Hi I recently came across this article
by PureWow claiming that air drying is actually bad for your hair.
"The reason? When hair comes into contact with water, it swells. When it swells, it messes with the protein within each strand and leads to damage from the inside out. So the longer your hair is wet, the longer it swells and the greater the chance for damage."
This reminded me of something I remember reading on here a while back referring to a recent study but I can't find the post. (It must have been lost when your servers crashed.)
Basically what I would like to know is if there is enough evidence to support these claims. I have pretty fine, thin hair so I can always get away with blow drying on the lowest heat setting, but is this really less damaging than air drying? I assumed the extra tugging from brushes during blow drying could add additional damage as well.