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Old 06-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
 
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Arrow *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.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
 
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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.
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