Whether you blow dry your hair on a regular basis or just use it as a styling technique now and then, it’s important to avoid typical blow drying mistakes. A lot of people accidentally damage their hair or cause other unwanted issues, simply because they never learned how to properly blow dry their hair. These slip-ups are easily avoidable and important to understand. That’s why we came up with this list of blow drying mistakes to avoid!
Not rough drying hair
One of the biggest blow drying mistakes people make is not rough drying their hair before styling it. your hair should be about 80% dry before you even pick up your round brush. This makes it much easier to style your hair the way you want. Trying to style sopping wet hair is a waste of time and energy since it won’t cooperate until it’s mostly dry any way.
Skipping heat protectant
Heat protectant is essential when heat styling your hair. A protectant like our 3-in-1 Mist will prevent your hair from getting dried out or damaged by heat tools. Skip it, and you’ll end up with dry, frizzy hair and split ends. Plus, the 3-in-1 mist offers UV protection so your hair won’t fade and it even works as a detangler!
Using too high of a heat setting
A lot of women use too high of a heat setting whether they’re blow drying, straightening, or curling their hair. A good rule of thumb is: the finer the hair, the lower the heat. Thick hair can take a fair amount of heat since it’s dense and doesn’t get damaged as easily. But if you use too high a heat setting on fine hair, you run the risk of drying it out or even burning it.
Always blow drying in the same direction
It may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s actually one of the big blow drying mistakes to direct your hair the same way the whole time. If you do this, your hair will end up flat and lifeless. It’s important to over direct your hair in places that you want more volume, such as on the crown. Basically just spend some time drying it in the opposite direction that you’re going to style it, to give it an extra boost.
So you see it’s easy to make these blow drying mistakes, but it’s just as easy to avoid them! If you need any other hair tips or tricks, check out the rest of our blog.