It would seem that drying your hair with a hairdryer is easy. It doesn't require much effort: a few up and down movements and a creative mess on the head. When the same movements are performed by a master in the salon, our hair turns into a beautiful and shiny head of hair. Where did we pierce? We figure it out together with BeautyHack columnist Maria Tashkina and hairdresser-stylist Anna Popova.
Good styling starts with proper shampooing. Wet hair is most vulnerable. Therefore, we do not recommend washing them upside down. So the cuticles of the scales open up excessively, as a result of which the hair becomes tangled and broken.
It is better to wash your hair while standing under the shower, soaping only the roots. When rinsing, a stream of water will distribute the foam along the entire length, and the hair will not be injured. Washing your hair in this position helps to smooth the cuticle.
The negative charge of the shampoo lifts the cuticle scales, which allows accumulated dust, heavy metals from the air and silicones from care and styling products to be flushed out of the hair. The conditioner has a positive charge, so it has the ability to smooth the scales. Therefore, it is important to use it after the cleansing procedure.
To make your hair look good on the outside, you need to restore it from the inside. Multi-layered care will help to cope with this task.
1) use a hair spray. We spray it along the entire length onto damp hair. The spray molecules are embedded in the hair structure and retain moisture. This makes them more flexible and pliable for further styling. And live and moisturized hair always looks healthy.
2) we use a means for volume. We apply it only to the roots, without touching the scalp. Such products have a cumulative effect and, with poor cleansing, create a film on the skin surface, interfering with normal hair growth.
3) we apply oil or cream along the length. We retreat from the horses 10–12 cm. There are two types of oils: penetrating and non-penetrating. The first category includes olive, coconut, avocado, almond, macadamia and shea oils. Non-penetrating ones - jojoba, marula, argan. Before laying, use the second type of oil - non-penetrating. They envelop the hair, glue the cuticle scales, prevent moisture from evaporating and give shine. While retaining moisture, such oils protect well from thermal effects.
The steps outlined above will help you prepare the desired hair texture. Now you can start blow-drying.
We avoid the upside down position: we do not do this for the same reasons, so as not to unnecessarily open the cuticle. If you cannot achieve volume in another way, then you can lower your head. At the same time, we try to dry only the roots, without touching the length.
Hold the hair dryer at a sharp angle, directing the air currents parallel to your hair. So that the air slides through your hair. We move from roots to tips. This will have a smoothing effect and promote a snug fit of the cuticle scales.
We also do not recommend combing wet hair, so as not to make unnecessary damage. A free hand will perfectly cope with the role of a comb. If the hair is well prepared, it will not be difficult to separate the strands by hand.
For hair that is too long, you can still use a massage brush with sparse plastic teeth. It will help dry them evenly.
If you are already satisfied with your styling, then the procedures for creating perfect hair are completed.
But if you want to add complexity to the image, use the "brushing" technique.
1) Pass a bulky round brush through the hair and pull it along - this will add extra smoothness. 2) Change the temperature for better fixation. Dry the strand first time with warm air and re-walk with cold air. 3) To curl the ends, roll the strand onto a round brush and warm it up with hot air. Under the influence of high temperature, the hair will take the desired shape. 4) Then, with a sliding motion, remove the curled strand from the comb, switching to cold air. This will fix the curl.
It is the tightly glued cuticles that provide shine and smoothness to the hair. And in order for them to be pliable and alive, they must be well moistened. All stages of care and preparation are aimed at these two factors, which will become the key to the perfect hairstyle. As you can see, all actions are clear and simple. Therefore, it will not be difficult to cope with unruly hair even at home.
Text: Maria Tashkina
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