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Fact or Fiction: Blow-drying hair with heat can worsen hair loss

04 Mar 2009, by Admin in HAIR LOSS FACTS

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FACT!

Blow drying hair is a common morning ritual for many people. While it is a quick, convenient way to dry and style hair, blow drying damages hair high heat from a blow dryer can actually boil the water in the hair shaft leaving it brittle.

In addition, vigorous towel rubbing or combing of wet hair also can cause hair loss, since wet hair is more elastic and more vulnerable to breakage than dry hair.

In order to minimize hair shaft damage hair should be allowed to at least partially air dry before styling and combing.

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1 COMMENT
  • Danny

    Hello,

    I had blow dried my hair intesively for 4 years in college almsot every morning. I had short hair then, and some times would actually feel my scalp burn from too much heat (happen at least twice a month). Now at 27, I find that my hair is thinning bad on the top where I had blow dried my hair those years. Both my parents family background have been known to have tons of hair till they were old, so I am out ruling that and blaming the blow drying. My question is, what do I do? How can I stop from my hair falling out, is their anyway to reverse it? or have I damaged hair follicles?

    Thank you,

    Danny

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