Methods and Myths of Drying Hair
Most people subconsciously reach for the blow dryer after washing their hair. But it is the hair dryer that causes your hair to dry and dull. We have summarized some misconceptions about drying your hair to help you avoid such a situation. Please read on to learn more.
1. Power drying
Don't learn from the TV show where the actress gets out of the shower and pulls a towel and rubs her hair vigorously. This is completely wrong, this aggressive action will make the wet hair bundle become rough, and can actually lead to breakage to a large extent, causing damage and frizz.
2. Wrapping wet hair in a towel for long periods of time
It's perfectly fine to wrap your hair in a towel to absorb some moisture, but wrapping your hair in a regular bath towel while lounging around can accelerate damage without you even realizing it. Generally, pulling wet hair upward away from the scalp, either with a towel or tied with an elastic band) can lead to breakage and even hair loss over time.
3. Use regular bath towels
The fibers in ordinary bath towels are completely harmless to your skin, but surprisingly, they can wreak havoc on your beautiful hair. Because bath towels are made with larger loops in the fabric specifically to help absorb moisture, these loops can get stuck in the hair strand, leading to uncontrollable frizz.
4. Heat set wet hair
Making sure your hair is completely dry before heat setting is the basic rule of hair styling. Do not, under any circumstances, get your hair wet or even dampen it with a heat tool! When you expose wet hair to hundreds of degrees of hot tools, you are actually frying it.
So how do you properly dry your hair?
1. Use a microfiber towel
Microfiber towels have finer threads than regular towels, allowing them to glide through hair easily and reduce strain. Compared to regular cotton towels, microfiber towels can also absorb more moisture in your hair in less time, thus reducing drying time. When using a microfiber towel, be sure to gently squeeze the towel upward over your hair to minimize force and friction to keep your hair soft and frizz-free.
2. Let your hair dry naturally
One of the best things you can do for your hair is to leave it alone. Think of it as a vacation for your scalp and hair - the less handling, pulling, tugging, and external forces, the better. That means stronger, shinier, healthier hair with minimal effort!
3. Use the right styling products
If you don't have time to wait for your hair to air dry, be sure to blow dry or touch any curling iron or straightener before using a heat protectant. We also recommend using a blow dry spray, which can significantly reduce drying time while providing heat protection.
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