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Women Warned Not To Dry Their Hair In Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers

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Women Warned Not To Dry Their Hair In Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers

A woman has taken to TikTok to warn others not to dry their hair using Dyson Airblade hand dryers.

If you've ever been tempted to blast your hair with the super powerful dryers - often found in public toilets - this clip will definitely make you think twice.

You can watch it below:

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The video - uploaded by @madeleinemuaa was made in response to a clip shared by @kiingliima, where she demonstrates 'curling' her hair in a Dyson Airblade dryer.

"No one was harm. Don’t try this at home. Only available at your public restrooms!" She wrote on TikTok.

But responding to the clip, Madeleine explained that it certainly isn't a good idea. And other TikTokers were shook, with one writing: "Every time I see people using hand dryers the 'I know something you don’t' song runs through my head 😮‍💨."

While another commented: "Yes I tell people to not use those but people don't listen 🤷🏻‍♀️."

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And a third added: "Another reason why I avoid public restrooms in general 🙏🏽."

People were shocked at the video (Credit: Alamy)
People were shocked at the video (Credit: Alamy)

A fourth said: "Now will be carrying my own soap and micro cloth."

While a fifth added: "48 HOURS?? Just imagine what paper towel rolls have on them!"

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Meanwhile a sixth commented: "OMG 😳 Why do they still allow hand dryers anywhere???"

The post in question was shared by a woman believed to be a microbiologist back in 2018.

She later added to her Facebook post: "This post is simply for awareness, not to instill fear."

The woman was shocked (Credit: TikTok/@madeleinemuaa)
The woman was shocked (Credit: TikTok/@madeleinemuaa)
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Others, however, claimed that the findings were not unusual.

"These are common moulds found in many places. The media on that plate made especially to grow fungi. It’s not going to grow that quick on hair," said one.

While another added: "It’s just the same air that’s already in the bathroom just at jet speeds."

In a comment to Tyla, a spokesperson for Dyson said: "At Dyson, we take the matter of hand hygiene incredibly seriously and all Dyson Airblade machines contain a HEPA filter to capture particles as small as bacteria from the washroom air.

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"We work with independent laboratories like Airmid Healthgroup Ltd. to prove our hand dryers are hygienic and a sustainable alternative to paper towels.

"This research confirms that Dyson Airblade hand dryers are safe to use and that the aerosolisation seen is insignificant, comparable to drying hands with paper towels. Dyson Airblade hand dryers are not engineered for drying hair and as such we cannot recommend doing so.”

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: Beauty, Life

Lucy Devine
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