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t-shirt or microfiber towel, as these fabrics are less abrasive and not as harsh on strands. Using Too Much Product: Using too much styling product not only leaves your hair weighed down, but also contributes to breakage. Use only what is necessary to achieve your desired style and if you happen to use a lot of product, plan to wash your hair shortly after to avoid the hair being weighed down for an extended period of time. Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. Not using your blow dryer properly: Often times, we forget to attach a nozzle or diffuser. Using either or will not only deflect direct and excessive heat; it’ll also help concentrate the airflow directly and evenly to the hair. To prevent further frizz and breakage, hold the blow dryer by the handle and make sure that the nozzle is parallel to the hair. Invest in a blow dryer that is lightweight and has multiple heat settings such as the Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme Dryer. Using Poorly Made Bobby Pins: No matter your texture, using bobby and hair pins for many styles is a must. However, these styling aides can also be the cause of some hair damage. When a bobby pin is poorly made, these small, but powerful hair accessories can rust, snag and snatch. To prevent unnecessary damage, purchase high quality ones and dip them in a small amount of oil before using to provide lubrication.