Before we can talk about how to dry hair properly, we need to talk about hygiene. In the big world of personal appearance, there are some things that are so common that we don’t even think about how to do them right. In this group are things like taking a daily shower that are important for basic hygiene. After washing the body, face, and hair, you can keep drying.
Here’s where this note’s main idea comes in: what’s the best way to dry hair? For many people, the answer will be clear: they should use a towel. But we also need to remember that men’s hair needs special care so that it doesn’t fall out too soon. So, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to dry your hair below.
How to dry hair: The basics
Let’s start off by thinking about the three best ways to dry our hair. The most common one is the towel, which is meant to soak up extra water from the hair. On the other hand, there’s the dryer, which uses heat to speed up the drying process and gives the hair more structure when it’s time to comb it. Last but not least, there is natural drying, which is not very useful. The reason is that we would have to wait a long time and live in a warm place for the hair to dry properly.
Now that you know the basics, let’s get into the specifics of how to dry your hair with a towel or a dryer.
Towel dry hair
The first thing to keep in mind when drying things this way is: care. We tend to rub the towel hard on our hair, maybe because we are in a hurry or because it is a habit. This is not the best way to do it because when it gets wet, the proteins that make it up tend to get bigger, making it looser. This makes it more sensitive to the fact that hair can come out when force is applied, like when a towel is rubbed over the head very hard.
Most people say to put the towel on damp hair and apply light pressure (touches) to slowly get rid of the water. So far, everything is fine. If you want to dry your hair like an expert, we can tell you that cotton towels are not a good idea (the ones we commonly have). Instead, they recommend using microfiber towels (mostly made of polyester), which are more elegant and dry hair faster without requiring too much pressure.
“The microfiber towel soaks up much more excess water,” says Dr. Bernardo Goldzweig Hans, Medical Director at Clnica BGH Aesthetic Medicine. If you have medium to long hair, you should start at the scalp and work your way down to the ends. And if your hair is short, use the pressure method. The dryer will dry the hair much faster, but it’s important to remember that the heat it puts out can damage the hair if it’s used too often.”
From now on, we’re going to tell you that this choice isn’t good for the newspaper. We’ve already talked about how the heat from the hair dryer hurts, mistreats, and weakens the hair fibers in other notes. If you want to dry your hair with a dryer, you should put a protective cream on it first. This will keep the right amount of moisture in your hair. Also, the dryer should be about 10 to 15 cm away and moving all the time so that it doesn’t put too much heat in one spot. As a pro tip, you can choose a dryer with a diffuser, which makes the air flow more gently, has a lower temperature, and doesn’t do much to the hair.