Here’s The Reason Why You *Shouldn’t* Let Your Hair Dry Naturally

Well, who'd have thought it? That's us told then.


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If you’ve been letting your hair dry naturally lately, to give it a bit of a break and get it in good nick, well then you should probably sit down because we’ve got some bad news. Contrary to popular belief, ditching the hairdryer and letting your hair dry naturally could actually be doing more harm than good. There we were, thinking we were doing our locks a favour by giving it a break? Nope.

While it does prevent heat damage from styling, and can be ideal for people who enjoy a no-fuss routine, it should be seen as once in a blue moon sort of thing (or an ‘I’m genuinely too exhausted to do anything’ kind of thing) and not a weekly occurrence. According to celebrity hairstylist Melissa Peverini who spoke to Bustle, “You can create damage from air drying due to constant water exposure.”


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She continued, “Water causes hair to swell and can damage the membrane, weakening hair over time.” So, your hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, and it makes it easier for your hair to lose its shape and body.

Plus, if you’re fond of rushing out to start the day while letting your hair airdry, you could be causing it to become dehydrated. Wet hair causing dehydration, who’d have thought it, eh? “Do not go out into cold with wet hair because this is extremely dehydrating to the hair,” says Melissa.

So there you have it, letting your hair dry naturally isn’t as good for it as we all thought! Now, do we have to decide between heat damage or, eh, no-heat damage?


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