It may seem an easy task: grab a blow-dryer and blast with heat.
But there is a mystery behind it and many mistakes that actually damage your hair giving the hair dryer somewhat a bad reputation. So, what’s the smartest and safest way to use a hair dryer?
Our experts answer!
TIPS FOR A PROFESSIONAL BLOWOUT:
1. Don’t rub your hair with the towel
Preparing the hair for drying is essential to achieve a good result. After washing it, we will remove the moisture with a towel, with light touches, without rubbing.
2. Professional-approved options
Are all hair dryers valid? No. Investing in a high-quality tool is important, especially if you have a lot of hair or you’re blow-drying your hair often. So make sure the hair dryer you have is professional:
COMPACT: To allow great freedom of movement.
LIGHT: To avoid muscle fatigue that usually appears after a long time drying our hair
OPTIMAL POWER: «Starting from at leat 1800 of wattage. Its power is what determines the airflow and temperature. Its also very important it has three heat settings including hot, warm and cool; and come with a nozzle attachment.
3. Adapt heat to your hair type
Heat-powered styling tools “must have a temperature regulator” because not everyone has the same type of hair and each of them “has very specific needs.” For example, thin hair has fewer layers of cuticles, so an excess temperature could dehydrate and damage it.
4. Clean and maintain your hair dryer properly
To achieve good results, we must have good tools. And the effectiveness of drying depends on its good condition. Experts recommend to clean the removable rear filter to avoid straining the motor and thus “extend our hair dryer’s durability. The good use of the techniques together with the appropriate tools are part of the success of a qualitative drying“.