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Get Your Head Right With a Blast of Cool

You may have noticed that cool button on your dryer. You know, the one your hand slides over when choosing a heat setting to blow dry. It's there for a reason, so let's tackle a few of them:

  • Ice-cold relief. If you think things are heating up too much – i.e., your scalp feels like it's on fire – a blast of cold can relieve that burning feeling on your head and cool down the motor of the dryer in the process. (P.S., Beauty shouldn't be that painful, so consider a lower heat setting. Less heat, less breakage.)
  • Is it done yet?! Because hair gets so hot under the dryer, it may feel warm to the touch, but not actually be totally dry. Next time, blast your head with a shot of cold to see if any hair feels damp and refocus your heating efforts in that spot.
  • Lock and load. Similar to rinsing with cold water, the cool setting causes hair cuticles to close and seals in moisture. It's a great step to add in after heating and before rinsing out a leave-in conditioner. Plus, this helps set and lock a long-lasting style once you've finished.

Now go forth and shoot the breeze!

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sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 7 years
Yeah, that nipple is surprising.
emalove emalove 7 years
I sometimes do this...if I remember. I don't always blowdry my hair anyway.
prettywarrior prettywarrior 7 years
This woman is clearly using the "cool" setting on her dryer. ;)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
aside from the nipple... haha I wonder why they don't just have cool blasting blow dryers??? I would much rather used that than heat and my finger always slips of the button.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Oh I always do this... good tips.
caryatid caryatid 7 years
haha i'm guessing that was overlooked!
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 7 years
wow, didnt notice that. haha.
julieulie julieulie 7 years
Um, wow, that picture is NSFW. A warning might be nice to save this post for viewing at home....
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
I always finish with a cold blast too :)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I've always done this :)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I've always done this :)
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