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Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

I have noticed that the high heat setting on my hair dryer is really hot. I feel like I am frying my hair if I use it on high. I usually use the medium setting. I know Chaz suggests staying away from curling irons and flat irons. He says if it burns your skin, it burns your hair. I also know that he says to keep the blow dryer moving, moving, moving to keep from burning your hair. However, I can't help but feel like I am still burning my hair. What do you all think about this topic?? Does anyone know if Chaz uses medium or high heat while styling?
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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

I don't blow dry my hair much, but I use medium heat when I do. You might want to look for a dryer with a low setting.

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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

On 5/22/2014 ChynnaBlue said:

I don't blow dry my hair much, but I use medium heat when I do. You might want to look for a dryer with a low setting.

That's a good point. I am wondering if my dryer just has more heat output than other dryers. The medium is plenty hot to me. I have a Revlon dryer.
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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

Medium heat for me. I blow dry my hair after washing it about every 3-4 days. I use the John Frieda brush to style afterwards. So that uses some high temperatures.

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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

Another medium.

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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

I blow dry on medium heat and medium speed and keep that nozzle attachment on the dryer at all times.

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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

I use the diffuser and low or medium heat, low speed. That's why I haven't sprung for a more expensive dryer...I feel like it would be wasted given my speed and heat constraints. But my hair takes an hour to dry. My wash-and-wear style takes over 2 hours to actually do Smiley Tongue
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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

Low speed, hot temp.
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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

I am a person who does everything on high.
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Re: Do you blow dry with medium or high heat?

Start on high to get the water out and then medium/cold to finish. I always end on cool since I get so hot doing it. I also blow dry on cold if I'm super hot to begin with and it is already towel dried.