Wash your hair, blow dry it and style it afterwards? The bathroom is the perfect place for this – isn’t it? Here we explain why you should dry your hair in another room. It’s common knowledge that you should never blow dry your hair near a full bathtub. This mistake could be life-threatening. However, the reason why you should generally move blow-drying to another room in the future is not your own safety. 

That’s Why You Shouldn’t Blow Dry Your Hair In The Bathroom

After showering, bathing or washing your hair, the humidity in the bathroom is particularly high. If you stay in the bathroom afterwards or blow-dry your hair there, the high humidity favors frizzy hair – also called “frizz”. Although the hair is dry after blow-drying, tiny particles of moisture continue to buzz around the room. These then settle on the freshly blow-dried hair and create a frizzy hairstyle. 

However, there is another reason why you should not blow dry your hair in the bathroom. Because of the high humidity in the bathroom, the hair takes much longer to dry. This is due to the fact that new moisture particles are constantly deposited on your hair during blow-drying. This means that you have to blow dry your hair longer, which puts a lot of strain on your hair and also costs you unnecessary electricity. 

Drying hair properly 

After washing your hair, it’s best to pat it dry with a towel or microfiber towel. Let it air dry a bit and then blow dry it in the hallway or living room. You should also not blow dry your hair in the bedroom. When drying and styling your hair, you lose not only hair, but also dandruff. This in turn increases dust formation and attracts dust mites. The latter can possibly cause a bad night’s sleep. 

To reduce the humidity in the bathroom as quickly as possible after showering or washing your hair, there’s only one thing to do: ventilate! It’s best to let the ventilation run for a few minutes. Even better, if your bathroom has a window, open it for a few minutes. After that, you can blow-dry your hair in the bathroom without fear of a crinkly hairstyle. But if you want to be on the safe side, from now on it’s better to blow-dry in the hallway or living room.