blow dry your hair...is it bad?

@jstmarfz (1499)
United States
October 17, 2008 1:35pm CST
I blow dry my hair almost 4x a week or whenever I have enough time to do it. It feels good when I blow dry my hair because it adds shine and feels light. I am curious, does it damage your hair blow drying your hair that often? Or, do you blow dry you hair? DO you like it?
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@know21 (1251)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Blow-drying hair can cause it to dry out. As long as you are using a moisturizing conditioner or leave in conditioner you should be fine. Redken heat glide it one of the best products to use. It sounds like you have normal hair but the very dry shampoo is making your hair more oily. I could be wrong though. Usually hair does not get that oily that fast. You could be making your oil glands work over time by stripping out your natural oils? If you can skip a day here and there to give your hair a break. A leave in conditioner would not hurt. Every one should switch up there shampoos and conditioners every couple of months no matter what. It's help keep hair healthy and gives it the nutrients it needs.
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@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I use Redken real control shampoo and conditioner. Actually I have a full set of redken real control and I loved it!!! Redken take really good care of my hair! And I agree with you, switching shampoo and conditioners once in a while is really a good idea. Thank you!
@emarie (5454)
• United States
17 Oct 08
i've known about the dangers of blow drying your hair since i was young and i try to avoid it when possible. since i don't really put THAT much care into my hair. i'm sure if you put the proper oils and conditioners in your hair, it should be fine. but shine doesn't come from blow drying. what causes damage is HEAT, and any type of head would do it. right now they have treatments for heat damaged hair as well so now days its not much of a big deal, as long as you take care of your hair there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Yes, I agree with you. That's why I take care of my hair as much as I could to prevent of having a hair damage. .Thanks!
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
Hi jstmarfz! I think it will damage your hair if you do it often, like you does! But I think theres are some hair treatment that you can use to help your hair from getting dry and damage! I don't blow-dry my hair often. Thanks!
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@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Hi cjay! That's what I thought also, it may damage my hair but I am making sure that I have something to protect my hair. Thank you for replying!
• Canada
17 Oct 08
It will cause damage to the hair because it will dry it out. You can combat the problem by using hair products that help protect your hair from the heat and repair the damage. I blow dry my hair too.
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@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Yupz! I am using Redken's product and they are truly amazing. I can tell my hair likes it and I loved it too. Thank you for sharing!!
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Blow drying is bad for the hair. Hairstylish even advise that if you can avoid using blowdry it will be better to just let your hair dry by just rubbing it with a towel. Unless there are special occasion and i really need to dry my hair fast that i have no choice but to use blow dryer. But i dont use my blow dryer everyday. I only use it during times that i am on the rush.