I know you want to keep that charm of having blown-out hair consistently. No one is blaming you for that!
The urge to pick up that blow dryer to style your hair after you get off from your morning shower is perfectly understandable. We all want to look our best everyday!
The thing is, blow drying your hair everyday isn’t good. Your hair could end up overdry and frizzy hair after repetitive blow drying.
But there is a solution and if you’re thinking about this question – can I blow dry my hair everyday? No worries! Lucky Curl is here to explain things for you.
Is it bad to blow dry your hair everyday?
Unfortunately, blow drying your hair everyday is a bad idea as regular heat exposure from blow dryers and other heating tools strips your hair’s natural oil. Daily heat exposure dries out the hair cuticle causing frizz and damaged hair.
The good news is, you don’t have to give up blow drying your hair entirely!
You can still blow-dry every 3 to 5 days. A nicely blown-out hair should last for several days if it’s done properly using the right tools and utilizing the correct blow drying techniques.
Let’s look at foolproof ways to blow-drying hair without worrying about damage!
5 Ways to Blow Dry Hair While Minimizing Damage
1. Use a good-quality hair dryer.
Use a high-quality hair dryer with multiple heat and speed settings as it’s more applicable to different hair types.
You shouldn’t use a hair dryer with a single setting as it prevents you from controlling the temperature your hair can withstand.
You will also need to have a diffuser attachment like a nozzle, to help you style your hair better.
2. Apply hair protection products before heat exposure.
There are different options for heat protection, from creams to sprays. You can try some of these products to figure out which one works best for you.
Heads Up: Choose hair products that contain silicone because they offer great protection for hair damage caused by heat styling tools.
3. Adjust the blow dryer temperature for your hair texture.
Generally speaking, intense heat exposure is detrimental to your hair. That said, you should blow dry your hair at a low temperature.
If you have fine hair, I suggest you dry your hair at a lower temperature. Finer hair is more prone to overheating and being burned quickly. On the other hand, thicker, curly, or wavy hair can be done with a higher temperature.
4. Start blow drying your hair at a low temperature.
Make sure that your hair is not soaking wet and air dry before blow drying. Separate your hair into sections before drying.
Drying your hair at a low temperature can be less damaging. In fact, using cold air for drying your hair is a lot better!
5. Let your hair cool down.
Set your blow dryer temperature to a cold setting as cool air will prevent frizz and minimize split ends.
Let the cold air run through your hair a bit and air dry. Cold air seals the hair cuticle and shaft for a smoother finish and allows your style to stay in place.
Blow Drying Mistakes You Should Avoid
To have healthy and fabulous hair everyday, you must stop doing the wrong practices.
I know you want to reduce your drying time and make your hair done quickly, but it’s a general rule to allocate time for your hair session. You don’t want your crowning glory to look unkempt!
Take note of these blow drying mistakes to avoid damaged hair:
- Blow drying sopping wet hair — instead pre-dry hair with the blow dryer until its about 80% dry before starting to style your blowout.
- Daily heat exposure can damage your hair.
- Starting with a high temperature when blow drying.
- Avoid over-drying your hair.
- Not using a hair protectant spray or serum.
To put it straight, you shouldn’t blow dry hair every day!
Exposing your hair to heating tools daily is bad for your overall hair health. Heat damage is a problem that you want to avoid if you want to maintain shiny and beautiful hair.
Remain on the safer side by blow drying your hair every 3 to 5 days. It’s not too bad considering properly blown dry hair can last several days.
There are ways to blow dry your hair without worrying about frizzy hair or damage. However, it takes a lot of practice, the right tools, and products to achieve the best results.
One more thing…
You’ve got to avoid those blow drying mistakes to keep your hair healthy!
Want to blow-dry like a pro at home? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to blow dry hair.
Leah WilliamsLeah Williams is the founder of Lucky Curl and has been in the hair care and styling industry for the last 15 years. Since then, she has developed incredible expertise and a deep understanding of how to treat and style the most difficult hair types and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the readers of Lucky Curl.
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