Blow-dryers can cause damage to the hair shaft, which is why many women choose to air-dry their hair. But there are still some hair-drying mistakes you can make even if you’re not using a blow-dryer. At best, they can make styling your hair very difficult. At worst, they can damage your hair and may even cause breakage or hair loss.
Here are the three most common hair-drying mistakes women make. You’ll also find easy tips on how to avoid them.
1. Scrubbing Your Hair with a Towel
When your hair is wet, the cuticles are much more fragile than when they are dry. If you aggressively scrub your hair with a towel, it will create friction. Some hairs may break as a result. What’s more, you may also pull out some of them in the process. Instead of doing this, you should press the towel gently against your head to soak up the water.
2. Using Too Much Styling Product
Do you style your hair while it’s still wet? If so, try not to use too much styling product. Otherwise, all the creams and gels can make your hair look very greasy as if you haven’t washed it at all. Instead, choose one or two products that are a good fit for your hair type and use them exclusively.
3. Sleeping with Wet Hair
You shouldn’t go to bed while your hair is wet for a number of reasons. For one, it may prove impossible to style it in the morning without getting it wet again. It can also result in breaking, as your hair is very sensitive when wet. Finally, a wet scalp is a fertile ground for bacteria, which can then nest in your pillow and cause a number of problems. You should thus make sure to dry your hair before you go to bed.
The way you style and handle your hair has a direct effect on its health. So, to keep your hair strong and healthy, avoid making these three hair-drying mistakes.