Blow drying tips

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DO: Get the right settings!

Of course, your first step is to get the right tools. It’s important to have the right blow dryer for your hair. Fine hair can be seriously damaged by a dryer that is too hot and styling thick hair will be next to impossible if your dryer doesn’t get hot enough. Look for something with multiple heat levels and don’t just pick up the first dryer that you see. Doing a bit of research will really pay off in the long run.

DON’T: Leave your hair dryer on the same spot for too long

You can minimize styling damage by keeping your dryer constantly moving. You wouldn’t iron your clothes by just setting the iron down and leaving it on one spot. Show your hair the same careful care- afterall, it’s much easier to replace your clothes than your hair!

DO: Wrap Your Hair Vertically

When you are styling your hair, hold the brush vertically against your head. While curling your hair under can work for some styles, it tends to look outdated with most cuts. By holding your brush vertically rather than horizontally, you can get a modern, fresh looking wave to your hair.

Nicci Mende is a professional freelance writer, blogger, and journalist. She covers the latest in fashion and style news. When she isn’t writing, she loves cinema, travelling, and crafts

 

DON’T: Style with Metal Brushes

Metal brushes can get very hot in a very short period of time. While that may sound great for styling, it likely to get far hotter than you need it to. There are tons of great options out there that will give you the perfect blowout so forget about the old-fashioned metal brush. Look into ceramic brushes that work with your hair type.

DO: Use Your Hands More

You can only get your brush so close to your head so go for your fingers if you want to get a root lifting boost. Pick your hair up from the roots and hold it taut while you run your hair dryer up and down the length of it. This is a great starting point for a good blowout because it will create allover body and lift. If you are looking to get pin straight hair, pull your hair forward. Take a small section at a time and pull it forward. Regardless of where it lays on your head, pull it forward and hold it a few inches in front of your noses (or as far as your hair reaches). This will create an allover sleek look.

DON’T: Work with too much hair at a time

Create small buns all around your head so you only have to work with a few small sections of hair at a time. This is particularly important if you have thick hair. If there is too much hair in the way, it will be nearly impossible to properly position your hair dryer and you will likely end up creating off styles by heating up the wrong sections of hair. It only takes a few minutes to secure your hair into buns with a clip and it’ll save you time overall. Don’t worry about creating even sections. Just focus on getting the hair out of the way.

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