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Dry brittle hair: What causes it & how to prevent

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Noticing that you have dry brittle hair is the first step in changing the way that you look after your hair. You first need to establish the cause of the dryness in your hair before moving to a potential solution.

In this article, we explain some of the leading causes of dry brittle hair - including poor use of an inferior blow dryer - and provide a simple solution to your issues. We also explain why the Laifen Swift Special is the perfect dryer for anyone with dry brittle hair. But first, why is your hair brittle? Let's look at some potential causes.

Dry brittle hair causes

Dry brittle hair causes

There are several reasons why your hair might be dry and brittle:

  • You live in a hot country with a particularly dry climate, and your hair doesn't get the nutrients that it needs to thrive.

  • You spend a lot of time outdoors, and the sun and wind have dried out your hair.

  • You wash your hair too often (4-7 times per week) and have removed many of the natural oils from your hair.

  • You use harsh shampoos and conditioners with chemicals that have caused your hair to dry out.

  • You blow dry your hair on the hottest setting, causing your hair to dry out.

How to prevent dry brittle hair

After choosing the Laifen dryer that is best for your hair requirements, you need to think about how to use it to prevent dry and brittle hair in the long run. Here are some tips to bear in mind as you blow dry your hair:

1. If your hair is particularly thin, consider adding a heat protectant to your hair before blow drying it, as this offers additional protection and can prevent your hair from drying out.

2. Use the diffuser nozzle attachment to blow dry your hair, as this helps you with even heat distribution and can prevent specific areas of your hair from becoming brittle.

Use the diffuser nozzle attachment to blow dry your hair

3. Do't always dry your hair on the hottest heat. Use the adjustable heat settings on your Laifen dryer, and consider blow drying your hair on the cool or medium heat settings.

4. Make sure your hair dryer isn't too close to your scalp, as this is one of the main causes of dry brittle hair.

5. Make sure you're not overwashing and overdrying your hair. As a general rule, washing your hair two or three times a week is enough, as you don't want to remove the essential natural oils from your hair.

The best product for dry brittle hair

The best product for dry brittle hair

As you can see, there are lots of reasons why you might have dry brittle hair. But so many people suffer from dry hair because they use a low-quality blow dryer incorrectly.

When you use a blow dryer on its hottest possible setting, you are likely causing your hair to dry out. What's more, if you dry your hair with the dryer too close to your hair, you might be leading to accidental damage.

With that in mind, we want to introduce you to the best blow dryer for dry brittle hair - the Laifen Swift Special.

The Swift Special features ionic technology to eliminate frizz and has a brushless motor that is capable of fast and efficient drying. In fact, the Swift Special dries hair 5.5x faster than other products on the market.

Pros & cons of the Laifen Swift Special

Check out the following pros and cons of the Laifen Swift Special dryer that you should bear in mind before buying:

 Pros Cons
✅ The Laifen Swift Special dries your hair 5.5x faster than conventional hair dryers ❌ The compact design might not suit everyone
✅ The Laifen Swift Special is portable, meaning you can take it with you no matter where you go ❌ The cord could be slightly longer, though you can use an extension cable
✅ It features temperature cycling, enabling you to dry your hair on the cool, warm, or hot setting
✅ Available in 5 awesome colors - silver blue, matte black, pearl white, ruby red, and petal pink
✅ It comes with 3 attachments as standard to help you dry your hair - a diffuser, a concentrator nozzle, and a magnetic styling nozzle

Be sure to also check out the Laifen Swift, the Laifen Swift Premium, and the Laifen SE dryers, which are all good options for people with dry, brittle hair and come in various colors and designs, depending on your preferences.

The bottom line

Dry brittle hair is a nightmare scenario, and it can cause you to lose confidence in your style. However, as you can see above, there are some super simple things you can do to prevent your hair from drying out.

We advise you to invest in a Laifen dryer to retain full control over the way that you dry your hair, using the adjustable heat setting to switch between drying modes. Check out our dry brittle hair FAQs below for more information about treating and preventing dry hair.

Brittle dry hair FAQs

Q1: How to fix dry brittle ends of hair?

Using a deep conditioner is a good way to treat the dry, brittle ends of your hair. Alternatively, go for a hair cut to remove the dry ends and then start a new haircare routine to improve the condition of your hair in the long run.

Q2: Why is my hair so brittle and dry?

There are a number of causes of dry and brittle hair. Environmental conditions like heat and dryness can cause your hair to be brittle, but you may also have dry hair because of your blow dryer, as explained above.

Q3: What is the best treatment for dry brittle hair?

The best dry brittle hair treatment is a leave-in conditioner or hair mask that contains naturally nourishing ingredients like coconut oil or argan oil. You can also look to products like aloe vera to add hydration to your hair.

Q4: What is the best shampoo for dry brittle hair?

The best shampoo and conditioner for dry brittle hair is Moroccan oil, as it's rich in nutrients and hydrating properties that can help to improve the health of your hair.

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