How to Use a Hairdryer without Damaging Your Hair

  1. Adjusting temperature and airflow:
    To effectively dry your hair without causing damage, it’s essential to adjust the temperature and airflow of the dryer appropriately. While high heat and strong airflow can effectively dry hair, excessive use can dry out and damage the hair. Typically, a moderate temperature and airflow are suitable. Dryers may have different settings for temperature and airflow, so adjust them according to the condition of your hair.
  2. Pre-drying your hair:
    If your hair is very wet, it’s important to remove excess moisture with a towel first. Dryers are used to dry damp hair, but using the dryer directly on extremely wet hair can cause damage. Gently towel dry your hair to remove excess water before using the dryer.
  3. Distance between the dryer and hair:
    Maintaining an appropriate distance between the dryer and your hair is also essential. Directly applying the dryer too close to the hair can potentially damage it with excessive heat. It is generally recommended to keep a distance of about 10 to 15 centimeters. Avoid getting the dryer too close and dry your hair while maintaining a moderate stretch.
  4. Technique for using the dryer:
    Avoid keeping the dryer in one spot for an extended period. To evenly dry your hair, it’s important to move the dryer slowly from the roots to the ends. Continuously moving the dryer in one direction can cause the hair to tangle, so it’s important to alternate the direction of movement.
  5. Moisturizing care:
    The heat from the dryer can make your hair more prone to dryness, so it’s important not to neglect moisturizing care. After using the dryer, you can protect your hair by moisturizing hair oil or mist. This helps prevent dryness and frizz in your hair.
  6. Using protective products:
    It is also recommended to use heat protectants or sprays to protect your hair from heat before using the dryer. These products help shield your hair from damaging heat and prevent dryness. Using appropriate protective products for your hair helps protect it from the heat of the dryer.

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