Hairdresser warns drying your hair naturally causes more damage than blow drying

Hair blogger Nerija has left people absolutely baffled after revealing that leaving your hair to dry naturally could actually be doing more than than using a hairdryer

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TikToker explains how air drying hair can damage it

Anyone who has ever stepped foot into a hairdressers, only to be lambasted for the poor condition of their hair, will know that heat can be damaging.

These same people will also know that hairdressers regularly warn their clients to be careful when it comes to using straighteners and hairdryers, and to give your hair a break from it where possible.

However, it turns out that these warnings might not be entirely true, as one hair blogger has claimed that leaving your hair to dry naturally could actually be causing more damage than using a hairdryer. Our whole lives have been a lie.

Nerija says leaving our hair to dry naturally could actually be more damaging



Our whole lives have been a lie



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“Did you know that air drying your hair can lead to more damage like breakage and split ends? Yes, you heard it right,” TikToker Nerija (@neri_ja) explained. “That’s because when hair comes in contact with water it swells.”

She went on to explain: “The longer the swelling process goes on, the more pressure it puts on the delicate proteins keeping your hair intact, which can then lead to more damage.”

However, the hair blogger did say that instead of going straight in with the hair dryer, she recommends people letting their hair dry by around 70 to 80 percent before powering up the hairdryer.

“Don’t forget to use a heat protector,” she added.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, every day really is a school day on TikTok, and it turns out that other users were just as baffled as us.

“WHAT. AND I’M HEARING THIS NOW,” one wrote, while another added: “Soooo heat is better for your hair?! Ugh I’m so confused.” Us too.

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