If you’re anything like us, blow-drying is a crucial part of your morning routine.
It’s practically second-hand nature to hop out of the shower and reach for the blow-dryer. You may *think* you’re speeding up the process and creating a blowout-worthy look, but you may just be damaging your hair.
We’re here to share the 4 most common blow-drying mistakes, so you can level up your technique and create a smooth and effortless look without damage.
Let’s dive in.
4 Blow-Drying Mistakes to Avoid
1. Blow-drying your hair when it’s dripping wet
We know – it’s definitely tempting to grab your blow-dryer right after the shower.
If you can resist the urge, you’ll thank us later! Blow-drying your hair when it’s soaked can create dull or frizzy-looking strands. This is because really wet hair is frail and vulnerable to breakage. To avoid this blow-drying mistake, you’ll want to let your hair air dry or towel dry until it’s at least 65% dry.
Then, you (and your hair) will be blow-dryer ready!
2. Using a regular bath towel to dry your hair
It might seem like the quickest way to dry your hair is to wrap it in a bath towel. But each minute you save with this step can actually cost you hair health.
Regular bath towels have a rough texture that causes damage to your hair and uncontrollable frizz. You might notice your hair drying faster but looking worse in the end.
There are other, more effective methods to prep your hair for blow-drying. One of our favorites? The Aquis microfiber hair towel (available at Facetté). Not only are microfiber towels gentler and more absorbent, but they don’t cause damage to your beautiful hair.
3. Skipping the heat protectant
If you’ve ever told your stylist that you don’t use a heat protectant, you don’t have to imagine the reaction of shock and concern.
Heat protectant is key to healthy hair if you style it with hot tools regularly. It works as an added layer of protection between the heat of your blow-dryer and your fragile hair. Without a heat protectant, your hair is more susceptible to dryness, breakage, and frizz.
Heat protectants, on the other hand, can make your hair softer, shinier, and more voluminous. We offer heat protectant at Facetté and would be happy to help you find one for your needs.
3. Putting your blow-dryer on the highest heat setting
Extra hot blow-dryer, extra dry hair – right? Not exactly. Many blow-drying mistakes stem from the idea that you just need dry hair, not styled or smooth dry hair.
Sure, you may save time, but super hot air is not a friend to your hair! When you reduce the heat on your blow-dryer, your hair will retain more moisture and leave the strands softer and smoother.
4. Overdrying your hair
We know it’s tempting to reach for the blow-dryer every morning, especially when you have so many ideas for your newest hairstyle. But for healthy hair, it’s important to take a break. Overdrying your hair with heat can strip the hair of its natural oils and lead to dryness and breakage.
We recommend only blow-drying your hair 3-5 days a week and extending your hair’s freshness using a smoothing cream or dry shampoo. Doing this will allow you to have beautiful hair every day and maintain its health!
Ready to skip these blow-drying mistakes?
Now that you know some of the most common blow-drying mistakes, it may be time to switch up your morning hair routine for better results.
And when you want really great hair? Schedule a professional blowout service at Facetté. All the glam with none of the effort. Get in touch today to book!