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Leaving Hair Wet Can Be Harmful: 4 Mistakes Women Make When Blow-Drying Hair

Date August 30, 2019 19:36

Every woman wants her hair to look healthy and shining. However, investing in expensive shampoos and hair masks can be a waste of time and money if you make hair mistakes. For example, leaving your hair wet while going to bed can be harmful for your hair and your scalp.

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Common mistakes woman do when blow-drying hair

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 bad blow-dryer.

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

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2. Keeping hair in a towel for too long

It is one of the most common problems. 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. Moreover, the towel creates unnecessary friction, which can result in hair breakage.

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3. Brushing wet hair

Brushing wet hair damages it very badly. Wait until your hair 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. Not using 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, they let their hair dry naturally, otherwise known as air drying. However, leaving your hair wet for too long can be harmful to it, as revealed by Dr. Tim Moore.

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According to Dr. Moore:

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 simple. Just get rid of excess moisture with the low-temperature setting on your hairdryer and your hair will thank you. 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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