Can Hair Dryers Cause Damage To Your Hair?

Can Hair Dryers Cause Damage To Your Hair?

You've probably already heard something about heat styling tools and hair damage, but maybe you have never really paid that much attention to it, or you haven't had the time to in the past. So, let's get into it!

First, let's talk science. 

This method of hair drying may lead to roughness, dryness and loss of hair colour. Your hair surface will become more damaged as the temperature increases, and in consequence to that the moisture content will decrease. 

So using a hair dryer to dry your hair will technically cause more surface damage than air drying, however using a hair dryer at a distance of 15 cm with continuous motion causes less damage than drying your hair without heat at room temperature. We know it's a confusing notion, but we'll explain this further.

Other causes of hair damage may come from other physical factors like 

friction from hair accessories, washing, and towel drying. Friction is a major damage factor to the hair surface, especially in the wet stage.

Three women drying hair with towel

So it is important to understand the best way to dry your hair without causing damage.

We got your back!

From the research gathered from scientific articles, the least damaging hair drying method seems to be by air drying, but with some special cares: exposure to ambient temperature after gently removing the dripping water drops with a towel, without aggressive motions with it: (here you can find a visual exemplification of the correct and incorrect movements:

Four frames of one of our social media videos about how to hair dry with a towel

But, if you find that your hair is taking hours to dry naturally, you can blow dry it in a safer way by following this following step: hold the hair dryer at a distance of 15 cm using continuing movements.

A long lasting wet stage is as harmful as a high drying temperature!

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