Common blow drying mistakes
We’ve all been there. It can be frustrating to put all the time and effort into properly caring for your child’s hair, only to end up with heat damage. Fortunately, there are several common mistakes that can easily be avoided.
1. Their hair is too wet
If you are starting your blow dry with sopping wet hair straight out of the shower, put down the blow dryer! Their hair should be more than halfway dry when you begin blow drying. Try towel drying or air drying before you begin to blow dry. This will minimize frizz and heat damage.
Letting the hair dry before you blow dry is also a great way to reduce the amount of time the actual blow drying takes. So, if you are finding that your arms are sore from long blow drying sessions, you may be starting with hair that’s too wet.
2. You’re not sectioning the hair
If you try to dry all of their hair at once, you will likely end up tangling the hair or ending up with knots. To get the perfect blow out, section the hair off into three or six plaits. If you work with one section at a time, you’ll get better results.
3. Your blow dryer is on too hot of a setting
While blow drying their hair on the hottest setting may get the job done faster, but it’s not good for their hair. Using too hot of a setting will likely damage their hair with frequent use. You should adjust your heat setting and airflow setting depending on your hair type.
How to blow dry like a pro
Now that we’ve covered what not to do, it’s time to go over some steps for success! After reading this section, you will be on your way to blow drying like a pro in no time!
STEP 1: After Washing with our Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo, apply the Avocado & Banana Deep Conditioner to strengthen hair before applying heat.
HAIR TIP: Add Nourishing Growth Oil for a hot oil treatment.
STEP 2: Apply Moisturizing Leave-In Detangler on soaking wet hair.
HAIR TIP: Plait child’s hair and allow to air dry overnight.
STEP 3: Apply Mango Butter Soufflé to each section on from roots to end.
STEP 4: Blow dry each section and repeat until all sections are done. Then style!
HAIR TIP: We prefer to use Revlon’s blow drying brush.
Did you find these tips helpful? How do you protect your child's hair from heat damage?
By: Rachel Darden
Do you have a blow dryer you would recommend for thick , dry hair ?
Where is says “ HAIR TIP: Plait child’s hair and allow to air dry overnight” does that mean you do all the prep the day before you blow dry it?
After step one, are we to re-washing after the hot oil treatment or are we rinsing? Or do we go straight into step two?