The Hottest Hairstyles for Winter -- Minus the Usual Styling Damage
Straight hair, curls, waves -- all cute, all requiring major work with hot tools. But you don't have to sacrifice your hair's health to wear the latest trends. We'll show you how
Sleek, wavy blowoutIf you don't want to fork over $40 on a professional blowout, you can get the same smooth look at home. But, Danilo says to be careful: "People often burn their hair when leaving the blow dryer on one section for too long." The key is to have state-of-the-art tools, he says. Invest in a tourmaline or infrared blow dryer, which has "components that'll protect your hair and dry it faster."
Make sure to apply a leave-in conditioner, like Pantene Aqua Light Weightless Conditioning Shake Spray, $6.99, to damp hair. Then, brush your hair upside down while using the blow dryer. "Once dry, I just go through the hair with a 2-inch curling iron, which replicates the look of blowing your hair out with a huge round brush."
You only want to heat up the iron up to two-thirds of its temperature range. Even though the tool can get hotter, Danilo doesn't recommend going all the way up. "If you were to put the tool on your skin, you'd see just how hot this stuff is," he says.
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