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10 Dry Hair and Dry Skin Fixes


2. Lower Heat on Hairstyling Tools

Blow-dryers, straighteners, wands, and curling irons. Odds are, you have at least one—if not most or all—of these products. Unsurprisingly, they’re a major culprit for drying out your hair and giving it that sort of brittle, stringy look. And really, it makes sense that these hairstyling tools can damage and dry out your hair because of how hot they get. It might seem amazing how quickly your hair straightener can tame your curls or disastrous bed head, but that’s because most of these tools heat up to more than 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

The outer layer of your hair has a cuticle made of proteins, which protects your hair against damage. Excessive, high heat contributes to breaking down and through this cuticle, leaving you with hair that looks and feels dry and breaks easily. Though you’ll add on a little extra time getting ready, just turning down your blow-dryer to medium or low heat could really help. By reducing how often you use hairstyling tools, you can bring your hair back to health and fix the dryness that’s been plaguing you.

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