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Is There a Right Way to Blow Dry Hair?

Indeed there is! Here's the simple way to do it:

  1. Rub a dime-sized dollop of heat protection spray, cream, or gel (we like Phyto Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Blowout Crème, or Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.
  2. Clip your hair up into about eight equally sized sections (if you have a pixie, feel free to skip this step).
  3. Time to get drying. You want your hairdryer's heat all the way up, but the actual air speed on low. Fun fact: temperature is actually way more important than speed for styling.
  4. Now—and this is the mind-blowing part—start drying from the back of your head, not the front. Take it section by section from the nape of your neck, drying your hair about 90% of the way and using a round brush, paddle brush, or just your fingers to separate the strands out.
  5. As you go, keep the dryer angled down and away from your face—you don't want to end up with dry skin or frizzed-out hair follicles.
  6. Finish the whole thing up with a healthy spritz of hairspray.
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    • Guest

      Also- no need to blow dry until hair is nearly 80% dry! Subjecting hair to heat from the blow dryer before that point is unnecessary, because hair can't really be styled when it's soaking wet.

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