it’s still wet leads to more time and stress on your hair. Using your fingers to comb through your hair, pull it away from your head while keeping the blow dryer pointing towards your ends and not pointing up at your roots, again keeping that cuticle smooth and preventing frizz. Do this until the hair is slightly damp to the touch or after turning the blow dryer off your hair will feel slightly cool.
- Finish Blow drying and styling your hair. It’s best to finish in sections. Section off the hair and use your round brush to add volume or your paddle brush to give a smoother effect.