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Is blow-drying bad for my hair?

I have really curly/wavy hair. See, I live in a tropical country, and with humidity, my hair just gets really bad lol.

I never straighten my hair with a flat iron, only like once every 4 months, and I never EVER blow dried it. It's pretty healthy, grows well, and has a nice colour.

So, yesterday night I blow-dried-straightened my hair and it looked just GORGEOUS! Because of humidity, it didn't look straight as it would with a flat iron, but it looked shiny, soft, and with those sort of big beautiful curls. Here's what it looked like.


I slept with my hair like that and went to school today, and it stayed like the night before, only a little less softer and my hair started going back to normal.

I reaaaaaally want to blow-dry it again and make it look like that.. so to the topic, will blow-drying my hair damage it? I don't have a flat iron OR heat protection oils. I really would LOVE to blow-dry it 2 times a week to make it last.

Will it damage it like some people have damaged their hair? Will it smell burnt?

And please, don't recommend any perfect conditioners or shampoos because we don't have **** here... (there are no good conditioners/shampoos [Hello, it's Venezuela -.-])


4 Answers

  • 6 years ago
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    "See, I live in a tropical country, and with humidity, my hair just gets really bad lol." My hair was permed in 2nd grade, and I too live in a tropical country for 13 years, and I'VE NEVER experienced frizzy hair. We style our hair when they're damp, and they remained styled, until we go to bed @ night!

    We didn't have bottled hair products, we used a bar of soap for our hair, bodies & laundry. We have healthy hair!

    Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies. Heat tampers the hair! Your hair has static electricity so when you're hair TOUCHES heat, it tampers the growth, making the hair grow ABNORMAL or none. It gets frizzy, when you leave the house, it causes split ends. It will only get shorter after you cut it, but it doesn't grow as fast. If you want curly hair, (or straight hair to tame your curly hair) look @ videos or hairstyles of women in the late 40's or 50's, and see how healthy & silky their curly hair was. Have you seen Miracle on 34th Street or Downton Abbey? Their hair wasn't styled by professional hairstylists. They were styled by maids. No hair oil, no serum, no hair sprays, and no gels with just the use of shampoo & conditioner. Many countries didn't even have bottled shampoo & conditioner, example in my country, all we've ever used was a bar of soap for our bodies, hair & laundry. I did that for 13 years, even though my hair was permed, but there was no frizzy, no blowdrying and my hair was the same as today: silky, shiny, soft, smooth it IS HOW they are styled when they're wet, and no hair dryer (for 13 years I lived in Asia). Many women then had long hair, curly hair and they wore hats, and pin-curled or plastic curlers curled HAIRSTYLES. The men too, have very shiny hair like the women, although the men used pomade . . .that was before Bumble & Bumble's production 70's, John Frieda's production 1988 or the invention of heating tools, and WEN in 1996. Another way to find the secret to beautiful hair? Find someone with beautiful healthy curls or silky, shiny (not greasy) straight hair and ask him or her to share secrets, preferably someone who is 40-60 years older than YOU. I have 5 decades, so you're getting the answers you need, right here! I won't charge you a penny!

    Better yet, watch Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts's hair in that movie! Demi Moore's or Jennifer Gray (Dirty Dancing) hair in their older movies showed their curly sexy hair styles. In the 90's, they didn't have many hair products or heating tools and they also styled their hair many ways!

    Very good example with very long & very tightly curls: watch Derek Hough dances with Brilynn Rakes, 17. Brilynn was chosen to dance on “DWTS” when producers saw incredible videos of the blind girl’s skills. Her hair was styled many ways w/out the use of heat! Like when you dye your hair and it looks really shiny and healthy and is also very soft, but once you're on your own, your hair will not have the same formula as the kit.

    People slept with their curlers on, or sit in the beauty salon for 20 mins. under a helmet of hair dryer.

    Curlers comes in small, medium, large curlers.

    Small if you want tighter curls, shorter hair.

    Medium: medium curls, medium length hair.

    Large: longer hair, larger curls.

    "smaller section of hair you use the tighter/bouncier the curl, and the longer bigger section you use the bigger the wave or loose the curl. "

    Start your curlers, where you want the curls to begin.

    You can also pin curls your hair, if they're short to medium. You can also braid your hair the night before, several sections of braid . . . .after they've been wash, all night and sleep with them, and take the braids out in the morning. Finger comb to style. Use scarf to keep them from the wind.

    Hair guy Mark Townsend on Mary Kate Ashley's hair: "'ll use a one-inch curler to touch up any waves that aren't falling into place. Her biggest rule: no more than 5 hairpins ever and I MOSTLY stick to that!"

    On Ashley Olsen's hair: "I loosely pin her hair into a low bun and let it set while she has make-up done. When I take out the bun, she has these great bends in her hair. . . ."Everything I know about hair texture I learned from Mary-Kate and Ashley, or more appropriately, I have such an incredible appreciation of hair texture because of them. They are blessed with having great texture and natural wave in their hair so we don't have to spend a lot of time to get that perfectly tousled look."

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  • Mel
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    6 years ago

    Don't be afraid of blow drying. If you get a professional, ionic blow dryer you won't have any more trouble with the heat damage. I have the karmin g3 salon pro blow dryer and it removes all my hair frizz and makes it super soft. It'sw pretty amazing... check it out!

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  • 6 years ago

    The blow dryer is your hairs worst enemy

    Source(s): youtube
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  • 6 years ago

    plait it before you sleep. also prevents ur hair from grease bc its away from you scalp = healthy hair. And Blow-dry it! why not ! just not everyday.

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