It would be fair to assume that there isn’t much to take in to consideration when it comes to blow drying your hair, but you would be absolutely wrong to think that! Sure, it’s only applying hot air to your hair, but there are so many different things that can go wrong you would be amazed! When it comes to something as important as your hair, you can’t afford that many mess ups! To help you out, here are some blow drying mistake to avoid.
1. Too Wet
You should never go ahead with blow drying your hair when it is in its wettest state. Ideally, you want to get about 80% of the moisture out through towel drying and air drying before you get the hair dryer out. Having it be this dry means that it still wet enough to be able to dry in your desired straight or curled fashion, but you don’t have to spend so much time applying high heat.
2. Too Many Products
Less is more when it comes to styling products in the drying phase. Too much product can absolutely ruin a good blow dry, making the roots oily too soon and causing your hair to go flat before it should. A little volume spray on the roots when they are still damp should be more than enough to see you through.
3. No Sections
Another big mistake is just putting your dryer on and blasting it over the top of your head rather than taking it in divided sections. It’s much better to go in horizontal sections across your scalp to make sure that you don’t miss any parts out or spend too much time over heating one area.
4. No Nozzle
Attaching a nozzle to your drier is one of the best things that you can do. It helps to target the surface of your hair which will make your strands look smoother, shinier and more polished. It’s much better than just aiming an un-nozzled end at the general direction of your head!
5. High Heat
It’s a common problem that most of us actually use too high a heat. You only need a warm jet of air to do the job. Anything that is really hot is only going to frazzle your strands and make your locks look super thirsty!