Now that I’m dealing with more natural hair than relaxed hair, I thought it would be good to show you how I go about blow drying natural hair (transitioning hair).
Shampoo, Redken Cleansing Cream
Awesome cleansing cream to remove product buildup from the hair and scalp.
Protein Treatment, SheScentIt Okra Reconstructor
Mild protein reconstructor that keeps the hair nicely balanced.
Moisturizing Conditioner, Biolage Conditioning Balm
Very hydrating and offers outstanding slip.
Leave In Conditioner, Bekura Honey Latte Detangling Hair Milk
Hydrating and provides great curl definition. Smells delicious, just like a blend of honey and coffee.
Heat Protectant, Silken Seal Hair Conditioner
This heat protectant was used by the hair stylist that I recently visited. I like how my hair felt silky and hydrated so I decided to give it a try at home.
Blow Drying Natural Hair Tutorial
I don’t have much experience with blow drying natural hair (yet) so much of this was trial and error. I basically used the same technique that I would normally use for blow drying relaxed hair. It worked, however, I’m pretty sure I could have stepped up the heat for a smoother finish. Instead, I used low heat because this blow drying natural hair tutorial was my prep work for straightening my hair with the Apalus Heat Brush. I will be working on that review soon so stay tuned.
Although my hair was detangled prior to blow drying, I made sure to run the comb through each section right before blow drying. This ensured all tangles and knots were indeed removed. I also tried to keep the hair taut while I worked through each section. Basically, doing the tension method to smooth the hair out and help the cuticles lay flat.