1. Downwards motion
DON’T move the hairdryer in an upwards motion, always blow downwards to keep the cuticles flat and smooth.
2. Avoid using heavy products
DON’T apply heavy products before a blow-dry as it weighs your hair down, advises Maurice Chee, Creative Director at PREP Luxe.
3. Air dry first
DON’T blow dry your hair straight after a shower when it’s sopping wet, as that’s when hair is at its weakest and most vulnerable state. Wait until hair is more than halfway dry before switching on the hair dryer, to avoid damaging cuticles.
4. Keep moving
DON’T keep your hairdryer at one spot, as this can burn the scalp and hair follicles. Instead, keep moving the dryer around.
5. Divide and conquer
DO divide your hair into four sections, securing with pins or clips and working each section at a time.
6. Use the right tool
DO pick a good hair dryer. Ionic hair dryers are ideal, as they reduce frizz and dry hair faster without frying it. Opt for ceramic hair dryers instead of metal or plastic, like the Revlon 2-in-1 Dryer Brush (image right)! Look out for one with multi-heat and speed settings, or better yet, intelligent heat control like the Dyson Supersonic (image left).
And never dry your hair with a flat iron!
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7. Protect your hair
DO apply a heat protectant and turn your hairdryer to the lowest setting available to minimise heat damage, advises Priscilla Loo, Leading Stylist at Salon Vim Bugis. Try the Schwarzkopf OSIS+ Flatliner heat protectant which also helps tame frizz!
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