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Expert Warns About The Harm Of Leaving Your Hair Wet And 4 Mistakes Most Women Do When Blow Drying It

Date August 29, 2018 17:19

Every woman wants their hair to look the best. But, investing in expensive shampoos and hair masks can be a waste of time if you don't know how to style your hair properly, especially when using a hairdryer. There are a lot of things that go into drying your hair a safe way, so let's find out how you can improve this process.

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Common mistakes you do with a blow dryer

First of all, blow drying your hair isn't as straightforward as it sounds. There are many ways you can improve your technique and achieve better results. So, what can you be doing wrong?

1. Using a cheap blow-dryer.

Good blow-dryers come with different temperature settings and have a cool option, which can help minimize the frizz and make your hair look shiny. Invest in a good equipment and you'll be amazed at the difference.

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2. Keeping hair in a towel for too long

This one's a classic lazy girl problem. Staying with a towel on your head for too long won't help get rid of the excess water, it actually traps the moisture and can make your scalp sweaty. In addition, the towel creates unnecessary friction, which can lead to hair breakage.

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3. Brushing wet hair

Using your brush while your hair is wet damages it very badly. Wait until it dries a bit before brushing it, or help move the process along with the low setting on your blow-dryer.

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4. Forgetting about heat protection

Heat protective sprays aren't only necessary when using curlers or straighteners, they're important during blow drying as well. Your hair will be much fuller and healthier if you adopt the habit of spraying some heat protection before every drying.

Why can't you leave your hair wet for too long?

Of course, some women don't use a blow dryer at all choosing to let their hair dry naturally, otherwise known as air drying. However, as it turns out, leaving your hair wet for too long can be harmful to it, as revealed by Dr. Tim Moore.

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Moore is the Vice President of Smart Devices at ghd Platinum, a company specializing in hair styling equipment. According to Dr. Tim:

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. When your hair is wet, it swells, meaning the water puts pressure on the cuticles, which could eventually make them to break off – leading to split ends.

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His advice is to get rid of excess moisture with the low temperature setting on your hair dryer at least until it's slightly damp if you don't want to dry it completely. 

Now, you have all the knowledge necessary to achieve beautiful hair without even having to style it in a difficult way. Stay beautiful and look after your stunning locks!

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.

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