Here is why these top 3 hairdryers may stop you from getting fungal infections

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Jun 13 2017 - 10:47pm

Did you know that going to bed with wet hair or constantly allowing your hair to be wet and never fully drying, is bad for your health? The most common health issue linked to 'wet hair' is related to fungal infections. Here you will find out the science behind this fact, and the top 3 hairdryers that may stop you from getting getting fungal infections.

Here is why these top 3 hairdryers may stop you from getting fungal infections

You may think: How is a hairdryer going to stop me from getting fungal infections? The answer is in several studies that link the growth of funguses to the habit of going to bed with wet hair, or not allowing your hair to dry properly. Most likely because funguses thrive in damp environments So, having the habit of drying your hair or making sure you only tie it up after your hair is dry, may stop you from getting a fungal infections.

Wet hair and the growth of funguses

If you live in humid and warm regions, leaving your hair wet for long periods of time, covering your head from the sun, using oils in your hair or even going to bed with wet hair, may promote the growth of fungal infections on the scalp. This was observed in a study, in which two women were affected by White piedra, a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft, caused by Trichosporon beigelii. Interestingly, both patients had a history of tying wet hairs after washing, and other hairy parts of the body were not similarly affected in both. The patients were from Mumbai in India, an area that is humid and warm, with constant perspiration, habit of tying wet hairs and custom of covering the hairs with veil prevent exposure to sunlight, which acts as a natural germicidal agent. Scientists concluded that, all these taken together increase the chances and persistence of fungal infection, as fungi thrive in warm and humid environment.

What else keeping your hair constantly wet may cause?

Using a hairdryer before bed time or if you live in humid regions, may not only stop fungal infections but also may avoid other heath related issues caused by damp hair, such as: dandruff, hair breakage, headache and more.

The top 3 hairdryers bellow were chosen from Vogue’s UK hairdryers recommendations, for the following reasons: their weight, effectiveness in taming unruly hair and how easy they are to use if you are in a rush. Having that in mind, here are the top 3 hairdryers that may stop you from getting fungal infections.

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1) T3

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer is very lightweight, comfortable to use and doesn’t get too hot. It scores number one on the list of hairdryers that may stop you from getting fungal infections, because it is great for blowing unruly curls sleek and straight.

2) Dyson

Dyson is a hairdryer that is much lighter than other hairdryers! It’s also quiet, dries hair fast and leaves it smooth, which are all the qualities you want from a hairdryer

3) BaByliss

BaByliss scores number 3 on the list of hairdryers that may stop you from getting fungal infections, because it dries your hair fast and leaves a smooth finish. But, most importantly, this haidryer is effective in thick, long hair and does not leave the acrid smell of frizzing which often accompanies drying at hot speed.

If you want more tips on how to use your hairdryer properly to not damage your hair, and what type of hairdryers to avoid, click here. But if you are seeking information on how to get healthier hair, you may want to read more about the 12 Foods that promote healthier hair and tips from the american academy of dermatology. However, if you are having troubles with hair loss, there is also good information on the article “how to prevent hair loss: 8 medically tested treatments.”

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