How Often Should You Blow Dry Your Hair?

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How often should you blow dry your hair?

We've been around the block a time or two with the whole "how often should you wash your hair" debate, but once you actually have lathered up, you may be a little less certain about how often you should blow dry your hair? Everyone will have a different opinion on what's best for them and their hair type, but if you want to go according to science, you may not love the answer.

Fact: 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 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.

I know, it's a little disheartening, but if you can't part from your hair dryer, at least follow these tips to help mitigate damage (and needless to say, try to blow dry as little as possible).

  1. Use A Heat Protectant such as Osmo Thermal Defense.
  2. Use the Glampalm Aero with its ‘Healing Stone Technology.
  3. Use Low Heat
  4. Work Quickly
  5. Air Dry First

Top products to lessen the damage on your hair from HBJ Australia…

Osmo Thermal Defense   $22.95           

                      Glampalm Aero     $179    


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