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Quick Hair Blow Drying Secrets

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If you have a hair or beauty emergency and need or want to dry your hair as fast as possible, consider the following quick hair blow-drying secrets.

The secrets and tips listed below may speed up your hair drying time, but there is a risk the added heat required may dehydrate delicate strands.

Heat damage is one of the most challenging results of blow drying.  Always do your best to protect against it.

Listed below are some quick hair blow-drying tips:

1.  Towel blot newly cleansed hair with a super absorbent towel to remove excess moisture.  If you prefer, you can use a clean 100% cotton t-shirt or similar cloth.

2.  Blow dry hair in a different room from where you washed your hair.  The heat and steam from the shower create excess moisture and humidity, which is inadvertently absorbed by the hair.  This excess moisture adds to the drying time.

3.  Use as few styling products as possible.  The more products you use, the longer it'll take to dry your hair.  Remember that less is definitely more.

4.  If you separate hair into individual sections before blow drying, remember that the larger the sections, the longer it will take hair to dry.

5.  Switch to an ionic style dryer designed to speed dry hair.

6.  Select a blow dryer with 1,875 watts of drying power.  The added wattage will speed up the drying process.  If you decide to use 1,875 watts of drying power, be sure to use a heat-protectant product before you begin.

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7.  Use a blow dryer with a concentrator attachment and direct heat from the concentrator to areas where it historically takes longer to dry.

8.  Start the hair drying process by first rough drying towel-blotted hair with fingers.  Blow dry until hair is 95% percent dry.  After hair is 95% dry, blow and smooth with a 100% boar bristle brush and a round or paddle brush.

9.  Add instant shine by running through dry hair with a flat iron.

10.  Finish with a drop or two of shine serum massaged into the palms of your hands and swiped over the top of the hair.

This seals in moisture and amps up shine.  If you have fine hair, you may prefer to use a light shine spray instead of drops.

Other quick hair blow-drying tips include the following:

- Use two blow dryers simultaneously to get double the blow drying results.  This can be a little tricky to accomplish since both hands will be utilizing dryers simultaneously, but in an emergency, it will do the trick.

- Direct the airflow from the blow dryer down the hair shaft from the roots to the ends.  When you direct the airflow down the hair shaft, it encourages shine.

- Never direct air from the ends to the roots unless the goal is to add volume to the hair.

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While there are shampoo products that advertise that they can speed up drying time, the downside to these types of products is that they tend to be drying for the majority of people.

Remember that not all products, tips, or hair care secrets work equally well for everyone.  I have rough hair, so it takes longer for my hair to dry than several of my friends who have fine or thin hair.

Experiment with the tips listed above and be willing to create some of your own shortcuts.  Every head of hair is unique, and all hair types respond differently to blow drying.

In fact, if you have some of your own secrets of how to speed up the blow drying time, please share.

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When blow drying hair always apply a protective leave in conditioner and hold nozzle at least 6 inches away from your scalp. Dry on lowest, coolest setting for extra protection.
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