Did you know that hair is not only possible, but also needs to be dried with a hairdryer? Tim Moore, a trichologist and professor at the University of California, explains this simply: after washing, moisture remains between the scales. Because of this, the rod swells, lifting them even more. Hair becomes defenseless. Hair dryers can also be harmful if misused. How to use it correctly so as not to harm your hair - they asked stylist Evgeny Shatokhin (@yauhen).
Rule # 1: Use Only Thermal Protected Special Oil
In the line of some brands, there are indeed oils that protect against high temperatures. But if this information is not on the label, apply the product after you dry your hair. Oils that do not create a protective film, but penetrate deep into the hair, quickly heat up and cool down for a long time, destroying the stem.
Rule # 2: dry your hair below 190 degrees
Hair is made up of keratin, a protein. It begins to break down at a temperature of 190 degrees. This means that you need to dry the strands with cool air.
Rule # 3: don't dry your hair too wet
Blot them with a towel and wait 10-15 minutes. This is necessary in order to eliminate excess moisture between the scales. Just like oil, water heats up, and you know the consequences of this.
Rule # 4: don't forget about thermal protection
This is a must when blow-drying your hair! Under the influence of hot air, the scales slightly rise - the cortex becomes defenseless. Special tools create an invisible film on the surface of the strands that prevents moisture evaporation. Remember to apply them before styling.
Rule # 5: use smoothing agents
They are generally indelible. Choose ones that are free of parabens and silicones - they weigh hair down and can cause hair loss. I really love Ikoo's anti-frizz spray. He is able to "tame" even the most "difficult" hair. The product has an excellent composition. Among the ingredients you will find almond oil, avocado extract, vitamin E. Shake the bottle and apply a little spray to dry hair. Repeat after styling.
Rule # 6: comb your hair before drying
To do this, it is better to use a special comb for wet hair - many brands have such models. If not, your option is a wide-toothed brush to detangle your hair.
Rule # 7: Always Use a Nozzle
The nozzles were invented for a reason. They help direct the air flow pointwise without drying out the scalp. Use a wide, narrow slit concentrator for daily drying.
Rule # 8: Choose the "Right" Hair Dryer
Choose a powerful hairdryer! If you need to speed up the drying process, it is better to increase the air flow rate, but not the temperature - read point two.
Monitor the temperature. Use cold air whenever possible, and if you are in a hurry, increase the jet speed rather than the temperature. You can purchase a hair dryer with ionization: negatively charged ions turn water into tiny particles,