Frequent question: Is a hair dryer more damaging than a flat iron?

Which is more damaging hair dryer or straightener?

According to dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, “Irons are worse than blow dryers.” So what gives? Damage increases when heat is held in one place on your hair for an extended time, like with an iron, but with a blow-dryer, you usually keep the heat moving, so it helps to reduce damage (emphasis on reduce, not prevent).

How bad are straighteners for your hair?

Flat irons, like hair straighteners, are potentially damaging to your scalp. … Modern ceramic flat irons can heat up to nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit (over 200°C). Apparently, this is so that it is easier to straighten your hair, but it also makes it easy to damage your hair and scalp.

How can I curl my hair everyday without damaging it?

9 Hacks to Curl Your Hair Everyday Without All the Damage

  1. Make sure your hair is completely dry if you’re using a flat iron or curler. …
  2. Protect. …
  3. Lower your heat setting. …
  4. Keep it under 10 seconds. …
  5. Use the right plate. …
  6. Is your shampoo and conditioner sulfate-free? …
  7. A bit of dirt never hurt. …
  8. Allow curls time to set.

What vitamin is good for hair breakage?

Biotin (B7)

Biotin is also known as B7 and is part of the essential B Vitamins. A biotin deficiency might result in hair loss or hair breakage. You can take a vitamin with biotin included, or you can increase your intake of biotin-rich foods like eggs, organ meats, nuts, whole grains, or mushrooms.

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