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Love blow drying your hair? Follow these tips to reduce damage

A hair dryer is our often go-to tool to style our look when we're hard-pressed for time. But it's important to follow some blow drying tips!
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A cooler temperature may be better than hot air when you blow dry hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Purvi Kalra Updated: 14 Sep 2022, 13:59 pm IST
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For on-the-go women, blow drying their hair is almost a daily ritual. But as much as you may feel exhausted by juggling between a busy life, there’s a high chance that even your mane can feel the exhaustion of heat exposure! The entire process of washing, blow-drying, and styling your hair can get you the look you desire, but not necessarily healthy hair. It won’t be unlikely for you to notice your strands breaking out more than usual and your hair feeling dry, especially by the end of the day. Hair drying surely provides a quick-fix remedy for swift fancy hair styling, but it does more harm than good. Fortunately, reviving your hair is possible with a few mindful blow drying tips!

Follow these blow drying tips for healthier hair

Health Shots reached out to skin and wellness specialist Dr. Kiran Sethi to spill the beans on how to blow dry without damage. Here’s what she suggests as blow dryer tips and to save your hair from heat styling!

1. Conditioner is your best friend

Dr. Sethi firmly believes that if you are a blow-dryer junkie, then deep conditioning is a great solution for your lifeless hair. Hair conditioning can make your hair more resilient, says Dr. Sethi. You can either go for saloon treatments or for at-home treatment.

Pro tip: You can apply your conditioner working your way through the lengths of your hair, wrap your hair in a hot towel and leave it on for a while before rinsing it off. This will give your hair that perfect at-home spa.

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You should regularly use a conditioner for your hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Never miss a hair-protecting serum

This is one of the blow drying tips you shouldn’t miss. A hair-protecting serum before blow drying your hair is totally non-negotiable. Every now and then you blow dry your hair, never forget to apply a hair-protecting serum or spray. This might not save your hair entirely, but it can surely aid in preventing a lot of hair damage.

3. Air dry whenever you can

Even if you have a thing for head-turning blow-dried hair every time you step out, it’s also important to give your hair some break. Whenever you feel you have some time for getting ready, leave your hair to get air dried as you get ready for other things. Then, in the last, you may work on your locks the way you want. Air dry is overall healthier for your hair and helps prevent hair breakage to large extent.

4. Cold-dry your hair whenever possible

Just try switching to cold air in your blow dryer if your dryer provides you with that choice. The cold air helps your hair from getting weak and losing its radiance, and you might experience lesser hair fall.

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Temperature matters when it comes to blow drying hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Say yes to hair masks

You can use hair masks regularly if blow drying your hair is a part of your daily regime. Hair masks provide that nourishment to get back the health of your lustrous mane with that shine and volume. Also, feel free to try some DIY hair masks!

6. Be mindful of what you eat

Always remember that you are what you eat. If you binge eat processed foods, indulge in excessive drinking, and remain sleep-deprived, then all the stress can show up on your hair. Go back to the basics of eating healthy, and get on a protein-rich diet for effective results.

Now every time you want to use this heat-styling product, remember these blow drying tips.

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After testing her skill-set in the field of management and marketing, Purvi Kalra is exploring the world of turning thoughts to words. Her penchant for writing stems for being an avid reader all her life. Her work drives her to be better every day. ...Read More

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