Going for a meeting or a social event calls for hair styling. Also running short on time and moving out with wet hair does not sound great. This has led to increasing use of blow dryers.
It doesn’t matter if you hit your hair with the heat every day or once a week, the fact of the matter is, every time you do it is going to cause damage
The extreme heat from hair dryers causes the water under the cuticles (the outermost layer of the hair) to form bubbles that stress and break the hair. The result? Split ends, breakage, and brittle hair.
Below are a few simple guidelines that can help minimize the likelihood of damaging your hair using a hair dryer.
- When drying your hair with handheld hair dryer, you should continuously move the device so that the temperature does not build up in any one place. Temperatures above 300 degrees Fahrenheit irreversibly damage hair fibers.
- Wet hair is more fragile than dry hair, so manipulate your hair gently while using the dryer.
- Try not to dry your hair completely with the dryer, but rather let the last bit of moisture dry naturally. This minimizes the risk of damaging your hair through over drying it.
- Use Low Heat: Hair Your inclination might be to turn your blow dryer to the highest heat setting to get it done quickly, but don’t. Use the lowest heat setting for the least damage.
- Always condition your hair after shampoo. Also, use health renewing products like a serum or Argon oil after blow drying as a protectant.
Braids, pony tails, hats, whatever — just find some styles you like that you can do without having to use heat on your hair for those in between days.