Looking for tips to protect your natural hair for your next blow out? Ready to flaunt straight or stretched hair for a few days? We are all scared of that those two little words…dun dun dun… Heat damage! There is good news, though. You can safely blow out your hair to prevent and minimize heat damage. Here are a few ways to help you protect your hair for your next blow out.
Make sure you have your style in mind before proceeding
I always like to check out YouTube for my latest style before I begin– to see how much heat I will actually need for the style.
Dry your hair
You always want to let your hair air dry a little before you blow dry it. It’s not a good idea to blow dry your hair while it is soaking wet. I usually braid or twist my hair. Let it dry for a few hours, then proceed to blow drying my hair. From my experience, this has helped tremendously.
Use a heat protectant
You should always use a heat protectant. Yes ladies, this is a MUST. I NEVER blow out my hair without some type of heat protectant. Most leave-in conditioners double as a heat protectatnt. But, I go the extra mile and use both. My stylist always told me that she uses a heat protectant with sillicones. Yes I know I said the S word, but silicones are actually your best friend when blow drying. It helps form a barrier and protect your hair from losing moisture due to the heat.
Do your hair in sections
Blow out your hair in sections. Don’t try to just race to the finish line. Take your time making sure each section is properly protected. I actually apply my heat protectant to each section before blow drying. This way, I make sure the heat protectant is evenly distributed through my strands.
Hope this helps you the next time you prep for a blow out!