Using a hair dryer damages the outer shell of the hair. As a result, with frequent drying, brittle hair appears, dermatologist, trichologist Ekaterina Pashchenko told Gazeta.Ru.

The specialist noted that during heating, cracks appear in the hair cuticle, micro-holes are formed inside, which eventually fill with air. It is because of this that the hair becomes porous and brittle.

According to the trichologist, to maintain the health of the hair, the hair dryer should be used as little as possible, while not setting the maximum temperature.

As a hair care, Pashchenko advises making masks with keratin 1-2 times a week, however, with increased oily scalp, they should not be abused.

Earlier, a transplantologist-trichologist warned that in autumn and winter, hair suffers due to temperature changes, exposure to cold, and a lack of vitamins. Also, dry air in heated rooms has a negative effect on the hair.

Proper nutrition will help protect hair, the diet should include fatty fish, pumpkin seeds, dairy products, as well as apples and lemons.