HAIR DAMAGE DUE TO HEAT APPLICATION?
Hair Damage as we all know is caused due to application of immense heat that results in hair fall and dryness. Flawless hair can still be achieved without any damage to your hair. Here are 5 essential tips for flawless with least hair damage:
- USE YOUR HANDS AS A GAUGE:
Contrary to the popular belief, turning up the heat on your blow-dryer doesn’t make your hair dry any faster. Instead, using high heat only damages your hair fibres. The perfect heat setting depends on your hair’s thickness, coarseness, and texture. Ideally, make sure the air of the dryer feels comfortable on the back of your hand. As for curling irons and flat irons it is suggested to keep the heat between 180 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the thickness of your hair.
- PROTECT YOUR HAIR WITH SILICON:
Spritzing your damp hair with a heat protectant before using a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron is a no-brainer, but make sure the hair product you use has the best ingredients for the job. Suggestible that you look for a spray made with silicone. Products with silicone put a protective coating on your hair. You can tell if a product is made with silicone by searching the ingredients list for any words that end in “-cone. You can also keep an eye out for dimethicone and phenyl trimethicone to prevent the flattening and fusing of cuticles and to keep your hair soft.
- KEEP YOUR DISTANCE:
Holding your blow dryer directly against your hair can do some serious damage. Many people believe this is the only way to blow dry your hair into a straight style, but pulling the dryer away from the brush and avoiding direct contact with the hair should do the trick. This method will still leave your hair sleek and straight, and you will be able to avoid split ends, dryness and any other hair damage in the long run.
- PICK GOOD HAIR TOOLS:
With hundreds of varieties of flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers on the market, choosing a styling or hair tool can seem a little overwhelming. Fortunately, a few key qualities can narrow your search. Always hunt for hair tools with ceramic plates, which distribute the heat most evenly and prevent the least amount of hair damage. Additionally, make sure the hair tool has an adjustable heat setting, so you can personalize it to your hair type and avoid unnecessary damage. It is also equally important to keep your hair tools clean.
- MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE AND MOISTURIZE!
You can apply a deep moisturizing serum, such as coconut oil, olive oil, or other store-bought moisturizer, once a week. You need to hydrate your hair so it doesn’t get dried out from these hair tools. Each product can affect every type of hair differently, so test out a few to see which suits you best. But don’t go overboard—using a deep moisturizer more than once a week may leave your hair looking greasy.
Hair Damage can be avoided by following the above steps. There are also many other methods that can be done to prevent hair damage. The Hairstyle Artistry course at JD Institute, teaches you how to take care of your hair post different hairstyles and how you can work even without the hair tool and create extraordinary hairstyles. Don’t forget, the less heat the more shine.