Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blow Drying: The Tension Method

What is "The Tension Method"?

The Tension Method, is when you use tension to stretch out your new growth or kinky hair, oppose to blwing out by combing  while drying.

How To:
  • Wash/Cowash your hair
  • Detangle under running shower.
  • Blot hair dry with towel, or T-shirt dry.
  • Section hair in desired amount of sections.
  • Hold a section of your hair taut (preferrably a smaller section if using four section, for quicker dry  time)
  • With the other hand angleyour hand held dryer in the direction the hair is going, if you have a concentration nozzle, it would be great to use it.
I would suggest using warm or cold air settings.
I was impatient and used are my results:
If you decide to use "Hot air", remember to apply a heat protectant beforehand.

I pretty much got the results of a "blow out", without the harsh combing and  breakage. So I definietly say that it is a winner! Next time I decide to straighten my hair out, this will definitely be my method of drying, simply to limit the heavy manipulation, that comes with blowing out.

Have you tried the Tension Method before? What were your results? What is your method?

1 comment:

  1. I heart tension drying. I use my dryer on the cool setting and always apply a heat protectant---Not necessarily for its protection but for its smoothing assistance.

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