The Most Common Blow-Drying Mistakes

The Most Common Blow-Drying Mistakes

July 1, 2019

Blow drying your hair is a great way to give yourself a sleek, smooth hair appearance in an efficient way, especially if you’re just about to head out to work or on the town. Many people don’t realize, however, that a simple blow-drying mistake could result in a major impact on the hairstyle and the end result. Blow drying must occur in stages, and should not be rushed. Otherwise, the appearance of the hair will suffer.

With this in mind, here are a few examples of some of the most common blow-drying mistakes and how you can avoid them with your hair styling in Anchorage, AK.

Trying to rush through it

As we mentioned above, attempting to rush your blow-drying typically will not yield good results. This is probably the single biggest mistake people make when blow-drying their hair at home. It takes some time to give yourself a good blowout—you should perform the task in stages, starting with the bottom and moving to the sides and top. Skipping some steps or hurrying could ruin the effect. You don’t need to take hours to get it done, but your main goal shouldn’t be speed, either.

Not letting the hair dry completely

Another common mistake people tend to make when blow-drying their hair at home is not letting their hair completely dry out. Your style won’t be complete if you still have some strands of hair that are partially wet and air dry in a completely different manner than the rest of your hair. Your whole head of hair needs to be properly sealed, and any sections that are left damp, even small sections located near the roots, could be susceptible to waves and frizzing.

It can help to allow your hair to partially dry out before you start using the blow dryer. Otherwise, if your hair is soaking wet, it’s more likely that it will be damaged when you blow-dry it and it will take longer to style. You should give it some time to dry out a bit first.

Using too many products

High-quality products can help the quality of your hairstyle tremendously, but it’s important to use them wisely. Products should be there to enhance your hair’s appearance and protect it—they should never result in your hair feeling heavy, stiff or oily. Ask for professional assistance in choosing products that are ideal for your hair type, and then use them sparingly.

Holding the blow dryer up too close to the hair

Another way people make mistakes when blow-drying their hair is holding the blow dryer too close to the hair. This will result in some damage to the tresses and make it much more difficult for you to create a smooth, evenly dried appearance. You should aim to hold the dryer at least eight inches away from your head. How do you know if you’re getting too close? Well, it should be pretty obvious if your scalp starts to feel hot! The eight-inch rule is a good general standard that you should seek to abide by at all times with your hair dryer.

These are just a few tips to help you avoid some of the most common blow-drying mistakes. For more information about hair care and hair styling in Anchorage, AK, contact Studio FX Hair Design LLC today.

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