Intro to 7 Common Blowdrying Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Many of us rely on blowdrying our hair to achieve the perfect hairstyle or simply to save time in our daily routines.
While blowdrying seems straightforward, there are several common mistakes that people often make when doing it at home.
These mistakes can lead to hair damage, frizz, and an overall less-than-desirable look.
In this blog, we’ll explore these mistakes and provide you with tips on how to fix them, so you can achieve a salon-worthy blowout in the comfort of your own home.
7 Common Blowdrying Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Mistake #1: Skipping Heat Protectant and Styling Aids
One of the biggest mistakes people make when blow drying their hair is skipping styling aids and heat protectant. They create a barrier between your hair and the high temperatures of the blow dryer, preventing damage like split ends and breakage and aid in holding your style.
Fix: Before you start blow drying your hair, apply a styling aid and heat protectant spray, such as PerForm Control Styling Gel and VirgINity Hair Repair by Belegenza, to your damp locks. Make sure to distribute it evenly from roots to ends. This extra step will keep your hair healthy and looking fabulous.
Mistake #2: Using the Wrong Hair Dryer
Not all hair dryers are created equal. Using a low-quality or old hair dryer can lead to uneven heat distribution and excessive damage. Look for a hair dryer with adjustable heat and speed settings, as well as a cool shot button for a blast of cold air to set your style.
Fix: Invest in a good quality hair dryer. Look for a model that suits your hair type and needs, and ensure it has the necessary features to achieve the desired results without excessive damage.
Mistake #3: Starting with Sopping Wet Hair
Blow drying your hair when it’s dripping wet is a common mistake. It not only prolongs the drying process but also increases the risk of heat damage.
Fix: Towel dry your hair gently, squeezing out excess water, and allow it to air dry for a few minutes. Your hair should be damp but not soaking wet when you begin blow drying.
Mistake #4: Ignoring the Nozzle Attachment
Many people skip using the nozzle attachment that comes with their hair dryer, but this attachment plays a crucial role in directing the airflow and preventing frizz.
Fix: Always use the nozzle attachment. It helps concentrate the airflow, allowing you to control the direction of the heat, which can make your hair smoother and more manageable. Just be sure not to touch the nozzle to your hair.
Mistake #5: Holding the Dryer Too Close
Holding the hair dryer too close to your hair can overheat and damage your strands. This can lead to dry, brittle hair and even burn your scalp.
Fix: Maintain a distance of at least 6-8 inches between your hair and the nozzle of the dryer. Keep the dryer constantly moving to avoid concentrating heat in one spot.
Mistake #6: Not Drying Enough (But Avoid Overdrying)
Failing to dry your hair adequately can lead to frizz, lack of shine, and a style that doesn’t hold. However, you don’t want to overdry it, as this can strip your hair of moisture.
Fix: Pay close attention to the texture and appearance of your hair. Stop blow drying when your hair feels dry, and finish with the cool shot setting to set your style. Remember, you don’t want to overdry, but make sure your hair is dry enough to hold its shape.
Mistake #7: Not Sectioning Your Hair
Blow drying your hair without sectioning it can result in an uneven and incomplete blowout.
Fix: Divide your hair into sections, securing them with hair clips or hair ties. This allows you to focus on one section at a time, ensuring each strand gets the attention it needs.
Conclusion to 7 Common Blowdrying Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Blow drying your hair at home can be a quick and convenient way to achieve the hairstyle you desire, but it’s essential to avoid these common mistakes.
By using a heat protectant, investing in a quality hair dryer, and following the tips above, you can achieve a professional-looking blowout while keeping your hair healthy and damage-free.
With a little practice and the right techniques, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of at-home blow drying.
Remember, it’s all about achieving the perfect balance between not drying enough and avoiding the pitfalls of overdrying.
P.S. If it’s too late, and your hair has suffered more than it can bear, get your VirgINity Hair Repair immediately! (It’s the secret formula we overnight to the star’s stylists when things get out of hand between takes!)