The Hair Dryer: Its Pros and Cons

In this post, I want to tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of using the hair dryer. How bad is it? How to use it?

What is the actual damage caused by the hair dryer in our hair?

We already know that using this heat tool can cause adverse effects on the hair and more if it is used in a bad way. But, let’s review a little.

Among the ills that can cause the utilization of the hair dryer in our hair are:

· Burns and dehydrates hair

· It removes brightness, that is, the opaque

· Weaken the thread

· It ruins its texture

· Leaves hair matted

Among those negative aspects, it should be noted that the hair dryer, such as iron, because of its high temperatures, can cause something in our hair called bubble hair or bubble hair. This definition is used when many air blisters form between the hair cuticles, the product of evaporation of the water contained within the stem, caused by the extreme heat of these capillary utensils. In short ends up producing the weakening of the hair and until its possible rupture.

Can the hair dryer be used without damaging the hair?

After reading the wrong side of this tool for the hair, we can ask Is there any way to use it without harming the hair? This one asked a group of scientists and gave the answer to this and other questions referred to the hair dryer.

Scientific study on the hair dryer

As I was saying, scientists, through experiments and a profound study of hair, registered the pro and the contra of the dryer.

How was the study done?

Measurements were made with hair dryers at different distances and temperatures, comparing the effects they had on hair. Obviously, laboratory-specific measuring instruments were used. Also, we also compared the results obtained with the dryer, with natural hair drying, and the observations that reached more than one may surprise.

What revealed the study of hair drying with hair?

The experiments showed that effectively the hair dryer damages the hair, but more if it is used incorrectly, i.e., at very high temperatures and near the scalp, for example, about five cms at 95 C ° which was the Most extreme condition used in the experiment. It was to be expected, but at least it was scientifically proven.

They also found that the damage caused by the dryer, regardless of temperature, occurs in the cuticles and not in the bark that is the inner part of the hair. But, once the surface is damaged, it will no longer be able to act as a shield against successive drying of hair at high temperatures, which will lead to superior damage.

Is it better to let the hair dry naturally?

According to the scientists, this is not okay either, since letting the hair dry itself, it must wait a long time and be with the wet scalp for a long time bacteria accumulate, and that can generate fungus or weakening in the structure of the hair. And these evils are worse than those that can cause the well-used hair dryer, which will consist of slight damage to the surface of the stem, but without leading to internal damage.

What is the best way to dry your hair?

The best way to dry your hair is with hair, yes girls, as well as read. But, it is the best option if used correctly and for that, you should follow these guidelines:

· Use it at a temperature not exceeding 45 C °.

· It should be used at a minimum distance of 15 cm.

· It should not be used in a static way, or should not be concentrated in a point for a long time. That is, it should be used by making movements.

Following this will ensure the best hair drying or even the least harmful.

To further minimize the damage, thermal protectors can be used. For more information please read thermal protectors.


The hair dryer is not so bad, in fact, it is good if you use it well as it prevents bacteria from accumulating on the scalp and that is a great help for girls suffering from fungus, dandruff, irritation, or other problems on the scalp. Besides, as they read, the dryer, well used, even exceeds the natural drying of hair. Surprising, is not it?

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