Have you ever gone to the trouble of setting a hairstyle, only to have it fall apart over time and not be able to keep it in place? To keep your hairstyle in place, there is a key to using a hair dryer before using styling products.
Hair style stays in place when dry.
If you have trouble styling your hair, the cause may be the way you dry your hair. When hair is wet, the internal hydrogen bonds are not formed and the hair is free to change shape. When it dries, hydrogen bonds are formed and the hairstyle is kept in place.
Therefore, if the hair is not completely dry when styled, the hairstyle is likely to fall apart. Styling hair when it is wet and the hydrogen bonds are broken and drying it thoroughly will make it easier to keep the hairstyle in place for a long time.
Let’s dry the hair from the roots.
When styling hair, the most common place to forget to dry hair is at the roots. Wet hair should begin to dry from the roots of the hair first. Drying hair from the back to the front in that order and letting the hair at the roots float to dry will help create a fluffy finish.
Then, just before the hair is completely dry, style the hair and then dry the entire hair thoroughly. After hair styling is complete, check that the hair is dry to the roots by running your fingers through it.
Hair styling using a hair dryer
The key to using a hair dryer to shape a hairstyle is to use your fingertips to dry the hair as you condition it. For straight styles, first apply the hair dryer while wrapping the hair around the head with your fingers, then run your fingers through the hair from the bottom to the ends.
For permed hair, lift the hair in a spiral shape with your fingers and apply the dryer from above. In the case of digitally permed hair, wrap your fingers around the hair and the hair will naturally return to its original shape.
After the styling is done.
Once the hairstyle is set with a hair dryer, use a styling product such as wax or hairspray to adjust the volume of the hair and adjust any silhouette concerns. For a more nuanced look, apply a thin layer of wax to create a tousled look.
Spray at the roots to make it easier to lift and fluff the hair. Spraying all over the hair will help prevent the hair from spreading.
After drying hair thoroughly with a hair dryer and adjusting the hairstyle by hand, using a hair styling product will make it easier to maintain the ideal hairstyle.