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Drying Kinesio Tape with a hair dryer is a bad idea...
Last Updated: 12/07/2012
Heating Kinesio Tape by rubbing it, once applied, is a good way to activate the adhesive but using a hair dryer could end up causing problems. Excessive heat from a hair dryer (blow dryer) can actually cause the adhesive to stick so well that it may cause difficulty when removing the tape. When Kinesio Tape has been applied to the cervical or shoulder area and you just stepped out of the shower and you're ready to dry your hair, either remove the Kinesio Tape or cover the area with a damp towel so that the adhesive does not over-heat. Wet Kinesio Tape is best left to air-dry.

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