The songs Burn Baby Burn or Hot In Here shouldn’t come to mind when its time to dry your locks. A major cause of blow dryer hair damage is simply because many women dry their while it is too wet. Straight out the shower or sink hair needs to go from sopping wet to more manageable if damage control is what you are after. Therefore, how dry should tresses be before you whip out the dryer to do battle?
Hair should be around 60 percent dry before going in with a heated styling tool. Super wet hair takes longer to dry and prolonged exposure to heat ups the chances of damage likely occurring. Always protect strands by aiming to absorb as much moisture as possible with soft towel (cotton t-shirt if available) and by applying a heat protectant product.