How to blow dry your hair without getting it damaged
Though blow dryers make your hair look great, all that exposure to heat is actually quite damaging to your hair. Your hair can end up dried out, frizzy, or with split ends, which are never a good thing. If you're worried that you're going to fry your hair with your frequent blow drying, there are some steps you can take to minimize the heat damage.
•Buy a good quality hair dryer. Just make sure you buy a dryer with cool, warm, and hot settings. Do not buy one of the low-end dryers that only has a single setting.
Make sure you also buy attachments to help you style your hair, including a nozzle to distribute the air flow evenly and a diffuser to spread it out over a large area of hair.
If you don't know where to find a beauty supply store, ask your stylist when you get your next hair cut.
• Adjust the dryer temperature for the texture of your hair. Finer hair will overheat and burn more quickly, so you want to dry fine hair at a lower temperature. Thicker or curly hair might require a higher heat setting to get the job done, but don't over-expose any hair to heat.
• Pre-treat your hair with protection products before exposing them to the heat from your blow dryer. Use your fingers or a comb to distribute the product evenly throughout your hair.
We have a range of products especially developed to protect your hair against the heat, such as: SENSE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER, which you just need to apply a small amount before blow drying the hair. We also have the SILVER HAIR SERUM, that is made particularly for Bleached, blonde, highlighted and grey hair and MACADAMIA HAIR SERUM, for all other hair types. To use apply a small amount to damp or dry hair concentrating on ends. Use before heat styling to protect hair or as a finishing touch.
• Begin blow drying your hair at a low temperature. Make sure to work your way through the hair sections. Work through your hair until it's about 40% dry.
Massage your hair at the roots to encourage it to take on volume.
Flip your hair upside down by bending forward, and direct the air flow at the back of your head to more easily dry the bottom layer of your hair.
Continue blowdrying your hair on medium or high heat.
• Let your hair cool back down. Cooling your hair back to a normal temperature keeps it from getting frizzy, and also feels great on your skin after you just blasted yourself with hot air for a while.</strong>
Flip the heat setting on your dryer to cool, or use the frost-boost button if your model of dryer has one.
Run the cool air through your hair until it is cool.
Allow it to air dry the rest of the way.