Bubble Hair

Friday, August 14, 2009

Did You Know That...

Processes like blow drying reduce the moisture content below its normal level and can be harmful to the health of one's hair. Hair dryers and other heated appliances first soften the keratin of the hair.

If the heat appliances are too hot, they can actually cause the water in the hair to boil, and tiny bubbles/spaces of steam then form inside the softened hair shaft. Eventually, the steam will create numerous tiny bubbles near the ends of your hair. The hair is thereby weakened, and may break altogether.

The result is the infamous "bubble hair" i.e. hair that is hollowed out, highly damaged, and prone to breakage.

Tip #1 When drying hair always use a medium heat, not high heat.
Tip #2 Don't blow dry on wet hair, air dry your hair first, then blow dry.


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  1. Hmm, define hollowed out hair...please?????

  2. Yep. I actually just quit blow drying altogether back in late January early February of this year and never looked back. My hair loves me for it.

  3. I had never heard of this phrase! Luckily, I haven't used a hand held blow dryer in over 10 years and I always encourage others to do the same. The health of your hair will VASTLY improve by just eliminating a hand held.

  4. great to know since i love love my blo dryer

  5. Oh my goodness...that stuff sounds scary. Bubble Hair sounds like something from "Scared Straight" to scare us into taking better care of our hair. Thanks Sunshyne.

  6. I used to always use the highest setting to dry my hair and blow dry my hair when it was wet. I've recently started to air dry my hair feels so much better already.

  7. Oooo Now I Know:) but somehow the need to use heat appliances is there..:(