Preparation is key
If care is taken, using a hair dryer is the best way to achieve a smooth finish. Preparing hair for blow dry is necessary to protect from damage and it can also cut dry time in half. Using the right methods when washing your hair will avoid tangles, making blow dry preparation less stressful.
After cleansing, your hair is wet and fragile. The internal structure is soft and every strand becomes stretchy. Brushing wet hair can tug and over stretch it, ripping fibers apart. Vigorously rubbing with a towel can snag the cuticles. Below are my top 5 tips to avoid damage,
Top care tips
- A microfiber towel is highly absorbent. Lay one over your head and press with your hands to blot dry.
- Detangle with a wide tooth comb. It is gentle and effective. Work in sections and comb in a downward motion. Start at the ends of the hair, move up to the mid lengths and then the roots
- As you comb, use a light mist of conditioning spray on each section. The ingredients support wet hair structure and provide lasting nourishment.
- Apply serum to the ends to shut cuticles. The tips are fragile. Serum increases strength, hydrates and protects.
- Apply a quality heat defence product. Blow drying strips moisture and can cause frizz. A heat defence spray before hand primes and protects.
Be gentle and take your time with wet hair. These methods make light work of the process and time spent here, reduces time spent blow drying. In my next post, you can learn how to take care of your hair as you blow dry.
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