Hair dryers are used to dry and style hair. Although it is a very familiar product to us, if used incorrectly, it can cause hair loss, flyaway hair, and thinning of the hair!
Cautions about using a hair dryer after shampooing
The warm air from a typical hair dryer is said to exceed 100 degrees. Hair cannot tolerate temperatures above 60 degrees Celsius, so the distance between the head and the dryer must be kept to regulate the temperature properly. It is recommended to keep the distance between your head and the dryer at least 15 cm, ideally 20 cm. It is also a good idea to always use a treatment product with the hair dryer.
In the case of people with long hair, it is likely that they do not notice excessive use of the hair dryer even if it is used for long periods of time. But be careful. When hair is exposed to heat for long periods of time, the protein component is transformed and becomes hard. This has disadvantages such as making styling difficult and making it difficult for the active ingredients in treatment products to penetrate the hair.
Hair dryer precautions in styling
A hair dryer is essential for styling hair. However, hair, which is a mass of protein, is very sensitive to heat. It can be said that it is very difficult to control the amount of heat because it is a part of the hair that does not have nerves, but too much heat can also deprive the hair of moisture and strength.
The basic rule of thumb for styling is to use a hair dryer in low temperature mode (or low air mode). If you are not confident, it is safer to use a special “treatment dryer” for styling.
Correct use of a hair dryer
The basic principle of use after shampooing is “from the inside to the outside. The image is as if the moisture deep inside the hair is driven outward. And when you feel that it is 80% dry, there is no problem with natural drying afterward. However, if you finish drying your hair while it is still hot, it will cause your scalp to heat up and sweat, so apply cool air to the entire hair for about one minute.
You may be thinking, “If this is the case, why not just dry my hair naturally from the beginning?” But you are wrong. If your hair is soaking wet, the cuticles will remain open, causing hair breakage and creaking. Pores on the scalp are also left open, which can easily lead to hair loss. Also, too much humidity makes it easier for bacteria to grow.
The basic rule of thumb when styling hair is to use the minimum amount necessary. Using heat to style hair is the same as “damaging the hair. Of course, we are not saying that you should not use a hair dryer, but you should definitely avoid thinking about how you want to style your hair while using a hair dryer.