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Hair Drying: Bad For Hair?

Hair Drying: Bad For Hair?

Towel drying can cause damage to hair too. When your hair is wet it is more susceptible to damage since its more elastic and easier to break than dry hair. Vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel and cause hair damage and hair fall. It can cause your hair to become more frizzy by roughing up the cuticles of the hair.

A microfiber towel or a t-shirt can be substituted with the heavy towels you frequently use. The finer threads in the microfiber and t-shirt are more gentle to your hair. Also, blot your hair instead of rubbing it with the towel would reduce the negative impact on your hair.

Blow drying

So if blow drying your hair bad? You probably heard this fact before. Applying heat like blow drying hair can cause your hair to become dry and more brittle. It wouldn’t necessarily cause hair loss but would cause split ends, and hair breakage.
However, some people would find that stopping blow drying altogether may not be an option. But, there are ways to reduce the impact blow drying causes to your hair. For instance, applying heat protector spray or leave-in conditioner which contains ingredients that reduces water evaporation. Using a lower heat setting would also reduce the damage that blows drying causes.

Towel drying

Towel drying can cause damage to hair too. When your hair is wet it is more susceptible to damage since its more elastic and easier to break than dry hair. Vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel and cause hair damage and hair fall. It can cause your hair to become more frizzy by roughing up the cuticles of the hair.

A microfiber towel or a t-shirt can be substituted with the heavy towels you frequently use. The finer threads in the microfiber and t-shirt are more gentle to your hair. Also, blot your hair instead of rubbing it with the towel would reduce the negative impact on your hair.

Towel drying

Before you resort to air drying your hair, you should know that studies have found that air drying your hair will cause more long-term damage than blow drying it. Leaving your hair wet can cause damage.

Expert, Dr Tim Moore, from the University of Cambridge, said to Yahoo, ‘The hair is made up of a cortex, which is the area that pulls the shape of your hair, and then cuticles around the side, which are a bit like roof tiles,’ he said. Also mentioning that strands swell when they’re wet, putting pressure on these cuticles.

Dr Moore continued that you put your hair at risk of broken and split ends if you leave it soaking wet. Especially because freshly washed hair has just been stripped of its natural oils, which apparently makes it even more vulnerable to damage.

Solution

So what’s the best option to dry your hair? Prevention.com, a health and beauty blog, says the best option is to leave your hair to dry naturally until its about 70-80% dry. Then blow dry the rest using the lowest setting, keeping the blow dryer about 6 inches away. A combination of both methods.

However, that option is pretty time consuming, and for people who don’t have the option of waiting around for your hair to dry and then blow drying the rest; Dr Tim Moore recommends to dry it with a hairdryer on a low heat to remove excess moisture, before turning the temperature up to style your hair as they dry.

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