While it may seem like the most obvious thing when it comes to your hair, drying your hair is a very important step in your hair care regime. If you find that your hair seems to look or feel dry and brittle after washing, then some simple tweaks to your drying time might be all you need. Read more below on our top tips on how to avoid some common hair drying mistakes.
Using a towel to dry your hair or wrap it up after a shower is a mistake that everyone has made some time or the other. While it might seem like the obvious choice, ditch the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water before dabbing your hair with an old, soft t-shirt. Instead of viciously rummaging a towel through your hair, be as gentle as possible as to not create any breakage, frizz or split ends. This is even more important to remember during winter since the change from hot, steamy water to the cold can cause your hair to become more brittle than usual.
Brushing hair when it is still wet is a big no-no and causes a lot more damage than you think. You may have noticed that your hair looks longer when it is wet, that’s because water causes hair to expand which in turn, makes it a lot more fragile. Brushing your hair while it is wet or damp can not only weaken the strands but cause them to snap and tear. Allow your hair to air-dry as much as possible before drying it for a bit and brushing.
The CHI Luxury Nylon and Boar Bristle Paddle Brush is a great tool to have as it helps to evenly distribute natural oils throughout your hair. The nylon pins help to gently detangle while boar bristles smooth and add shine. This brush also helps to stimulate the scalp, reduce frizz and, more importantly, can be used on all hair types and textures.
Want a quick tip to end it all off? Let your hair hang loose after drying. Tying up your hair immediately after putting down the hairdryer not only creates kinks but causes damage and breakage. Be sure to give your hair a few minutes to cool down completely before adding any hair accessories, beanies and scarves.