To Blow Dry or Not To Blow Dry

United States
December 30, 2009 9:00pm CST
Being a woman having a blow dryer is one of the essentials to have but lately I have stopped using it. Using heated products can damage your hair and since I straighten mine normally 3-4 times a week I know its best for me just to not blow dry it at all. How about everyone else on here. Have you put down your blow dryer for the better good for your hair or have you found a hair product/shampoo that really helps the damage and if so what kind is it. Plus any hair pointers would be great as well!
8 responses
@tawny_24 (351)
• United States
31 Dec 09
I have extremely curly hair and I use a shampoo that you can look at on my blog. I used to lose tons of hair on a daily basis from breakage and it was very dry and got damaged very easily. But now I do three things. I use Paul Mitchel super smooth serum, which is expensive but one bottle will last for over six months even if you have thick long hair like mine. It makes the hair dry very fast so I don't have to use a blowdryer, even though my hair is past my shoulders and curly. The second thing I do is a deep conditioning treatment at least twice a week. The treatment is also part of the line of products you can see on the BeautyZone link on www.itfeelsgoodtosweat.blogspot.com or you can go to http//thinton2.qbeautyzone.com The third thing I do is use a straightener that protects my hair from heat damage. It is a conair straightener with an ionized coating on the heat plates. I also wrap my hair in a scarf every night before bed to keep it from becoming tangly when I sleep, this also reduces the amount I have to flat iron because it doesn't need to be redone.
@tawny_24 (351)
• United States
31 Dec 09
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@Mebgem (131)
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
I dont really use hair dyers since I am always in a hurry to leave home and i dont like my hair when I blow dry it. it becomes frizzy and dry. just remember to shampoo high and condition low.. =)
@solared (1210)
• United States
31 Dec 09
I have curly hair and I never blow dry it or comb it much, my hair is pretty healthy, also you can over wash it too, it's better to wash your hair with shampoo conditioner, whatever you use, but the rest of the time just soak it rinse the oil out a bit, don't wash your hair all the time.
• United States
31 Dec 09
I blow dry and straighten my hair every day. I don't use any special products, but I do put some leave in conditioner before drying my hair, and after I am done styling it and it seems to help some.
@chriszh22 (433)
• China
31 Dec 09
Yes you're right, your hair will be hurted by using the blow dryer. It's cold winter now here so the hair is not easy to dry like other season that's why I have to use blow dryer to dry my hair after bath. I try not to make it totally dry by the dryer, just not that wet is ok then I'll wait and have the hair dried by nature air.
@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
31 Dec 09
I refuse to abuse my hair with blow dryers. Truthfully it is pretty rare that I grab the blow dryer. Its probably been like over a year since I used one, and that goes double for the styling drying tool with a brush to it. I prefer to let my hair dry naturally. Especially in Arizona in the summer you do not need a blow dryer. My hair is thick and will dry in 30 minutes or less in the summer when it is 100+ degrees here. Occassionally, I might blow dry it in the winter if it is a really cold day, but I have not even done that this year since it is permed. I look at it this way I put enough stress on my hair with perming and coloring it that I try not to add additional damage with blow drying it. Actually, I've noticed my hair stay's much healtier, has less breakage, with letting it air dry. The only products that I have found that I think are great for damaged hair is salon products. I started using salon products like 10 years ago when I started perming my hair, and my hair won't let me go back. I tried once durring a time when I was not perming or coloring my hair to use the products sold like at Target that are not salon brands. My hair looked and felt awful. I finally had to admit my hair just requires the expensive products. I'd say Joico is the brand that I have found that is best for repairing damage. Especially, their Kpak line. I cannot remember the exact name but they have this one product that is such a great restructuring hair product that it even fixed a bad hair cut (where my hair got thinned out to the point it was stringy) in about a week.
@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
In my experience, too much blow drying of hair do really get it worst. Your hair will become brittle and dry. There is a great chance to have split ends too. I used hot oil treatment twice a month. Every two weeks to maintain the smooth texture. Some conditioners are good for straight hair effect. It will not damage your hair for it only meet your hair style for that time with no blow drying. Using fan to dry your hair is also good than using heat blow dryer. The oils in your hair will be maintained at all.
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
31 Dec 09
My hair gets too curly if I don't blow it dry... unless of course I'm planning to wear it curly that day.