How to Best Use a Hair Dryer on Curly Hair
When it comes to hair, there seems to be no end to the different products. From gels to curling irons and straighteners, the aim is to help provide you with an easier method of creating your desired hairstyle. One tool that is pretty much a necessity in any bathroom is the hair dryer. Although using too many tools that apply heat to your hair can result in heat damage, if you use the appliance properly it can be very helpful in drying your hair quickly. People with curly hair often hear about the dangers of choosing the easy way out of hair drying. But certain attachments can turn your ordinary blow dryer into a curly hair dryer.
Curly Hair Drying
Because of its wavy shape, curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair, and as a result, it tends to be more prone to frizz. Letting your hair air dry is what is usually recommended, but this method can be highly impractical in most situations. But there are steps you can take to reduce the development of frizz when using a blow dryer. First, apply your desired product, such as a mousse, smoothing serum, cream, or a variety. Try not to get too carried away, as product can weigh down curls and make them look limp instead of full and springy. Comb out any tangles now, as it is best not to touch the curls with brushes, combs, or even fingers once they have dried. Handling the curls after drying can cause excess frizz.
Use a Diffuser
The next step should be to apply the diffuser attachment to your hair dryer, thus making it a curly hair dryer. This is because the attachment is made for curly and wavy hair, helping to minimize the frizziness by reducing the intensity of the air flow upon the hair. Focusing the air in one spot on your head for too long can not only be uncomfortable, but the intense air can also cause too much moisture loss in your hair, resulting in heat damage. Heat damage will not only create the unwanted frizz, but can cause brittleness and dreaded split ends. For the same reason, it is often recommended that you use a lower heat setting as well. Beginning at the roots of the hair and working to the ends can help develop curls and volume. Leaving hair slightly damp may help the hair retain more moisture to reduce frizz.
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