I don't have very good luck with my hair nor do I have a ton of common sense so when you put the two together it isn't always pretty.
A couple of years ago, in an attempt to create the perfect poof in the front I blow dryed my hair using a round brush backed by a metal plate. I didn't think anything of holding the blow dryer directly to the hair for a minute. I left it there in order to achieve the perfect poof with the right amount of body. When I removed the brush, I also removed a large chunk of hair, right off the top of my head.
This past summer while in Europe, we were sometimes lucky enough to stay in a hotel with a blow dryer. So on the days that I actually washed and dryed my hair, it was with one of those teeny tiny doll size blow dryers. My hair was a little longer than my shoulders so when I threw my head to the side to blow dry the roots, my hair was sucked up the back of this little contraption and unfortunately had to be ripped out in order to remove the blow dryer from my scalp. This left me with a bunch of tiny hairs about 2 1/2-3 inches long that would stand up in the wind.
My europe strands are beginning to grow back but there is now new breakage. It must be because of the chemicals that recently brought me back to my blonde life and my crappy blow drying jobs.
If anyone has any tips I am all ears and small fly aways.
My current regime is leave in conditioner followed by brutal blow drying and a straight iron.
Ps. Fly away help: Clear mascara does an amazing job at holding the little guys down.