How To Blow Dry Hair

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Blow-drying allows you to have more control over your hair, especially when you are planning to style it. How to blow dry hair does not have to be too complex. Here are tips you can follow:

Start from the roots to tips. It is common for women to blow dry only the wettest part of the hair. However, the correct way is to begin from the hair follicles to the tips of the strands.

This means you need to hold the nozzle over your head. Sometimes this may weaken the arms, particularly if they are short. If it is going to take a while to complete blow-drying, it is recommended you try to sit down.

Use a moisturizing shampoo. It is okay to shampoo your hair before blow-drying. However, if given a choice, utilize a moisturizing brand. Blow-drying uses intense heat, which may make the strands brittle, dry, and prone to breakage. The moisturizing shampoo will ensure your strands will have enough natural oil to maintain their shine and softness.

Divide the hair into different sections. You cannot blow dry your entire hair at the same time. You need to start at a particular point and move from left to right or vice versa until you can cover everything.

To make sure you can definitely dry every hair strand, divide your hair into different smaller portions. This way, you can clip the hairs you are still not blow-drying and focus your attention to a particular section only.

Make use of the brush. You need a brush to bring the hair strands much closer to the nozzle of the dryer. Find one that you can hold with a tight grip and can conveniently roll over your hair.

Practice. Blow-drying is an art. It requires patience and constant practice to perfect. Do not wait until blow-drying to know how to handle both the brush and the dryer simultaneously. At night, before you go to sleep, you can train yourself how to do the steps with more ease.

Avoid using the dryer at one section for a long time. Do not expose your hair to the nozzle for a very long period, or it will definitely burn the strands and suck out all the moisture. It is enough it removes the water out of the hair.

Maintain dampness. Leave the hair just dry enough to become more manageable. Again, you want to retain some moisture.


  • hey after you wet your hair and towel dry it do u have to put a product on before you blow dry? or can you just start to blow dry it and then use product after hair is dry?

  • You have to put a product on BEFORE you blow dry! The only product you use after you have blow dried your hair, is probably a setting spray, or a shine serum. But for volume, texture, etc. apply the product BEFORE you blow dry so that you infuse the product into your hair as you are blow drying it.

  • No true in all cases. Some salon professionals Blow dry the hair straight down, to give it a blown but straightening effect, then they use a product afterwards…like wax, paste, or cream to style. Iv’e tried it myself and it works a lot better than just using product before blow drying.

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