These five benefits of blow drying will make you look past its basic convenience of getting dry hair instantly.
Blow drying is such a convenient way of drying our hair because we never have to worry about arriving to work with damp, disheveled locks. While you still have to keep in mind that too much heat can damage your hair, proper blow drying can still be an advantage to your daily grooming. What are its other benefits other than just keeping your hair dry? Read on to know find out.
It Sets Hair for Styling
Before reaching for your curling iron, make sure your hair is already 90% dry. Doing so makes hair less prone to damage and breakage as you style it with another heat-infused product. Blow drying definitely preps your hair for any style as it gives it that extra oomph.
Hair Products Will Hold Better
Compared to towel dried hair where you are unsure of its fully dried state, hair products cling to blow dried hair better. This is because your hair becomes more flexible to work with as you style. So before applying any gel or wax on your hair, make sure it’s thoroughly dry.
It Prevents Bacteria Build-up
Did you know that wet hair is not only susceptible to breakage, but also fungus? This is because your hair is at its weakest while wet, and bacteria thrives in moisture. So by blow drying hair properly from the roots, it dries your hair strands evenly, which won’t allow bacteria to breed on them.
You’ll Get Sleek and Straight Hair
Using a flat iron while your hair is still wet is a big no-no. So how do you get that straight hairstyle without the long wait? With your trusty blow dryer, of course. Dry hair until it becomes less damp and manageable for you to use a paddle brush through it. After doing so, brush through with the dryer close to it in a linear direction, from near your roots to the ends. Voila! Smooth and straight hair that you’ve wanted.
It Gives Your Hair Height
With the right technique of blow drying your hair, you can actually give it more height — we’re not just talking about volume here. Instead of starting from your ends, go from your roots upwards so your hair follows a lifting direction. You can also add about — surprise, surprise — half an inch to your hair by drying on one side first, then flipping it over to your regular hair part.