Thursday, November 6, 2014

Does Blow Drying my Hair Damage It?

In a word, yes. Any time you apply heat to your hair you are damaging it to some degree. Even going out in the sun on a hot summer day can take a hit to your hair. But there are some super easy things you can do to protect it.

1 - Use a Heat Protectant
I know! I say this all the time. You are thinking "Angela, you are so boring, you always say the same stuff!" I get it. But I say this a lot because it is important and often overlooked. Here are a few of my favorite heat protectants. (click the name of the product to learn more about it)

For Hot Tools - Redken Iron Shape 11
For Blow Dryers - Redken Satinwear 02
For Sun - TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out

2 - Use a Cool Shot
Apply heat to your hair causes the cuticle layer to open up. By using cold air you help it close and smooth down a little more. It will also help you maintain height, volume and set the style you create while blow drying your hair.

3 - Don't Do It if you Don't Have ToIf you shower after doing some yard work all Saturday and the rest of your evening's itinerary consists of Netflix and ice cream sandwiches, don't blow dry your hair. Even if it will be smoother and more controlled follow my steps for helping your hair air dry smoother, and give your hair a break!

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