Your bathroom counter is littered with various hair styling products, brushes, and your blow dryer and straightening iron – obviously. You are fabulous, and anyone that says otherwise clearly hasn’t noticed your flawless follicles. But will all this primping take its toll later on in life?
Luckily, if you take the necessary preventative measures, it will not. The average blow drying session can damage your hair by burning and stripping your strands of its natural oils, which cause it to fall; however, this may not be permanent. In more extreme cases, though, blow drying can weaken hair shafts, thereby causing – gasp – permanent hair damage.
Fortunately, the right hair care, including beauty products and styling, can prevent damage from blasting your hair into straight submission.
Before You Blow
After showering, blot hair gently to remove excess water – remember, your hair is weakest and most vulnerable when wet. Apply a leave-in conditioner to lube up your locks, and run a hair pick or wide-tooth comb to let out any tangles or knots. Brush your teeth, apply some make-up, let your hair air dry for a few minutes before actually picking up your handy-dandy blow dryer.
Blow Me, Baby
Alternate between the warm and cool settings on your blow dryer, making sure to not stay in the same spot for too long as this will cause the water in your hair cuticles to heat up, therefore damaging your hair. Make sure to blow dry hair by going with the growth grain to prevent damage to your fragile and precious cuticles.
Last but definitely not least, make sure to keep your hair looking flawless by brushing with a boar-hair bristle brush to evenly distribute oils along your follicles. Now, admire your work. Damn, that full head of hair is looking fierce, and if you keep taking these steps when blow drying your hair, it will be for a very, very long time.
Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.
*photo courtesy of T.J. Lentz