How to blow dry your own hair?
Some work appears simple until you complete it. Many people, for example, don’t know how to blow dry their hair such that it seems like it was done by a professional stylist, which is understandable. You may not realize it, but there’s a lot more to doing your hair than just grabbing a drier, pointing it at your head, and blasting it with heat. In truth, creating a great at-home blowout necessitates utilizing the appropriate products, keeping your hair healthy, and a little effort. Here are some pointers and techniques on How to blow dry your own hair.
The pre-blow-dry preparation
- Brush your hair for a minimum of five minutes. Do it if you have thick hair or if your hair gets greasy easily.
- Warm water should be used to fully wet your hair.
- Condition your hair according to its type. Locate the jar of hair mask. You’ve been saving for a rainy day and now you’re using it.
- Detangle in the shower at all times.
- Apply a heat protectant.
Blow dry on Straight Hair
Pre-dry and section
- Set your dryer to medium heat and high air speed after toweling off damp hair. Blow-dry your hair until it is 80 percent dry.
- Gather the hair on top of your crown and clip it in place. Start drying the lower layers with a brush and higher heat. To smooth and shine hair, point the dryer’s nozzle downward.
Drying the top layers
- Remove the clip and use it to keep the now-dry lower layers in place. Twist and clip them into a bun to add waves, or fasten them in a low ponytail for a straighter look.
- Blow-dry the top portion of the hair. To build volume, start at the roots and work your way to the ends, pulling hair forward and out with the brush.
Finish and shape the ends
- Take out the footage. Flip all of your hair back. Part and blow-dry hair around the brow.
- To curl ends, use a round brush to roll them under, then blast them with heat and set them with cold air.
- Pull the brush through while drying the ends with warm air; set with cold air for a straight finish. To tame flyaways, use style cream or a spritz of hair spray.
Blow-drying Curly Hair
The proper dryer: Don’t deform curls with too much power; 1,400 watts is sufficient. Use the low and medium temperature and airflow settings.
Diffuser: This is an essential tool for achieving silky, fuzz-free curls. Look for a design with a concave center. This allows curls to relax inside and form naturally.
Stack Your Products
Conditioner: To preserve moisture in strands while you dry them, start with a creamy leave-in conditioner.
Gel: Then, use a gel to define curls and help them stay in place. A gel also keeps frizz at bay.
Finisher: After drying, apply a cream to the ends to hydrate them while also adding shine and hold.
Step 1: Apply Leave-in conditioner and gel
Flip most of your hair to one side after applying a leave-in conditioner through wet strands. Work the gel into four manageable portions with your fingertips, from roots to tips, and distribute it evenly about your head. Finally, grip the ends and shake your hands from side to side before releasing the curls to allow them to spring back up to the roots.
Step 2: Apply to the roots
Adjust the heat and speed of your dryer to low or medium. Start at the nape of your neck and direct the diffuser to the roots. Hold the ends away from the dryer, allowing them to dry naturally (blow-drying curly ends, which tend to be dehydrated, makes them frizzy). Rotate the diffuser until all of the roots are dry.
Step 3: Smooth and complete
Rub your hands together after putting a pea-sized drop of pomade on your palm. Grasp your hair in front and move your hands from the hairline to the ends, as if you were sweeping it into a ponytail. Then release the curls. This will assist in breaking up any gel crunchiness. Massage your scalp at the roots to promote hair growth.
If you can, invest in a good blow dryer.
If you have the money, you might wish to invest in a gadget that has functions to reduce hair damage and drying time. Some dryers, for example, include various heat settings, a cool shot to shut hair cuticles, and ionic air technology.
Begin by air-drying or towel-drying your hair.
Maintaining the health of your hair will help you avoid dry ends, resulting in shinier blowouts. One of the greatest methods to accomplish this is to reduce the amount of heat you apply to your hair.
Use the proper towel to dry your hair.
Using a tiny microfiber towel to dry your hair not only minimises strain but also friction.
When your hair is wet, avoid using a brush.
Please do not use a round brush to detangle wet hair. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb to effortlessly detangle damp hair. If you neglect this step, your brush is more likely to become entangled in knots, ripping out more hair—even when it’s dry.
Choose the best brush for your hair type.
You should choose a brush based on the outcomes you want and the type of hair you have.
Use a heat protectant at all times.
Heat protectants work, and you should use them as diligently as you do your sunscreen. Think of it as sunscreen for your hair. Some products may be used on wet or dry hair, so read the bottle to learn how to use it.
Keep in mind to distribute styling products evenly throughout your hair.
Some people only spritz the top of their hair with a serum for frizzy hair or a thickening spray for volume, rather than splitting their hair, forming sections, and working the product from mid-shaft to ends. You can use your fingers or a comb to apply the product.
Make use of the blow-dryer accessories.
Blow drying with a diffuser is less damaging to your hair.
Brush your hair from front to back.
Many people make the mistake of blow-drying the back of their heads first. It’s best to begin with the most obvious areas (bangs, temples, hairline, and crown) and work your way back. The front of your hair is the most difficult to smooth—think cowlicks and little wisps—yet it is also the most apparent aspect of your style.
Take great care of your roots.
If you want a lot of volume, raise your hair from the roots. An easy technique to do this is to flip your hair upside down and brush in the direction of the ground. You can use a brush, a wide-tooth comb, or your hands to achieve this. Alternatively, you can achieve volume by wrapping your hair around huge rollers and then removing the rollers once your hair has totally cooled. You will receive full volume as well as a lovely wave.