How to Protect Your Hair from Heat Damage

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We want our hair to look its best. But sometimes, the way we style it can make our hair look even worse. We use heat to shape and style our hair, but overuse can lead to heat damage. Thankfully, there are ways where you can still style your hair while preventing heat damage. Read on to learn more:

Use a heat protectant

Heat protectant sprays help protect and defend your hair from heat damage. You apply these products onto your hair before using your styling tool. By doing so, the heat protectant will slow down heat conduction from the styling tool, protecting your hair from excessive exposure to heat.

Keep in mind, though, that while heat protectant sprays are helpful, they are not a complete cure. You should still use the other tips in this article to keep your hair safe from damage.

Don’t style damp hair

Your hair should be completely dry before you apply a styling tool. Wet or damp hair is far more fragile than dry hair, so it’s more susceptible to heat damage. Letting your hair air dry is the best option, as hair dryers can also cause heat damage. However, if you’re in a rush, you can use a hair dryer—just be sure you air dry your hair occasionally to ensure you’re not overusing the dryer.

Choose low heat settings

When using a styling tool, keep it on a low heat setting. While this may take longer, it will prevent heat damage by limiting the amount of heat applied to your hair. If you need to turn up the dial, do so, but do not go about 350 degrees. Anything higher than this increases the risk of heat damage.

Visit the salon regularly

The best way to prevent damage to your hair is to go to your salon regularly. There, you can get advice from your stylist as well as other treatments to help keep your hair healthy. Additionally, regular trims keep your strands healthy, and the healthier they are the less likely your hair will be damaged by heat.

Here at Stylistics Inc., we help our customers keep their hair healthy and stylish. To learn more about our services, contact us today.