Wash your hair. For the best blow drying effects and protection, wash with a moisturizing shampoo. This type of shampoo will provide extra moisture that will protect your hair from the effects of the blow dryer. It will also protect it from any other heat caused by straightening or curling, and usually adds moisture. Bumble and Bumble’s Quenching adds the perfect amount of moisture.
Towel off your hair to stop the dripping. Don’t rub your hair with the towel as the resistance causes split ends, frizzy dryness and generally does a lot of damage. Gently wrap the towel around your hair and squeeze. Think of it like blotting the water out of your hair. If you have short hair, wrap the towel around your head and rub moderately using robust, circular motions. Your hair doesn’t have to be very dry at all after toweling; it just shouldn’t be excessively soaked and dripping everywhere.
Separate your hair into sections. The bigger the section, the longer it will take to dry. It’s best to go for 4-6 sections, but make sure nothing is tangled. If you have thick or longer hair, try using clips to help. If your hair’s a bit too short, you may want to just part it into two sections.
Start blow drying at the top/roots, about six inches away from your scalp. Maintain this distance so nothing burns. By drying the hair on your scalp, it prevents the moisture from soaking the rest of your hair.
Work your way down, and remember to move the blow dryer around, again, so nothing burns. If you simply focus the dryer on one spot for too long it will dry out and burn the hair, rather than simply drying it gently.
Leave your hair a little bit damp. Don’t ever dry until your whole head is completely dry – you need to leave in some moisture, so your hair won’t dry out, and become frizzy or damaged. Leave it tolerably damp, not so it soaks your clothes, but so it will dry naturally in about 5-10 minutes.
Finish with a blast of cold air, to lock in shine. Brush through your hair gently, or de-tangle it with your fingers. If needed, apply a moisturizing or anti-frizz serum and brush it through evenly. You can even use a tiny bit of olive oil for a more “natural” option. These will work to keep your locks shiny and smooth, and now, dry, all day long!