23 February 2013

Blowdry like a pro!

I have had a few requests to do some hair related posts. I thought maybe a to the point guide on blowdrying, might be helpful. I will do a step by step guide as well  also I will give you more in depth tips on using certain tools and brushes in future posts.
 

Don't blowdry soaking wet hair

Let your hair dry so its only slightly damp before you blowdry it, this reduces unnecessary damage to the hair. You also can use a lower setting on your dryer also lessening the damage! If you blowdry soaking wet hair you will scorch the hair and that's a definite way to damage your locks.
Removing excess water before blowdrying will also speed up the process. your hair wont need as long under the dryer.
If you apply styling products on hair that is too wet, the product will be diluted and might not work.


Its all in the sectioning 


If you watch any professional hairdresser they will start at the nape of the neck and fastening any hair not being styled out the way.
Make sure you let down small enough sections of hair that you can control easily. Dry each small section thoroughly before moving on.
Work up the head, once back is dry, take a section from the bottom of the side of your head working up again. Repeat on other side


Using the right tools 


Get a lightweight hairdryer so you can hold for long periods of time without arm ache.
Don't choose a dryer that's too powerful. You dont want to overdry the hair, or blast the hair without control.
Make sure you use the air -focusing noozle this helps you control the hair as without it, your hair will be blasted randomly, making it harder to style and even tangled.
The correct brush for the style desired is also important. You wont get volume with a paddle brush. I will do a separate post in getting the correct brush.
For the moment get confident in controlling the dryer and brush together before worrying about this too much.


Perfecting your aim
 
Always start drying any section of hair from the root down making sure the hair is caught across the bristles of your brush. Now aiming the air down the hair move the brush and dryer together towards the ends of your hair.


I hope this helps you feel more confident when blowdrying your hair in the future! If you have any requests or questions don't hesitate to leave a comment below.

Do you have any issues with your hair, or problems styling it??

Lots of Love,
Laura x

12 comments:

  1. I would not have the patience to blow dry my hair from soaking wet, I just dont understand why some girls do it! Although I am guilty of just waving the dryer round and not focusing it on the hair :)
    Poppy | far away

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  2. These are useful tips, thanks!

    www.gymbagsandgladrags.com
    xx

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  3. Great tips, definitely be taking this on board!

    A little bit Unique

    x


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  4. Fab tips, my hair is so fine it doesn't take long to dry! I've never got the hang of sectioning it though x

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  5. Great tips! I try to never blow dry my hair anymore but when I do I wait til my hair is nearly dry, otherwise it's just so damaging!
    Thanks for sending your link via twitter, your blog is great!<33

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  6. Oh brilliant tips. My main problem is getting the right angle behind my head, it just feels so weird!

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  7. Great post. I was going to do a similar one recently but I couldn't write it down. Ha, I kept getting way to technical. You made it simple and clear! :) x

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  8. This is excellent! Thanks I am so horrible when it comes to hair!

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  9. What great tips! Thanks for sending me your link! this is really helpful.

    Love your blog! Now Following


    Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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  10. Ooh thanks for this, super helpful, shall attempt this technique today :)

    prettylittleus

    Kate
    Xx

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  11. Ooh thanks for this, super helpful, shall attempt this technique today :)

    prettylittleus

    Kate
    Xx

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  12. Love these tips! Just wish my shoulders didn't ache afterwards haha!!

    Great blog, thanks for tweeting over your link <3
    fridayisforeverblog.com xxx

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