Hi, Dames! We are on the tail-end of winter and we are all trying to get through this time of dry hair, dry skin, and to find solutions to keep ourselves and our hair looking shiny and healthy. There are several products out there that aid in protecting your hair from the heat, but which one is right for you? Some things they fail to tell us on the products. Never fear, The Hair Dame is here!
First, there are several reasons why our hair gets dried out with split ends, some faster than others. Some Dames have a very thin cortex allowing almost anything to cause breakage- from blowdrying and irons to sleeping on the wrong pillow case, to using the wrong rubber bands. There are some of us that have damaged ends from over bleaching last summer and have spent all winter trying to make them healthy again, and the heat from styling doesn’t help. Then, there are some of us that just want to maintain that beautiful sheen in the hair and not let anything damage it.
The most important thing when blowdrying your hair is to use the nozel on the end of the blowdryer. This is a barrier between the heat and your hair. This is the difference between a shiny blowout and a frizzy one. The difference between an expensive blowdryer and a cheap one is in two things: the level of heat and the tricks. Ionic blow dryers will make your hair shinier and the hotter the blow dryer, the smoother and shinier your hair becomes. When you have a barrier product on the hair, the high heat pushes that product into the hair shaft, therefore protecting and smoothing the cuticle. My favorite blow dryers are Babyliss, CHI, and GHD.
Below are examples of hair products and for who they would be best for.