Blow-Dry Curly Hair

As you know the success of your curls depends mainly on the cut, but also on the way you blow-dry your curly hair. Its essential to blow dry your curly hair properly in order to achieve best results. Using a diffuser is the best way to blow-dry curly hair without damaging it.

Shampoo and Conditioner
Always use a shampoo specifically designed for your hair type. Make sure your shampoo is mild and cleanses your hair well. Massage the scalp and rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. Apply a conditioner every time and let it penetrate deeply into your hair and then rinse thoroughly.

Towel dry
After washing your hair, wrap your hair in a towel to remove the excess water but don’t rub your curly hair because you may easily damage the cuticles. Let your hair dry wrapped in a towel for approximately 5/ 10 minutes.

Comb your hair
Use a wide toothed comb to comb your wet hair gently. Always begin combing in small sections, at the ends of the hair and continue combing to the scalp, when detangling.

Heat protecting product
Applying a heat protecting product is a must when blow drying or straightening your hair. Apply it onto clean and damp hair lightly to each section of your hair.

Styling product
Apply a styling product to help you manage and control your curls. Apply the styling product (mousse, gel, foam, spray) throughout your hair, using a comb to distribute it evenly.

Divide your hair
Divide your hair into four sections using clips. This way it will be easier for you to blow-dry your hair, especially it is curly. Gently comb each section of your hair.

Start blow drying
Take one section of your hair and keep working on it. First start blow drying to the roots and make sure your blow dryer is set on low or medium heat. When using a diffuser tilt your head so that your hair falls into the diffuser. Hold it close to your head. Gently run your fingers through your hair and shake out the curls.

Apply a hairspray
Apply a blast of hairspray to keep your curls shiny and droop-free.

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