Blow drying is one of the most relied to and commonly used form of hair styling on a daily basis. However, it is also what causes most damaged on women’s hair. This is mostly due to the excessive exposure to heat as a lot of women would rely on their blow dryer to dry the hair post-shower. In some cases, it could also be due to an incorrect style of blow drying.
One technique that experts recommend is a good way to achieve great style on your hair with a blow dryer is the “tension method”. If you are new to this type of blow drying technique, you have come to the right place.
What is the ‘Tension Method’?
The tension method is a process of blow drying hair that does not involve aggressive combing as you run a stream of hot air throughout its length. It also involves the use of a diffuser attachment, which is responsible for properly dispersing heat. The name is adapted from the technique of gently stretching the hair by pulling it out. This ensures that every strand gets a little bit of heat for an even drying process while also keeping each strand well behaved.
The downside to using the “tension method” is that it will take a longer time to finish, especially if you have long hair. You can do this when you have some extra time or when you are not in a hurry. The effort will pay off in the long run.
How to Do the Tension Method
You will need a large, seamless comb so you can de-tangle hair and remove any knots that had formed. Take one section of hair at a time and hold it to keep that section taut. Use your other hand to hold the blow dryer. If you have a concentration nozzle attachment, use that to ensure that you can focus the flow of air into the section that you are working on. Move it from the roots down to the ends. Make sure that you angle the blow dryer in the same direction that your hair is pointed towards.
What are the Benefits?
There are several benefits that “tension method” can offer, especially for women who cannot seem to give up their blow drying habits. Here are some of the benefits to convince you:
• It minimises the possibility of breakage as you reduce the amount of hair manipulation involved. There is no need to use a comb attachment or brush excessively while you blow dry. When you switch to this method, you can dry your hair without sacrificing the fine strands along the way.
• The method also stretches the strands and the added elasticity can help naturally fight off tangles.
• You can achieve a smoother-looking, shinier hair. You can also reduce damaged caused by exposure to direct heat.
Have you been using the “tension method” when blow drying your hair?