Blow Dry or Not?


I often go back and forth in my mind on whether or not blow drying is the best option for my hair or twisting it wet and not applying heat. 

I’ve been wearing my hair in twists for months and haven’t touched the blow dryer. One wash day, I noticed that the ends of my twists were feeling a bit raggedy so I decided to blow dry it to trim it a little… or a lot! 

My ends were really a lot worse than I thought. I trimmed quite a bit off, but I knew that there was a lot more to go. My hair gets single strand knots (ssk’s) so easily and twisting it wet and letting it air dry makes it more prone to ssk’s. Blow drying, on the other hand, keeps my ends straight and prevents it from knotting on itself. 

Although twisting my hair is a low manipulation style, my ends are always exposed and left alone to their own devices. So for the next few weeks, I’ll be blow drying and bunning and really protecting my ends. 

I realize now that I don’t have to choose one or the other between twisting and blow drying, but perhaps a frequent mix of both is more beneficial.