How to Blow Dry Your Hair Without Damaging It

Written by Colina Atos


Posted on October 11 2022

Heat styling, including blow-drying, can damage hair. Air-drying shields our hair from heat, but it might take a while to dry, leaving our scalps moist and prone to irritation, fungal, and bacterial growth. Combining both methods is the greatest approach to dry hair without damaging it. Air-dry briefly, then use a blow-dryer.

Keep reading to find out how to blow dry your hair without causing any irreparable heat damage!

To begin, separate your hair into sections.

When blow-drying your hair, it's best to work in portions so you can adjust the angle and direction of the heat. It can also help you keep track of which strands you've previously dried and preventing the remaining strands from getting knotted up.

The temperature should be kept at medium.

You can safely straighten and style your hair on medium heat. Delaying the drying process with low heat might cause frizz and flyaways.

Dry from top to bottom, to prevent cuticle damage.

Dry your hair from the roots outward to avoid having the cuticles lift and become tough. You can smooth your hair with a blow dryer by angling it down, moving one area at a time, and gently pulling it taut with a boar bristle brush, wet brush, comb, or even your fingers. Maintaining a distance of around 5 inches between the blow drier and your hair and gradually decreasing the heat from medium to low to cool will ensure a successful drying procedure.

Try not to dry too much

The blow dryer should be turned off once your hair is dry to the touch. Avoid blow-drying your hair for long periods of time, since this can cause damage, breakage, and frizz, especially if you use a high heat setting. Once you've finished drying your hair, use the cold air setting to fix the style for good.