1. You need a great blow-dryer.
Like any person who wants a great job completed on their home, a building or an outdoor project you need great tools. You have to ask yourself, how great is your blow-dryer? High end blow-dryers have features like high power, multiple heat settings, a cool shot and iconic air technology. These all help with frizz, create shine and minimize blow dry time. A fair price range is from $150-$250 and the blow-dryers are long lasting with a great warranty
2. Do not wrap your hair in just any towel.
After washing your hair, women tend to wrap the hair in a towel. Cotton-based towels cause friction on the hair and this is more prone to damage the strands to the point where the hair breaks off.
If you want to get rid of excess water, we recommend a microfibre towel or an old clean t-shirt and only leave towel wrapped for about 10 minutes.
The best thing for your hair is to let it air dry before blow drying. Hair is most sensitive when wet. Before starting with a brush let your hair dry about 80%. This will also make it easier to straighten and give you the best chance of eliminating wave or curl.
3. You start with a brush too soon.
Rough dry the hair first with medium heat and low speed. This way the hair does not whip around and cause split ends, tangles and frizz. Once the hair is about 80% dry than start sectioning, molding and styling with a round brush.
4. Don’t forget to apply heat protector.
Using the right product will save your ends from breakage and make the blow dry last longer. Make sure you take the time to apply it correctly. Try parting sections and applying the product from mid shaft to ends. Then comb it through to equalize throughout the hair.
5. You ignore the nozzle attachment.
That flat, nozzle that attaches to the end of your blow-dryer? Use it and don’t lose it! It helps concentrate the air and protect the hair from excess heat. This is better for the hair health and styling.
The nozzle is a must for a smooth finish. Without it, the hot air disperses, causing undesirable frizz.
Even if you’re not going for a sleek style, it’s important to attach the nozzle because it streamlines the air flow for less tangles and split ends.
Not all nozzles are created equal. Look for thinner nozzles for a more direct blow-dry, this way you can get to the roots and get more volume in your styles.
6. You’re using the wrong brush.
When choosing a brush, it should depend on the result you want and the hair type you have. Typically, round brushes are the favourite because they create volume and a bouncy look. You will have a choice in material the brush will either be ceramic for more movement or boar bristles for smoothness and better tension.
7. If you want volume, give your roots more attention
Lifting from the roots is key if you want more volume. A great tip is to use a wide tooth comb or your hands and lift the hair up as you apply heat.
Large rollers on the crown when the hair is still hot from the blow-dryer will give you the best volume or a nice wave.
Contact us. We provide no charge consultations
Do you want to know more about achieving a great blow dry and receive compliments from others on your hair? Or do you need more information on the right heat protector, blow dryer, clips or brushes for your hair texture?
We are here to help 519-753-HAIR