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How and when should I blow dry my hair?

Asked by five99one (738 points ) November 19th, 2009

I am a guy, my hair is pretty short. It’s THIN. Sometimes I’ll blow dry it, to give it some lift and volume. But I’m never sure whether I should put product in my hair first, how wet my hair should be, how much I should blow dry it. Basically I don’t know what I’m doing and I guess.

If anyone has tips for blow drying, and also for styling thin hair, that would be great. And when I say thin, I don’t mean thinning. I mean my hair is very fine. I’m trying to go for cool, messy, sort of up-dos. I know it can be done, because my stylist does it every time!

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FishGutsDale's avatar

Your a man you say? The easiest hair cut is a number 3 all over.

Haleth's avatar

I have this product called Surf Hair- I think it’s by garnier. It comes in a green pot and it’s kind of sticky and has a very distinct “hair product” smell. I kind of just scrunch it into my hair, and it really gives it texture and body. I think if you want that messy guy up-do, you should towel-dry your hair. This will start making it messy. Let it dry for a few more minutes, then scrunch some kind of product in your hair. Or you can ask your hair stylist what they are using and how they do it. They will probably be able to sell you the same hair products that they use. I don’t know if you should blow-dry your hair at all, because the heat makes it brittle, right?

five99one's avatar

@FishGutsDale Thanks, that’s completely unhelpful.
@Haleth Yeah, I was thinking that the heat does make it brittle. But I’m pretty sure my stylist blow dries it on cold for a little bit before styling it. So I wasn’t sure.

erichw1504's avatar

I use Axe Whatever Messy Look Paste. I have very thin, short hair too and this stuff works great.

poofandmook's avatar

I use LA Looks Sport Fiber Paste.. in a blue tub. I used it when I had spiked hair, mostly. Take a little on your fingers, rub it through damp, towel dried hair… then blowdry your hair upside-down for a few seconds.. focusing on the roots. Then blow it back down to where you want it right-side up.

JLeslie's avatar

Mousse will give you more volume. After showering towel dry, then apply the mouse and then blow dry. Also, Tigi Catwalk Root Boost is fantastic. I actually use both, the boost on my roots and mousse for the rest of my hair. But my hair is much longer probably, you should be able to get away with one or the other.

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