Overuse of hot styling tools, such as your hairdryer, curling wand and straighteners, can make your hair dry, prone to breakage and consequently more likely to fall out, especially if you use them every day. This is because when too much strong, dry heat is applied to the hair it weakens the hair shaft.
Is hair dryer harmful for hair?
Is blow drying your hair bad? Correct blow drying will not harm your hair. However, applying heat to your hair when it is already dry can cause brittleness, breakage, dullness and dryness. The secret to safe blow drying is good timing and the proper use of tools and products.
What hair dryer does not damage hair?
“Traditional hair dryers can cause damage and frizz because of a lack of heat control and airflow, but ionic and ceramic hair dryers—preferably with heat control—can effectively dry your hair with minimal damage,” she says.
How does hair damage?
Hair damage occurs when aggressors (think friction, heat, and harsh chemical treatments) attack the protective outer layer of your hair (a.k.a the cuticle) leaving cracks in its exterior.
Which brand is best for hair dryer?
The 19 best hair dryers of 2020
|1||BaBylissPRO Nano||Best overall|
|3||Conair InfinitiPro||Best value|
|4||Cura LUXE||Best ionic|
Is it good to use hairdryer everyday?
Split ends, breakage, and brittle hair. It doesn’t matter if you hit your hair with the heat everyday 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 drys.
Is air drying hair better?
Compared to heat styling, air drying actually retains moisture better. “When your hair is air drying, it’s being naturally depleted of moisture throughout the day, whereas with blow drying, it’s being depleted right away,” celebrity hairstylist and owner of Hair Addict Salon, Michelle Cleveland, tells Bustle.
How do I choose a hair dryer?
Wattage. The higher the wattage of a hair dryer, the more heat it produces and the quicker it will dry your hair. For most hair types, a dryer between 1,300 and 1,800 wattage should be sufficient, with higher levels only required if you have really thick, curly hair.
How do I pick a hair dryer for thin hair?
Since thin hair is often more susceptible to damage, it’s important to avoid overheating it with styling tools. You’ll want to get a medium-wattage blow dryer or one with multiple heats and speed settings. Aside from minimizing damage, this allows you to customize your drying experience and create different styles.