FYI: You're Brushing Your Hair All Wrong
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The Damage: There's nothing necessarily wrong with blow drying your hair upside down, but doing so right out of the shower is bad news because wet hair cuticles are most fragile. Blow drying your hair during this time makes the cuticles dry, rigid and brittle. There's also an art to getting that fierce blow out look.
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How it helps: Blow drying your hair while it's soaking wet takes forever, says Gueldner. You always want to minimize your hair's exposure to heat. Start drying when your hair is about 70 or 80 percent dry, then you can take the round brush and go over the section to take out frizz to give it a nice finish, Gueldner recommends. If your hair is long, use a bigger brush so it doesn't tangle as you roll it through the length of your hair, says Gueldner. Great blowouts are all about technique, adds Flowers. "You really have to smooth the hair out with the brush, go long with it and then roll it down. Never roll the brush up -- it goes against the cuticle and causes tangles."
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