Have you ever thought that blow-drying damages your hair and makes it easier to get a perm? Many people have the image that blow-drying damages hair, but in fact, if you blow-dry your hair properly before going to bed, your perm will last longer and you can also reduce damage to your hair caused by friction.
In this issue, we will introduce in detail simple blow-drying techniques to keep perms looking beautiful.
Why is blowing important?
Healthy hair is naturally weakly acidic. However, perming agents are alkaline, so after a perm is applied, the hair inevitably becomes alkaline and easily damaged. In addition, hair cuticles open when it gets wet, so if hair is left wet, the cuticles will peel off due to friction, making it susceptible to external damage.
To protect your hair from this, it is important to blow-dry your hair thoroughly after washing it.
Perms last longer! Easy blow-drying technique
With perms, styling in the morning is very important. In fact, if you blow-dry your hair well before going to bed, the style will be somewhat defined and styling in the morning will be much easier. Below are some simple blow-drying techniques that will help your perm last longer.
- Place your hair between the fabric of a towel and gently absorb the moisture from your hair by “tapping” your hair.
- Apply an out-break treatment such as oil from the middle of the hair to the ends to protect the hair from the heat of the hair dryer. There are various types of out-bath treatments, such as those containing high-quality argan oil or vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties, so choose the one that suits you best.
- Dry hair from the scalp, about 15 cm away from the head. Wrapping a towel around your hair while it is still wet can cause your hair to steam and indigenous bacteria on your scalp to multiply, which can lead to a disturbed scalp environment, so dry your hair as soon as possible after washing it. The most difficult places to dry hair are “behind the ears” and “at the collar. Hair ends, bangs, and sides that are easily damaged tend to dry faster, so be conscious of blowing air from hard-to-dry areas to reduce the risk of damage from blow-drying.
- When the hair is somewhat dry, twirl the ends around your fingers and curl them lightly inward. Do not curl the hair too tightly or the curls will be destroyed. When the hair is dry, lift the curled hair ends lightly with the palm of the hand and blow-dry the hair with low air pressure. This completes the blow-drying process.
Hair is made of a protein called keratin, which is said to undergo thermal denaturation at temperatures between 80 and 100℃. When using a hair dryer to blow-dry hair, be careful not to hold the dryer too close to the hair.
If you are not sure how to blow-dry your hair, consult with a hair salon.
Blowing out permed hair may seem difficult at first glance, but once you get used to it, you will be able to do it well. If you are not sure how to blow-dry your hair… it is a good idea to consult with a hair salon.
Let’s learn blow-drying techniques and enjoy soft permed hair!