Although hair dryers are quick and effective, they can damage the hair fiber. Take a look at the following six rules on how to use your hair dryer properly.
Keep your distance
After having applied an active thermal protective treatment to your locks to prevent them from drying out, move on to blow-drying your hair. Hold the hairdryer around 20cm away from your head so that the hot air does not burn the hair fiber. If you are blow-dry styling, hold the hairdryer 5cm away from your brush.
Before blow-dry styling
Blow-dry your hair upside-down on a low heat. This allows you to pre-dry the strands at the nape of the neck and lift your hair at the roots. This will give volume to your hair and will reduce the time it takes for you to dry your hair at a high temperature.
Adjust the settings to suit your hair type
To make your hairdryer as effective as possible, select the heat and power settings according to your hair type. A medium temperature is enough for thick hair. However, use a cooler setting if your hair is fine or damaged. Consider adjusting the heat and power of the air flow as well: start on a low temperature and on maximum power (suited to your hair), then move on to a higher temperature while decreasing the speed. This is a great tip for creating movement. When you’re drying your hair it is very important because more heat can be damaged your hair, so be careful.
To speed up blow-drying
Turn up the power rather than the heat. However, be wary of doing this if your hair is fine or weakened, as you may find yourself getting your hair tangled. Pinpoint the right accessories.
Want poker straight locks?
Add a concentrator nozzle. It will direct the air onto a small section of hair at a time. Style your hair at a high temperature to make your locks supple and malleable. Complete your blow-dried style strand by strand, starting at the nape of the neck and brushing downwards from the roots down to the tips. Following the brush with the hairdryer as you go.
To dry curly hair or to protect your locks to the max
Opt for a diffuser. This cunning attachment gently spreads out the heat, adds volume and helps curls to keep their shape. To make your looks you like you can a good shampoo when you take a shower.
Finally, finish it all off with a blast of cold air to hold the style in place and add shine to your locks. In this article, we try our best to describe how to use your hair dryer properly so that you can prevent your hair from damaged.