*can blowdrying be safe?*

I never use heat on my hair and I try to use the least amount of chemicals as possible. I also do scalp scalp massages and oil treatments every week, so I would say my hair is on the healthier side. I try so hard to keep my hair healthy and moisturized. I do'nt want to ruin all of my efforts, but I like the look I get from blow drying. Would it be safe if I let my hair air dry fully and then blow dried with a defuser on the lowest heat for about 3-5 minutes for that extra volume. If i did this I would put a thin layer of grapeseed oil in my hair which is a natural heat protectant.
Many of us diffuse for a little while without ill effect. You can blot out water with curl towels, diffuse for a few minutes to "set" your curl (product) and then air dry. It's better to get the water out sooner, so the weight doesn't pull out the curl.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Blow Drying Reduces Moisture in Hair (even with low heat!)
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Thermal protection: Do they really work?
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?
http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc1...141-p00153.pdf (glycerin and propylene glycol as heat protectants)

Not sure grapeseed oil is a heat protectant, is there any research backing that claim? Agree with KathyMack: diffuse first, clip the roots then air dry the remainder.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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