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Blown Dry Vs. Hot Tools – Reducing Heat Damage

Have you ever left the studio and loved how your hair felt after it’s blown dry into a style, or wondered why it feels so great compared to when you style your own hair?

In this series of blow drying “how to blown dry” blogs. We’re going to cover all of the information you need to know about the importance of blow dry styling, to keep your hair looking and feeling its healthiest.

First in the series, we’re going to cover why it is both healthier and longer lasting to straighten and smooth your hair with just a blow dryer vs. with a blow dryer + flat iron.

Blow drying is less damaging to your hair because rather than keeping the heat in one place. The heat from the blow dryer is constantly moving. When you apply a flat iron to your hair, you’re doubling the heat and concentrating it on a specific section over, and over again.

This is applying unnecessary and repetitive heat to your hair, potentially causing damage. A blow dryer and proper round brush would be more gentle on your hair. Especially the finer sections around your face and ears.

Did you also know that with a blow dryer, you can add volume to your hair? With the correct brush, and by holding the blow dryer at the right angle. You can achieve a voluminous, smooth look instead of a flat, stick straight look.
  • The combination of the round brush and blow dryer work together to remove the water from your hair, allowing you to have a few more days of wear with your style(with the addition of dry shampoo).
  • Flatirons and other hot tools have a higher heat setting than most blow dryers do – a huge red flag for heat damage. The plates on the flat iron trap your hair between it, creating tension and friction at an unsafe heat setting of 400-450 degrees.
  • Remember, when it comes to protecting your hair from high heat, opt for a complete blow drying routine instead of a flat iron.

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Blow Dryer’s Guide To Brushes

Do you ever leave the salon wondering how to recreate that perfect blowout you just received? The key is using the proper tools for your hair type and desired style. Let’s touch on a few basics blow dryer’s guide : 

Here are three ways to teach you how to dry your hair correctly and keep your hair health.

1. The Round Brush 

This universal brush is used to create volume, waves, and smoothness. The larger the barrel, the softer the curve of the hair. If you have thick, coarse hair, a round brush with nylon bristles may be best as they detangle and glide through thicker hair easier than their boar bristle cousin.

The boar bristle round brush is great for fine to medium texture and creates a smooth cuticle while stimulating the scalp and distributing oils. Round brushes are great for creating multiple styles and the most popular brush used in the salon to create those beautiful blowouts we all love. 

2. The Paddle Brush

If you prefer minimum volume, have extra thick or coarse textured hair, this is the brush for you. Paddle brushes detangle easily and are most convenient for long hair blowouts at home. They tame frizz and leave your hair flyaway free. As I mentioned with the round brdush, nylon bristles are best for thicker hair while boar bristles are the go-to on fine to medium texture. 

3. The Vent Brush 

Last but not least is the vent brush. This is used more frequently for quick blowouts on shorter hair as they create a faster dry time and are easy to navigate through all hair types. Curly thick hair will benefit from the use of a vent brush as to not disrupt the hairs wave pattern. 

Don’t forget – brushing wet hair is not ideal! It can cause breakage. Detangle first with a wide tooth comb and blow dry your hair about 75% with your fingers before sectioning with clips and using your selected brush.

Stay tuned for one more blog in this series!

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