|HANAair Professional Hair Dryer from Missiko|
Blow drying you hair doesn't have to be a hassle. It comes down to the right products, the right hair dryer, a little bit of knowledge and time. Here are my top tips:
1. Lather, rinse, repeat. You will want to start out with freshly washed and conditioned hair.
2. Apply product to towel dried hair. If you have fine hair, use a volumizer. Girls with thick, curly hair may want to use a smoother, while those with dry should opt for a leave-in conditioner or shine serum. Concentrate product on ends and work up the shafts unless, it's a root boost. A product must-have for all hair types? Corioliss Laboratory Leave in Protection Mist. It is a lightweight treatment that provides thermal protection against those blow-dryers, curling irons and straighteners, while at the same time, restores hair's moisture. And triple plus? It smells soo good.
3. Now that hair is prepped, it is time to break out that blow dryer. Sure, any blow dryer can get the job done, but what long term effects does it have on your hair? I guarantee you, not good. I use the HANAair Professional Hair Dryer because it keeps my hair shiny with it's ion technology that helps condition and promote healthier hair. It dries hair 60% faster, which is a win for your time and a win for your fragile hair. It also has a powerful AC on it, so if I wanted to, I could blow dry strictly on the cold setting, which feels good during this summer heat. And lucky for you, it's on sale right now at Misikko.
4. Once hair has air dried slightly, divide hair into sections. Start at the nape of your neck and leave a small section out to blow dry and clip the remaining hair up. Blast the section of hair with the barrel pointing down the shaft to dry it slightly before styling. Never blow dry hair with the nozzle pointing up because it can casue frizziness and split ends. Always blow dry down to seal the cuticle.
5. Pick up that round brush. My favorite is the Marilyn Brush because it is made with natural boar bristles and it is very gentle on your hair. It also has good tension while styling and polishes hair to look shiny and static free.
6. Start blow drying at the root and run your brush through the ends with the nozzle pointing down. You may have to do this a few times before the hair is dry.
7. Lift at the roots. I like to wrap all of the hair onto the brush and then lift at the root by pulling the hair up. Make sure to blast warm or hot air on the underside of the root and also on the top of the root to ensure that it is dry. Pulling the hair taut is super important because it concentrates on volumizing the hair at the roots so it doesn't lay flat on your head once it is dry. This will give your hair some bounce.
8. Set the style with a blast of cool air. While hair is wrapped in the brush, blast cool air at the roots and hair, and let the style sit for a 5-10 seconds. Then gently release the hair by pulling the brush gently through the ends.
9. Continue this process through all sections of hair until you reach the top of your head. The key is to make sure every piece of hair on your head is dry. Never leave roots even slightly damp or you will have just wasted all of your time.
10. For extra volume, once hair is dry, reinforce with velcro rollers, making sure to pull hair taut at the root as you put them in your hair. You can even blast them with hot and cold air. Remove after ten to fifteen minutes.
11. Finish with a shine serum, concentrating ONLY on the ends. I like
Hana Shine Shield. It's not super greasy on the hair. Make sure to use a small amount. Anything left over you can rub into the skin (with Hana). If you have very fine or limp hair, skip this step or opt for something for your hair type.