Blow-drying your hair correctly is the key to healthier, gorgeous-looking hair but if you’re usually in a rush to get ready in the morning and, are worried it’ll take too much time, you’ll be glad to know your dream hair is as easy as trying to avoid these 5 typical blow-dry mistakes while doing your hair at home: If you’re struggling to achieve that perfect salon blowout at home.
1. You don’t brush your hair before blow-drying
Make sure you always detangle your locks before beginning to tackle them with any form of heat. Work your way up your hair from the bottom and don’t apply too much pressure, which will cause breakage. Here’s also where you should apply a leave-in conditioner or heat protectant.
2. You’re not starting at the root
The secret to a great blow dry is to start at the root of your hair, focusing the heat towards the scalp while finger drying the roots for ultimate volume. (Tip: tilt your head upside down for even more long-lasting volume).
3. You don’t section your hair
Even if you only divide your hair into two sections (separate into top and bottom layers for the best result), separating your strands will give you a more even blow-dry.
4. You’re not prepping your hair with the right product
Always prep your locks with an appropriate product depending on your hair type or desired ‘do. Use a good-quality mousse for volume, or a primer and heat protectant for a more natural look. Don’t overdo it with the amount of product but make sure you use it.
5. You’re forgetting to towel dry beforehand
You should always remove excess water buildup from your strands before applying your styling product, as water will dilute the effectiveness of the product.
Now, go forth and conquer with your brand new blow dry!