What Can I Do to Avoid Heat Damage from Blow-Drying?

Once you’ve perfected your blow-dry technique, it’s tempting to want to style your hair the same way every day. Unfortunately, the more you blow-dry your hair, the more damage you cause.

Although there are ways to minimise the negative effects of a blow-dry, it’s impossible to completely eliminate them. Still, these steps will keep your tresses as healthy as possible.

 

What can I do to avoid heat damage from blow-drying?

 

What causes heat damage?


Heat damages the hair by putting pressure on the hair shafts, weakening strands and making them prone to breakage. Even the best tourmaline, ionic, and ceramic hairdryers still emit heat. Whilst hair damage will be minimised, it will still occur.

Using a hairdryer every day continually puts pressure on the hair shafts, leaving you with broken, frizzy hair that's prone to split ends. Correcting your blow-dry technique, using treatments and protectants, and using a better hairdryer will help. But the best way to prevent breakage is to avoid daily drying.


What products can I use to make the most out of my blowout?


Make each blowout last longer with product. We recommend Kevin.Murphy Body.Builder or evo Mister Fantastic Blowout Spray, which are both great for prepping hair for drying. Then use the cool shot button at the end of your blow dry to seal the cuticles and set the style in place.

Your styling go-to should be dry shampoo, which gives you volume with less build-up than other products. We also recommend a light mist of hairspray, such as ghd Final Fix Hairspray, to extend the life of your style. However, be sure to hold the spray at least 30 cm away from your hair for light and even distribution.

 

What can I do to avoid heat damage from blow-drying?

 

What can I do with my hair on non-blow-dry days?


Whether you wash your hair daily or find that your blow-dry doesn’t look salon-worthy on in-between days, you can find alternative styles to take the heat off your hair.

Why not experiment with up-dos? Braids in particular look better on unwashed hair, as you have more texture to work with. A classic ponytail is also a great way to disguise second-day hair. If up-dos aren’t your thing, try unheated rollers to boost some lift back into your blow-dry.

Ideally, try using a dry shampoo plus a paddle brush to detangle, lessen frizz, and distribute natural oils. We love the versatile evo pete ionic paddle brush in conjunction with evo water killer dry shampoo.

Here's a trick for fringes: try just washing the parts of your hair most affected by sweat and oil! Of course, you can always use dry shampoo, but washing your fringe and touching up where you need to with your flatiron is fairly quick and very effective.

Whilst it may be tempting to blow-dry your hair daily, your hair will thank you if you limit yourself to three to four blowouts per week. The less heat you apply to your hair, the healthier your mane will be. Even a great blow-dry can’t fix damaged and broken hair.

 

What can I do to avoid heat damage from blow-drying?

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