How to Protect Your Hair from Heat Damage

Woman Desperate About Very Bad Hair DayStyling tools and blow dryers are a daily staple to have fabulous hair. However, if you are not careful, you could damage your hair. Using frequent heat, such as flat irons, blow dryers, and curling irons, take a toll on your hair. As a result, you can develop excessive hair breakage, split ends, and unmanageable hair. Your hairstyle can quickly fall flat as your hair’s ability to absorb moisture becomes compromised.

No one wants to damage their hair. But, you do not want to give up your hairstyle. You can protect your hair from heat damage with simple tips.

Buy the Right Tools

The key to healthy hair relies on the products and tools you use. Although you do not want to break the bank, you need to choose the right heat tools. Everyone’s hair is different, so you need tools that have adjustable heat settings. This will prevent you from setting the heat too high for your hair type.

When choosing a blow dryer, look for one that also has a cool setting. Look for a blow dryer that has a nozzle attachment to target air flow to help evenly distribute the heat.

Use Heat Protection

If you style your hair with heating tools often, you need a good heat protection. Choose one that adds a silicone coating to your hair. When styling, do not leave the heating tool in place for more than three to four seconds per section of hair.

Only Style Dry Hair

Never curl or straighten hair that is wet or damp. Your hair needs to be fully dry prior to styling. If you hear a sizzle, you need to stop and wait for your hair to dry. It is always best to style your hair when it is dry because wet hair is more prone to breaking. This includes combing your hair or pulling it back in tight styles.

Limit Heat Exposure

In addition to exposing your hair to the heat of styling tools, you need to limit your exposure to any heat source, including hot water and the sun. When washing your hair, it is best to wash it in cool water. With the Arizona sun being quite harsh in the summer, wear a hat to protect your hair from UV damage.

Repair Damaged Hair

If you notice your hair has been damaged from heat, take action right away. It is best to have your hair deep conditioned regularly. However, if the damage has progressed to the point your hair has become frizzy and unmanageable, you may need a liquid keratin treatment. This soothing treatment will repair the damage while also taming your hair to make is smoother and sleeker for up to 16 weeks.

If you need to repair heat damaged hair, call me today at 480-209-6057 to schedule an appointment for a deep conditioning or liquid keratin treatment.

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