5 Blowdrying Mistakes You’re Probably Making

That feeling when you walk out of the salon with a fresh blowout—your hair is so soft and shiny. You actually don’t want to wash your hair after a couple of days because is it so hard to give yourself a perfect fresh blowout at home.  It’s not that it is impossible to get a salon-worthy style on your own, you just have to know the right tricks. We chatted with some hairstylists in London and found out the 5 blowdrying mistakes you’re probably making.

5 Blowdrying Mistakes You're Probably Making


5 Blowdrying Mistakes You’re Probably Making

#1 Using the wrong brush
When it comes to blow-drying, brushes are crucial. The biggest mistake is using a metal brush. Which can damage your hair and even cause hair breakage.

#2 Not using heat protectant
Blow-drying your hair without a heat protectant is just asking for trouble. Just as you would apply sunscreen to protect your face from the sun, you should protect your hair from the heat.

#3 Blow drying sopping wet stands
Blow drying sopping wet strands usually means you’ll be drying your hair for a longer period of time, and as result adding more damage to your hair.

#4 Using A Wrong Hair Dryer 
Investing in a really good ionic blow dryer is the key to drying hair faster and less hair damage.

#5 Forget to Section Your Hair
It may seems like it adds extra time to your blow dry, but it actually saves time . Try to section your hair in 4 parts and it saves you a lot of time because you’re not drying the same hair over and over again

These are the 5 common mistakes made while trying a blowout at home. Sectioning my hair, using a heat protectant and investing in a great blow dryer has made all the difference for me. What are your top tricks in achieving a fresh blowout at home? Share it with us and leave a comment below. So we can all manage a fabulous blowout this Spring!

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  • Dolores Sullivan Gomez-Rey

    You are absolutely correct I should know I’ve been a hairdresser for lets just say many,many, years keep up the good educating

  • Mimi

    I’m always too lazy to wait for my hair to dry before blowdrying. I know it’s bad! Do you suggest any hair protecting products?



  • Kaitlyn Powell

    I”ve rememdied myself of most of these mistakes, but nothing seems to keep my arm from getting tired. One day I’ll have the perfect blowout!


  • Saria

    I never blow dry. I have curly hair, so I love to air dry. HOWEVER, I’ll be soon “launching” Myself into the corporate world after graduation in June… I can’t very well go to work with wet hair, can I :(? haha thansk for the tips, ladies!

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    Great tips!! tHanks for sharing!! I sometimes forget to add hair protection because of my super stressed morning routine! xx

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  • Natasha

    I didn’t know about the brush – great tip, thank you


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