Drying Your Hair without Damage

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 29, 2016)

My hair is kind of funny because when I allow it to dry naturally, it dries in a weak wave. While wavy hair can be pretty, my half-wave is not so great and so almost everyday I use a blow dryer to straighten out and dry my hair. Blow dryers, however, can be very damaging to hair, and after prolonged use, can affect your hair quite negatively. If you're like me and often blow dry your hair, you may be wondering how to dry your hair without damaging it, so here are a few tips on how to dry your hair without damaging it.

Unfortunately for those of you with hair similar to mine, the best way to avoid damaging your hair is to not use a blow dryer at all, but rather, to allow your hair to dry naturally. If you have the time and don't hate the way your hair dries, then allowing it to dry naturally is the best way to improve and maintain the health of your hair. However, if you must use a blow dryer, follow these few tips. Blow your hair on the warm or cool setting (the cool setting is best). You should also blow on the low level. When you dry your hair on high and hot, you are applying extreme heat directly onto your hair, undoubtedly damaging your hair. Such intense heat exposure will definitely harm your hair, so if you can minimize the intensity of heat applied to your hair.

There are also various hair products out there that can help restore health to heat damaged hair. There are ever products that are designed to strengthen and fortify your hair so you minimize the negative effects of a hot blow dryer. Consult your hair stylist to get the best tips for your specific hair type and style; different hair types require different types of care, and some hair types are more resistant to heat from a blow dryer. If you know your hair, then you can better determine what it can handle.

Unfortunately, you can't completely avoid damaging your hair if you use a blow dryer. Regardless of what settings on your blow dryer you use or how often you use your blow dryer, any use of a blow dryer is sure to damage your hair, even if the damage is insignificant. If you know the tips and tricks to improving the health of your hair, then you can better care for your hair. Remember that the best way to improve and maintain the health of your hair is to let it air dry, but if that's not possible, then consider these methods of using your blow dryer.

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Charlotte Wood

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