Reece’s first holy-grail rule involves the tools you are using to blow out your hair. “The best method to blow drying any type of hair is to make sure your sections are not bigger than the tool or brush you are using,” she says. The smaller tool will make it easier to thoroughly comb out each strand, making your blowout a much smoother process. It may feel like it take more time to dry your hair this way, but you’ll actually blow it out faster.
It’s true – all kinds of beauty horror moments are more likely to occur when you’re in a rush. That’s why Reece says it’s important to be meticulous – even when you want your hair to dry faster. “Make sure you take your time,” she says. “Because the roots should be fully dry and smooth before moving on to the mid-shaft and then to the ends.”
The number one thing to avoid when blowing out your hair is uneven distribution of heat, Reece notes. “Make sure you don't leave it blowing on one area too long,” she says, as focusing too closely on one area may cause potential heat damage. Instead, move quickly. Not only will you experience less damage, you’ll also dry your hair faster.
“Product and technique are key to blowing out hair without damage,” says Reece, so it’s super important that you protect your hair as best you can while you’re blowing it out. “My favorite products are within the Thermasmooth system from MIZANI,” she says, like the Sleek Guard Smoothing Cream. “The range protects the hair from heat, replenishes moisture levels, and strengthens and repels humidity.” Amen to that.