How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Safely

How to Blow-Dry Your Hair SafelyFor many people, letting their hair dry naturally is not an option. Unfortunately, blow-drying can be damaging to your hair because exposure to hot air makes it lose moisture and become dry, frizzy, and brittle. To minimize the heat damage caused by blow-drying your hair, you should follow a few simple rules. How to blow-dry your hair safely?

Invest in a High-Quality Blow-Dryer

If you blow-dry your hair regularly, a cheap blow-dryer with a single setting is not an option. To keep your hair healthy and undamaged, you really should buy a good blow-dryer that has a variety of settings and attachments. The bare minimum is a blow-dryer with at least three settings (cool, warm, and hot) and two attachments (a nozzle and a diffuser). If you can afford to splurge, look for a more sophisticated dryer with smart features like high power or ionic air technology.

Set the Temperature Right

High temperature damages the hair and makes it frizzy, especially if you blow-dry your hair at a high setting right from the start. To minimize heat damage, start on a low setting if you have fine hair, and on a medium or low setting if you have thick hair. Increase the temperature gradually, making sure you don’t over-expose your hair to heat. If your hair is color-treated, keep in mind that high temperatures can make it fade faster than usual.

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Use Heat Protection Products

There are hair care products that can protect your hair from heat to a certain degree. Such products usually contain silicone and various oils (for example, argan oil) and come in different forms, including sprays, creams, oils and serums. Before blow-drying your hair, apply some product and comb it through, or just use your fingers to distribute the heat protectant throughout your hair.

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Mind the Texture and Length of Your Hair

We’ve already mentioned above that thin hair and thick hair require different temperature settings. But this isn’t the only thing you should know about blow-drying different hair types. For example, curly hair might require a diffuser attachment to get the job done. If you have short hair, you may want to use a nozzle attachment to adjust air flow and make styling easier.

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