We all love our salon-style hair and if a good stylist does it, they will not get frizzy as easily as our normal, home-dried hair does right?
What's the science behind it?
It involves 3 components
- Perfect air temperature
- Magical fingers
- Heat Protection Spray
If the blow-drying is performed at a high temperature, then the cuticle gets damaged, and the hair loses moisture from the sublayers of hair, whereas our need was to evaporate excess water from the surface. So, choose a cold or slightly warm but not hot blow of dryer. Many high-end dryers have an option of temperature control. I just found one made by Dyson, and I think it's perfect for a healthy blow dry.
Using a brush is not a good idea when the hair is wet. Instead, use fingers to give the desired direction to hair. As discuses in my earlier post, this can help hydrogen bond formation in the right shape and the right direction. The brush can be used once the hair is at least 80% dry but not before.
Using fingers has one more benefit. Sometimes, using a brush repetitively creates friction and so extra charge gets accumulated in the hair. This extra charge makes the strands of your hair repel each other, leaving your hair frizzy.