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Air Drying Is Damaging Your Hair—Here's Why

March 8, 2016 by Isabel Jones
shefinds | beauty

Everything you’ve ever known has been a lie. Okay, maybe not everything, but probably every preconceived notion you held about drying your hair.

I always pat myself on the back for a natural, low-maintenance air dry, whispering, “You’re a hair-drying pioneer, Isabel!” But all this time, I’ve been giving myself credit where credit is not due. Air-drying is not the healthiest hair-drying option. *GASP*  If done correctly, a blow dryer can cause less damage than letting your hair dry naturally.

How can this be? Well, the longer that your hair is wet, the more pressure is exerted on the proteins that keep your strands from breaking, which leads to more damage.

So, instead of fully embracing the air-dry, try giving your mane the best of both worlds. Let your hair air dry about three-quarters of the way. Once it has, unearth your hair dryer (but don’t get power hungry!) — turn your dryer to the coolest setting and hold no less than six inches away from your hair, keeping your hair dryer in constant motion.

Ta-da! You have healthy, heat-protected hair!

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