I often get asked the same question;
Which is better for hair extensions, blow dry or air dry? I’ll get into the answer shortly, but first allow me to define the two methods.
Blow drying is the act of applying an outside source of heat to hair extensions.
Blow drying can be damaging to hair extensions if performed incorrectly.
It should be done with caution; often times it requires some sort of expertise to be completed properly.
Alright, alright! Now that you are up to speed, I want to give some key points on the features of these two methods and which one I feel is better for your hair extensions.
Air drying is the act of allowing hair extension the time to dry naturally without applying any source of heat.
Benefits of Blow Drying
- It works for all kinds of hair extensions.
- Unlike air drying, it will not damage the glue attached to the hair extension bond since the heat will whisk the water away from the glue.
- It eliminates water from resting on the glue or hair cuticles for long periods of time – glue and water don’t mix.
- It works at any time of the day or night as long as you own a serviceable blow dryer.
- It will cause damage to hair overtime due to continuous heat. Heat and hair do not mix.
Benefits of Air Drying
- It saves time and cuts down drastically on styling. All you need to do is wash and condition your hair extensions and let the wind handle the rest.
- It gives your hair extensions a break from heat styling.
- When done properly, it protects your hair extensions from unnecessary heat damage. Prolonged heat can be damaging over time.
- It’s better to air dry during the day when temperatures are normally higher.
Air drying is not advisable for all kinds of hair extensions. Blow drying is damaging overtime because of constant heat application.
So the conclusion is to choose what works for you while considering time. Personally, I use both methods depending on how much time and effort I want to give to my hair extensions.
Hair Tip: Towel dry then blow dry.