THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE HAIR DRYER. BENEFIT OR DETRIMENT?
What do women do, waking up every morning? Of course, washed and begin to bring beauty and clean feathers. It is an obligatory morning ritual, and no one and nothing can interfere with it, neither the husband, nor children, nor pets. Grooming is respect for yourself, your body, your image, it is something that boosts self-confidence and inevitably lifts your spirits.
To date, mankind has invented many ways to save time and effort in everyday life and, besides washing machines, dishwashers, microwave ovens and other wonderful inventions, there is one important item that facilitates the life of a woman (and a man too). This hair dryer. There have always been many different rumors and opinions about it. Some believe that the hair dryer is very damaging to the hair and dries it. The latter believe that the hair dryer is harmless, the main thing is to know how to dry your hair properly. Others just use it, whether it harms their hair or not. British scientist Tim Moore, based on his research, proved that water weakens our hair, so we should start drying it immediately after washing our hair. But it must be done wisely.
Why drying hair without a hair dryer is bad for you? Dr. Moore assures that natural drying is the worst thing you can do to your hair. He explains it this way. The contact of hair with water from the first seconds at the molecular level changes their structure, by the way, not the easiest. Every hair is a complex structure. First of all, it has an outer protective layer (cuticle), which consists of several layers of keratinized cells of elongated shape, the so-called hair scales. The main part of the hair is the cortex, formed from the pure protein, carotene. It is responsible for the volume of hair (determined genetically) and its color (chemical processes of pigment change occur exactly in the cortex). The central element of a hair (though not every hair, for example, not in downy hair) is the medulla, the brain substance responsible for thermal conductivity (our strands heat up or cool down, depending on the temperature of the medulla). We each have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on our heads. On average, we lose 50 to 100 hairs each day.
Now for some typical hair drying mistakes. The first mistake is not drying hair thoroughly after washing it. So what happens when we wash our hair or just wet our hair? Try putting yourself inside a house with a leaky roof: when it comes to hair, you’ll be using the cortex and the cuticle to represent the tiles, the gaps in which allow humidity to get in. Water causes the cortex to swell and volume to rise. It would be quite good, if it were not so fragile and practically defenseless, for the cuticle scales, having softened, are completely opened. Most importantly, the longer we leave hair soaking wet and the longer we leave it in contact with water, the more it will continue to swell, stretching the poor cuticle. Hair can absorb up to 30 percent of its weight in water. Each wash followed by slow drying puts the protective layer of hair to the test over and over again, causing the protective layer to crack. Take pity on your hair, dry it immediately after washing.
The second worst mistake scientists can advise against is going to bed with wet hair. Yes, in order to save time, we often head to bed as soon as we’ve washed our hair. Doing so can cause damage to our hair that will take months to repair. What’s the point?? We do a lot of involuntary movements in our sleep, including rubbing our heads on the pillow, which is quite intense and can lead to hair thinning and breakage. By the way, the weather strongly affects the quality of drying: high humidity will instantly reduce all the efforts of styling to zero use heat protection spray to reduce its impact on the hair. Dr. Moore’s tests have shown that, as hard as it may be to believe, our hair feels best on a cold, clear winter day at zero degrees.
The science behind why air-drying isn’t the healthiest way to dry your hair.
Third don’t rub your hair with a towel. You got out of the shower and undoubtedly immediately grab your hair dryer. But there is one important thing you must do first and foremost, is to dry your hair with a towel. In doing so, do not rub or apply any force whatsoever. Not only will you make a nest-like nest on your head that’s not easy to untangle and traumatize the hair shaft cuticle. The movements should be soft and gentle. And a towel, of course, clean and natural materials.
Fourthly don’t brush wet hair. Never use a brush or a brushing brush! Hold a comb or comb with coarse, sparse teeth, and work your way slowly from the tips to the roots, in exactly the opposite direction. Comb wet hair as carefully and carefully as possible: we have already said that in this state they are extremely defenseless, and the slightest forceful manipulation can break them. A few drops of oil or a dose of leave-in care would make it easier. If your hair is still very tangled, try this: blow-dry it with a cold jet for a few minutes and flatten it with your fingers.
Fifth, do not use the high temperature and speed of the hair dryer at once. First use a low temperature and speed it is very important to make sure that the hair (or rather, as we remember, the medulla) does not heat up until the water has completely evaporated from the inner layer. Divide the hair into large sections, for example at the nape of the neck, the temples and the crown, and blow evenly with cool air, keeping the hair dryer at least 15 cm from the head. Even if the temperature of the hair dryer seems warm it will probably be around 70 degrees, the temperature of the hair will not rise above 30 degrees until it is dry. Hair itself will warm up when it is 80-90% dry you will feel it. You can now turn up the heat to finish the drying process quickly.
A very important point: Run a cold airjet through all strands of hair the difference in temperature as if to seal the internal ties in the hair shaft and fix the style. Blowing dry hair upside down isn’t necessary for bulky volume; you can get it if you turn the heat up and move the nozzle closer to the roots, using a comb to lift them up.
Sixth, use irons and straighteners only on dry hair. It’s a disastrous mistake to use tongs on wet hair. When you heat the water, it turns into steam and expands. Moisture inside your hair can literally explode when heated, nearly incinerating its content. If you want to fix the style, it is better to use hairspray, but do it only after the hair is completely dry. And let the nail polish dry before you start straightening or curling your hair with hot appliances. It is also important to choose good quality appliances that heat all plates and trunks evenly to an optimal temperature of 185 degrees, and avoid temperatures above 210 degrees it is very bad for both their color and quality.
Research by scientists is good, but it’s also interesting to hear the opinion of a master who has worked in hairdressing for many years and has something to say based on his personal experience. Who else in Nova Land doesn’t know, meet Lyubov Aydarova, a master stylist in Nova Land with many complex specialties.
Н.В.Hello Lubov. How did you get started in the beauty industry??
Л.А.Hello! Thank you for contacting me. I’m happy to share my experience and tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Lyubov. Been in the beauty business for over ten years. Since I’m a workaholic by nature, I worked at three jobs since I was 17, until I found my vocation! It’s a childhood dream of mine to be a stylist. I started out as a man’s handyman. After three years of training, I didn’t have enough knowledge, but I had a crust. In practice I have learned that working as a hairdresser is not that easy. Every person needs a different approach. Step by step, through pain, suffering, mistakes, I overcame all the difficulties of this profession and finally became a jack-of-all-trades. When you see and feel a person, you can always come up with something they like. That’s how I became a stylist! Now at every opportunity I try to get new knowledge and experience. I take color courses, courses of complex coloring, barber school. And also I attend various seminars on certain topics that are relevant to any woman is Botox and keratin hair straightening, Boost Up (a procedure for creating curl volume) and seminars on hair treatment is the most painful topic of each client!
Н.В.: What kind of care is needed for colored hair, bleached hair, uncolored hair?
Л.А.: Everyone wants to look beautiful. Every girl dreams of having healthy hair and thick hair. How to do it in our harsh climate? Many blondes have broken hair after bleaching, and no matter how much she dreams about it, she will have to cut off the ends of her damaged hair. Then you need to start restoring the hair. When you bleach your hair becomes hollow, and therefore tries to nourish everything, even the rusty water. Pigment, dye is not laying properly on empty hair. It’s very hard and dangerous to work with! So always restore the hair after bleaching. For brunettes I advise to use only professional dye. It is safer and does not penetrate as deeply into the hair. I advise all girls and women to use hair masks. Both on the roots to form new bulbs, and on the whole web. You can alternate on a weekly basis. And it does not have to be professional cosmetics, you can even use my grandmother’s recipes. It’s different oils, herbs, honey, eggs, vitamins B12, B6, gelatin. It all works. Tested over centuries! The main thing is not to be lazy and to do it regularly. I advise the same for men for new hair growth, to prevent baldness.
Н.В.What do you think of hairdryers?? Is it harmful??
Л.А.: There’s a myth that you can’t blow dry! I’ll tell you what you need, I’ll prove it to you! When used with warm, cold air at a distance of 15 cm from the hair, blow-drying is not harmful to the skin or the condition of the hair. Drying is not styling, so the temperature should be optimal. There are two other definite advantages to blow drying, besides time savings. One, it’s warm and humid under wet hair, which is the perfect breeding ground for our skin’s microhabitats. Some must have experienced an exacerbation of dandruff when vacationing in humid, warm climates. Second: Remember the beach, the sea. After frequent bathing the hair has no time to dry, and the sun burns them even more, so they burn under ultraviolet radiation, the conclusion: again, damaged hair. It takes a very long time for hair to dry at room temperature, expelling moisture from the outside. Hence the severe porosity and split ends. It is a good idea to blow dry your hair, but with different heat protectors! If anyone could use my advice, I would be very glad! I love my job, I love every customer! I feel good when my clients leave me happy. Take care of yourself and your hair!
Try to follow the advice of a professional, love yourself and take care of your beauty!
Question of the week: is it bad for your hair to dry it with a hairdryer??
Is it bad to blow dry your hair?? The arguments on this topic never stop, and they involve consumers, hairdressers, and manufacturers of household appliances. Where’s the truth? Prefers not to take a noisy device at all, such as showman Denis Smirnov. As he says at an appointment with a trichologist. a specialist in hair health. he takes care of his curls, which have become a signature part of his image.
Our tester, Dasha Kartamysheva, has different ideas about beauty. She never goes a day without a hair dryer. Dasha has the support of some experts, who point out that a towel can be even worse than a hairdryer.
It is worth noting that the author of this statement, Briton Tim Moore is not an active scientist, but the former. and for many years he worked as vice president of a technology company that creates devices for hair styling. But there are concerns about natural drying among university researchers, too. For example, scientists from South Korea have recorded that this method damages the cell membrane complex of the hair due to the prolonged action of moisture. The authors of the work say that the result was unexpected for them, and call for further study of the topic. What is undoubtedly known for a long time is that hair is more vulnerable when it is wet: it swells up and softens. So combing with a fine comb and rubbing with a towel can damage them. But does that mean that you have to blow-dry too quickly?? According to many studies, the hot air flow is destructive to the structure of the hair.
But it’s not all bad. The really fatal consequences described by scientists occurred only when exposed for a long time to air with a temperature of about 100 degrees. I don’t think anybody could stand it. But it is necessary to move away the device for 15-20 cm, as the specialists recommend to do, the temperature (even after 2 minutes) will be almost twice lower, and in a medium mode and at all will be kept at about 40 degrees. And now it’s not so dangerous for the hair. It’s a good thing there are a lot of hair dryers on the market that have sensors to prevent overheating. But in the end what is better natural or mechanical drying?? To find out, our correspondent Dasha Kartamysheva, a fan of blow-dryers and other “thermal styling”, and Denis Smirnov, a supporter of natural processes, went to the trichology center. For the sake of the experiment he used a hair dryer for a week on the right side of his head. Can you see the difference?? Trichologist Tatyana Tsimbalenko examined the strands of both test subjects under a microscope.
But not on the tips. On the side where the hair dryer has been, you can see under a stronger magnification: the scales are raised and the hair is dulled there. With Dasha, the effects of the technique are immediately visible.
What’s the conclusion? Ideally, if you have time, you should only blot the hair with a towel and let it dry like this, without rubbing and without using a comb with frequent cogs. But if you can not do without a hair dryer, here is how to reduce the damage from it: a distance of at least 15-20 centimeters. Medium temperature. it is better not to use hot air to dry the hair, but only to shape it. And experts recommend always protecting the hair with heat styling products, they create a special layer on the surface of the hair, which takes the brunt and allows you to achieve beauty without much sacrifice!
The full issue of “The Miracle of Technology with Sergei Malozemov” on March 7 is available here
Incorrect manipulation when using a hair dryer
Today, a useful device that helps to give your hair volume and hair style, is available in almost every home. However, as with any technique, the hair dryer must know how to use. Many people make bad habits when blow drying their hair, damaging their scalp and hair.
Only use hot air
Improved hair dryers have a button to switch hot air to cold air. A cool breeze of air can fix the style, allowing your hair to retain moisture for longer, giving you more time for what’s going on in your hair. Keeps hair from split ends, among other things.
Cold air blowing is a great hair dryer feature
Keep the hair dryer close to your head
Hold the hair dryer at a distance with your arm outstretched. Maintain a distance of 30-40 cm for best results. Otherwise it can cause burns to the scalp, damaging the hair follicles.
Advice! When drying on their own, most people hold the appliance with their main hand. But it’s not always possible to reach with one hand. Changing your habits and controlling the process is worthwhile by dividing up the work for both hands.
Blow-dry hair from the bottom up
The right way to use a hair dryer is to blow air from the roots to the tips of the hair. That way the scales won’t lift, keeping moisture inside the hair. Often stylists advise drying hair from below by tilting the head, as it’s supposed to give the hair extra volume. That may be true, but the quality of your hair may have to be sacrificed for the sake of volume. Anti-fluff drying will make the curls tangle and comb them improperly.
The airflow should be directed from the top to the bottom
Hold the towel too long on your head
Towel dry hair for no more than 10 minutes after washing. The friction of the fabric on the head negatively affects the curls they become weaker. You should walk around with wet hair until it dries a little before turning on the appliance.
Put the diffuser nozzle on the dryer at the beginning of the drying cycle
Wet hair is more vulnerable. Turning on the hot air speed right away might damage the hair. It is a good idea to start at low speed with a normal nozzle, then switch gradually to a diffuser.
Use nozzles of any material
Nozzles come in plastic, metal, and ceramic. Metal heats faster, making hair neater. But plastics and ceramics are considered more harmless for our hair.
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Dry your hair at maximum speed
The biggest mistake when using a hair dryer is the use of constant hot air. The maximum temperature should be chosen as a last resort, when it is necessary to create a complicated hairstyle or when the hair is too difficult to manipulate.
Ignore heat protection
Using a hair dryer every few days, don’t forget the heat protection. This word means both washable (conditioners, shampoos) and non-washable (creams, oils, sprays) products.
Tip! Those who have dry hair type, it is not advisable to use thermal protection based on alcohol. For normal to oily hair, on the contrary, do not buy products with oil.
Blow-dry all hair at once
Many people dry their hair by directing a hair dryer over the entire bun. It’s not efficient. It makes more sense to divide your hair into four or more zones and dry it alternately.
Holding hair by its tips when blow drying makes hair look less voluminous. It is better to direct the warm air over the strands by picking them up with a comb. You might want to hold your arm up. Your hair will look prettier and full of volume.
Hurry up and go outside
The rapid change in temperature has an adverse effect on the scalp. So do not run out into the street while drying your hair with a hair dryer.
Blowing dry hair naturally is worse than blow drying
Scientists speak out against hair dryers. According to them, the drying of the hair with the hair dryer is more useful than natural hair drying, as mass media reports.
American expert Tim Moore takes a stand against the opinion that hair drying with a hair dryer makes hair tough, weak and split ends. He is convinced that modern styling appliances do not damage the hair structure.
Under the influence of water, the hair fiber swells up and becomes more vulnerable to external factors. The longer hair stays wet, the greater the chance of damage, Moore explained. This is because swollen hair puts more pressure on the protein in its structure, compromising the integrity of the filament formations. It’s important to keep the amount of time you leave your hair wet to a minimum.
Proper hair care after washing your hair will keep it beautiful and healthy for years to come. The scientist advises to carefully blot wet hair with a towel after showering, but by no means rubbing it. Then apply the composition, which protects the hair cover from high temperatures, thereby preventing vertical cracks in the cuticle, and then proceed to drying with a hair dryer. But it’s important to have the right airflow. blow on the hair for a few minutes with cool air, then blow with lukewarm air and finally. And only after that can you style your hair.
Meanwhile, the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, advised women to dry their hair the old-fashioned way. In this way, the head of state is sure, a woman looks more attractive. And Russian researchers said that hair can tell if a person is depressed.
How to Dry Your Hair Properly and Is It Always Necessary to Use a Hair Dryer??
Let’s understand all the intricacies of this simple (at first glance) case together with the experts.
How to Dry Your Hair the Right Way?
Vera Petrova, an independent stylist: “There is no definite answer to this question. Well, first of all, you need to decide whether you dry them with a hair dryer or not. If you have chosen the first option, there are several recommendations. To begin with, let your hair dry (maximum 15 minutes)!). It’s a good idea to keep your hair in good condition by applying thermal protectant along its length, and only then, use a hair dryer.
Hold your hair dryer 20 cm away from your head and make sure the air is directed from the roots to the tips. Another thing to remember is to hold your hair dryer in the wrong hand so you can dry it more quickly, since your active hand will be helping.
It’s better if you dry your hair with slightly warm air. avoid extreme temperatures, even if you only have ten minutes to style your hair. It is best to use a higher blowing power, not a higher temperature. By the way if you have thin hair very strong blow drying can tangle the hair and you still have to take it apart carefully.
Blow-dry hair with cool air at the end of the day (many dryers have a button for this) to give your hair more elasticity and shine. In general it is better to slightly (just slightly) under-dry your hair in order to keep it soft and shiny!In general it’s better to leave your hair slightly under-dry so that in the end your hair does it all by itself. But this rule does not work if you want perfect styling.
Should you always blow-dry your hair??
Irina Khudyakova, hair stylist at Health Else beauty and health boutique: “Absolutely, drying naturally helps retain moisture in the hair. If there is no styling need and the condition of hair is satisfactory in the end it is better not to dry it with gadgets, because using a hair dryer we evaporate those microelements and moisture that we have.
If you choose to let your hair dry naturally, it is not necessary to apply any non-washing detergents to it. It really depends on the quality of your hair and whether you like the end result. If, for example, you end up with sloppy curls, then as an option you can use a spray, gel or cream that will enhance this finish, giving even more texture, smoothing the ends and weighting the hair, thereby removing the frizz (dandelion effect).
But back to the question of drying. I would recommend to leave hair to dry naturally in the summer or on weekends, when you do not need to run anywhere and do styling. But in the cold season, our hair basically requires more careful and gentle care. In addition, no one wants to get a cold head, so in the course of going to a hair dryer.
If you don’t blow dry your hair but want it to look neat and styled, run it quickly with a flat iron or curling iron on low heat after it has dried. The effect will be similar to the one when you do hair styling with a braddle bar. But it’s very important to remember that the temperature of your tool should not exceed 170-180 degrees. And make sure you spray hair with thermal protection before you use a curling iron or hair dryer.
BeautyQuestion to the expert: How to dry your hair properly
It would seem that the question of how to dry your hair properly should not arise today: the store shelves are full of gadgets and special products, and beauty sites sections. instructions and opinions of experts. It is likely that this is still a contentious issue because we are all used to drying our hair in our own way. Is there really only one correct way to blow dry your hair?? Is blow-drying really bad for your hair?? Is the hairdryer so bad?? About all this we asked the experts.
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The hydrogen bonds in the hair structure break down easily when wet. So when hair is wet it’s more vulnerable and we can traumatize it. If you don’t subject your hair to friction after washing it, nothing bad can happen to it. But if you go to bed with wet hair, for instance, you run the risk of damaging it.
Experts often recommend not brushing wet hair precisely because of its vulnerability. In my opinion, you need to first examine the structure of your hair. If your hair is really fine and dry, without a brush you’re just going to end up with tangled strands. I would suggest picking the right comb that doesn’t damage the hair shaft when wet, like a Tangle Teezer or a fine-toothed comb, and using a styler to help ease the combing process.
As for the hair dryer, it is worth to pay attention to the professional devices that have different temperature modes. Also it is necessary to use thermal protection, because it contains a complex of components that protect and moisturize the hair. For example, keratin and collagen promote extra nourishment, which is especially important during the fall, winter and summer periods.
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Choosing the right drying temperature for your style is also worth considering: as a rule it’s around 60 degrees. It is a good idea to blow-dry your hair from a distance of 10-20 cm to achieve a smoother, shinier hair.
A cold blow dry is the best way to finish the style. This method is particularly suitable for people with oily scalp, because with it we normalize the activity of sebaceous glands. Also, cold blow drying can be used by owners and thinner hair: with this completion of the styling will hold the root volume longer.
Curly hair tends to be more porous, so you should definitely use a mask and conditioner when you wash it. After showering, don’t rub, but rather dab your hair with a towel. The owners of curly hair usually comb the hair very carefully and use special styling to create a curl fixing effect, or use a diffuser, or do not dry the head at all with appliances. There is no one right way. it’s up to you to choose how you feel more comfortable creating your hair.
It is important to note that a hair dryer can neither make your hair fall out nor make it thinner. Even if you use it regularly and take good care of your hair, using a professional shampoo, mask, conditioner, styler, fluids, thermal protectant with hydrolyzed keratin and collagen, drying your hair won’t cause any damage.
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Warm air can actually make the hair structure drier. However, it seems to me that there are now many products that you can use to keep your hair looking fabulous. If you’re comfortable drying your hair the natural way, then simply be gentle with your wet hair. If you do use a hair dryer, don’t ignore the safety precautions. I recommend to all my patients not to give up their comfort habits. Today, some rules are too hyperbolic: if you pick up a good comb, pillowcase, care and take care of the health of the body, then your hair will be fine.
When in contact with water, the cuticle opens up, the hair softens and stretches, so it is easy to traumatize it with the simplest manipulations. However, there is a difference whether we naturally dry healthy hair or damaged hair. Drying hair in this way will not be bad for healthy hair, but it is better to use a hair dryer for damaged hair, following some simple rules.
We thoroughly dry our hair with a towel before drying, but make sure not to rub it. We then blow-dry hair with lukewarm air, not hot air. Be sure to apply heat protection before drying. it replenishes the lack of moisture and maintains the quality of the hair. The airflow from the hair dryer should be directed at a 45 degree angle to the hair shaft, moving from the roots to the tips. This is how we get the cuticle direction right, so the hair won’t frizz, and it will be smoother.
Curly hair can be dried naturally, but do not forget about the right home care: shampoo, conditioner, masks. When drying naturally curly hair after washing you should always apply a conditioner or cream for curly hair. it will give extra moisture.
Is the hair dryer hazardous for your hair??
Every day from my clients, I hear that here I am such a good person, I threw away the hair dryer, the iron, my hair dries naturally. And the brittleness and unkept look of my hair is still with me. Let’s look at why? Do you know what the cuticle, medulla and cortex are?? This is our hair, it consists of several layers, each of which requires a certain care, and yes, requires blow drying, it does. Everyone is familiar with the shingles that beautifully overlap the roof of the house, thereby protecting it. So the cuticle is the tile that protects our hair, it’s a “spacesuit.”. The cuticle protects the cortex, and the cortex contains the pigment and moisture of our hair. And there is also the medulla, the center of our hair, which is the thickness of our hair and its thermal regulation. Where our shingles and cortex don’t fit tightly together, that’s where our hair will break. A little bit clearer, yes, you need a hair dryer? To cover the cortex, the protective layer of the hair.
You’re “great” for wanting what’s best for your hair and throwing away your hair dryer. But you have to get it back and buy a brushing brush, heat protection, and a good shampoo and balm or hair mask. The sun, wind, combing cause the cortex scales to open, and in order to return them to the “shingles” position it is necessary to use a mask or conditioner after washing the hair and to definitely finish drying with a hair dryer and a brushing. Natural drying, without a hair dryer is only suitable for those who have perfect hair (and I do not know such people). If your dream is to stop hair breakage and grow hair, then hair dryer is your friend and savior.
If you are not using conditioners after you wash, heat protect your hair and blow dry it, the cuticle is permanently “bunched up” and when you enlarge your hair you can see how the cortex and each “shingle” clings to the next “shingle” of hair and they become tangled and get hurt and torn when you brush their hair accordingly. Such hair (not styled with a brushing and blow dryer) will traumatize and break even harmless hats, ponytails, pillows, favorite turtleneck when put on, etc. д.
Drying hair with a hair dryer is bad for you: true or false?
The gentlest way is to let your hair dry on its own. But for those who live in a big city and are always in a hurry, this is not the most convenient option. When you need to make an urgent styling, many put a hair dryer on the hottest setting. Hair dries quickly, but regular exposure to hot air gradually makes it more brittle and dull. The right solution if you have to constantly dry your hair is to include a hair dryer mode that provides a minimum degree of air heat.
- Monitor the health of hair follicles and strengthen them from within with special procedures. Then your hair will be healthy and wearable. This should be done under the guidance of a trichologist;
- Use a quality blow dryer for styling. There are models that control hair heating and “close” the scales through special modes of operation. Good hair dryers cost in the 15 thousand range;
- Dry your hair not on the hottest mode, but on a cool mode;
- use products with thermal protection. These are products that are applied to clean, damp hair and reduce the damage caused by heat. The result depends on the quality of the product used. Heat protectors help keep hair looking healthy.
If you blow-dry your hair frequently, check out hair stylist Lizaveta Morozova’s video. In it, she discusses the biggest mistakes you can make when blow drying your hair.
Blow drying is safer than blow drying naturally? Expert Opinion
Hygral fatigue is a new term that originated with American hair specialists. What it is? In Russia it’s called hygral fatigue, which is damage to the stratum corneum due to excess moisture going in and out of the hair shaft. The term was based on the fact that wet hair swells up to 16% in diameter and 2% in length after washing. The keratin layer stretches when wet, and hair does not always lie flat when dry. Is it true??
The term originated in the United States for a reason. There is a very high percentage of African Americans and people with curly hair in this country; the Afrotype (dark eyes, hair, and skin) is dominant. Along with this dominance, the frizz is also transmitted. Highly porous curly hair has a loose horny layer of hair, which means moisture can move in and out of the hair shaft very easily, a natural property of the hair shaft. African-American hair belongs to this hair type. They are indeed very porous and brittle, despite their apparent density. Mongoloid and straight European hair is not affected. An exception is hair with a compromised barrier. The less often you wet and dry your hair, the less damage you do to your hair. And this is understandable: water contains not only beneficial substances, but also suspended solids, and shampoos often contain hard-forming surfactants when washing. If we wash frequently, a conditioner or mask can help by “sealing” the stratum corneum, which prevents breakage and brittleness.
How to tell if your hair is overwatered?
Regarding moisture and the amount of it. The hair we see most often is dehydrated, brittle or split ends. We spend most of our time indoors, where humidity is lower than normal, and even more so when it’s cold, because the heating is on. So the hair just can’t be “soaked with water.”. The term Hygral fatigue has no scientific basis at this point in time.
It is true that our hair does not like to be wet for a long time?
Healthy hair is not threatened by being wet or damp. For dehydrated, brittle, split and very frizzy hair, it is best to spend less time in a “wet hair” state, due to a poorly formed or physiologically conditioned cuticle barrier. The horn plates of hair, which normally lie like a tile roof, do not fully adhere to each other, which leads to the deterioration of the hair. In the dry state horn plates are in the normal position. With damaged or frizzy hair, it is recommended to dry the hair to close the cuticle. It is best to do this by blotting your hair as well as possible with a towel, but there is no need to rub it. Use towels that absorb moisture well, or a hair dryer, but not a hot one and at a distance of 15 cm from the hair. When drying hair with a hair dryer it is necessary to use products to protect and repair the hair, but not to be confused with styling sprays and gels.