Finding a shortcut to drying your hair? Drying with heating tools comes with its own banes. We’ve caught the culprit - the wrong method. Fortunately, we’ve collated some common mistakes people make while drying their hair, some dos and don’ts and listed the right products that will protect your tresses.


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Common Mistakes People Make When Drying Their Hair: 

Though every hair type’s constitution is different, it suffers when styled excessively using heat. So, let’s hop on to your personal guide to dry hair.

Common Mistakes People Make When Drying Their Hair:

1. Using Too Much Heat

Excessive heat can damage your hair's cuticle, leading to dryness, breakage, and frizz. To avoid this, use the lowest effective heat setting on your hairdryer and hold it at least 6 inches away from your hair. Additionally, consider investing in a hairdryer with multiple heat and speed settings to have more control over the drying process.

2. Rough Towel-Drying

That tug of war you play with your hair and towel can cause friction and lead to breakage and frizz. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water with a soft, microfiber towel or an old t-shirt. Pat your hair dry rather than rubbing it, as this will help absorb moisture without causing damage.

3. Skipping Heat Protection

Heat protectant sprays or serums create a protective barrier on your hair, shielding it from the damaging effects of heat styling tools. Apply a heat protectant product evenly throughout your hair before blow-drying or using other heat styling tools to minimize damage and maintain hair health.

Our Argan oil hair serum is one of the best heat protectant products. Touted for its frizz-control benefits, the Argan serum provides heat protection for up to 230 ℃. Want more? The hair serum adds an impeccable shine to your tresses! 

How To Dry Different Hair Types The Right Way

1. Thick Or Curly Hair

Thick or curly hair tends to be more prone to frizz and can take longer to dry. To effectively dry thick or curly hair, use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer. Start by drying your roots first, then work your way down to the ends, using a low or medium heat setting. Scrunch your hair gently with the diffuser to enhance your natural curl pattern without causing frizz.

Try our Rice water leave in conditioner to style your hair. Made with Black kavuni rice, it adds excellent nourishment and moisturization to curls. It enhances the texture of curls and leaves a pleasant fragrance. 

2. Fine Or Straight Hair

Fine or straight hair is more susceptible to damage from heat styling tools, so it's essential to use a lower heat setting when blow-drying. Use a paddle brush or a round brush to smooth your hair as you blow-dry, directing the airflow downward to minimize frizz and create a sleek finish. Be sure to keep the dryer moving continuously to prevent overheating and potential damage.

We recommend using our Curry leaves conditioner to enhance the health of your hair. The conditioner not only nourishes tresses but also amps up the thickness and growth of your tresses. Plus, the fragrance of fresh Mandarins is unbeatable.


Drying your hair the right way is crucial for maintaining its health, strength, and appearance. By avoiding common mistakes and using the correct techniques for your hair type, you can achieve salon-worthy results at home while minimizing damage and promoting healthy hair growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Should I always use heat protection before blow-drying?

A. Yes, it's crucial to use a heat protectant product before blow-drying or using any heat styling tools to minimize damage and protect your hair from the effects of heat.

Q:2 Can I skip conditioner if I'm going to blow dry my hair?

A. No, conditioner helps to moisturize and detangle your hair, making it easier to manage and style. Skipping conditioner can lead to dryness and damage, especially when using heat styling tools. Choose a lightweight conditioner if you're concerned about your hair feeling weighed down or greasy after blow-drying.

Q:3 How frequently should I be drying my hair with a hairdryer?

A. It's best to limit the use of heat styling tools, including hairdryers, to no more than a few times a week to minimize damage. Allow your hair to air dry naturally whenever possible to maintain its health and vitality. If you must blow-dry your hair frequently, consider investing in a high-quality hairdryer with advanced technology to minimize heat damage.

Q:4 How do I avoid creating frizz when drying my hair?

A. To avoid frizz, use a lower heat setting on your hairdryer and direct the airflow downward to smooth the hair cuticle. Additionally, using a leave-in conditioner or anti-frizz serum can help keep your hair smooth and manageable. Avoid touching or manipulating your hair too much while drying, as this can disrupt the hair cuticle and lead to frizz.


Written by Ayushi Limbachiya on Apr 04, 2024