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15Step Away From The Hair Dryer

As tempting as it may be to treat yourself to a full-on blow-out, beware. Blow-drying can pull on your hair and burn it, causing hair damage. Curling irons and flat irons also can cause the “cuticles” of your hair to become dry and brittle. When brushed, they are more

susceptible to breakage, resulting in more hair loss. Using these heat-based styling tools also cause your hair to look thinner.

If you must, use the low heat setting of your dryer. If you want to mitigate heat-induced hair damage post-baby, go au naturel and air dry. (One tip though: avoid towel drying. Strangely, wet hair is more susceptible to damage than dry hair. Dabbing and squeezing your mane with a t-shirt is more protective, nourishing approach).

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