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For most women, blow drying is a necessary procedure to getting ready and out of the house. Some women wash their hair everyday, others every few days. But as vital as it is, is hair drying damaging our hair, and if so, what can we do to change things?
According to Bustle, while it may feel a bit impossible to cut out hair drying completely, there are ways to mitigate the damage it causes.
Blow drying your hair can damage and dry it out. So clearly, that’s bad, but just how bad is bad? According to Self Magazine, you ideally don’t want to ever blow dry your hair. Now, don’t freak out, because as I said, that’s ideally. And we definitely don’t live in an ideal world. But it’s important to understand the reasoning behind it. According to Dr. Michael Roizen, « The extreme heat from hair dryers (and from curling irons) causes the water under the cuticles (the outermost layer of the hair) to form bubbles that stress and break the hair. » The result? Split ends, breakage, and brittle hair.
It doesn’t matter if you hit your hair with the heat every day or once a week, the fact of the matter is, every time you do it is going to cause damage, so ideally, you want to avoid blow drying altogether, or go as long as you can between blow dries.
If you’re looking for salvation in a bottle, try this: Davines Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer – Anti-Humidity and Bodifying Tonic 250ml. It is a go-to fix for dry, damaged, over-washed and over-dried hair. A bodifying tonic with an anti-humidity effect for all hair types. The formula provides texture and protection against heat and humidity, enhancing the natural shine of the hair and reducing the blow-drying time. It is an essential support for creating the state-of-the-art blow-dry and it can be used with all hot tools.
To use, just spray evenly on towel-dried hair and proceed to style without rinsing.