Tips For Avoiding Heat Damaged Hair

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Tips For Avoiding Heat Damaged Hair

Sometimes our natural hair just has a mind of its own. Because of this, we often add some curls, straighten it, or blow-dry it out. Styling our hair with heat is usually quick, easy, and leaves our hair looking fantastic. However, as we all know constantly using heat to style our hair isn’t the best thing to do for our hair. While you may not be able to see the hair damage right away, over time you’ll start to notice it and wish you spent less time with the straightener, curler, or blow dryer. 

At Show Salons in Londonderry, NH, we understand that heat styling is fun and can give your hair the beautiful look you’re hoping for. We aren’t going to suggest never using those tools again, however, we are going to give you some tips to help keep your hair healthy and reduce heat damage from these tools. 

Don’t use heating tools every day.

If there’s no reason for you to style your hair one day, then don’t! Let your hair air dry and wear it naturally. If your natural hair is a little too crazy for you, consider just putting it up in a bun, ponytail, or use a headband for the day. Another style you can try that doesn’t require heating tools is braiding your hair while it’s wet and letting it dry in the braid. When you take out the braid your hair will have beautiful waves in it. 

We know heat styling tools are sometimes necessary and that’s totally fine! Just try to avoid them as often as possible to allow your hair to stay healthier and less damaged. 

Make sure your hair is dry before using heat styling tools. 

If you do choose to pull out your straightener or curler one day, make sure your hair is completely dry before you use the tools. Putting heat on your hair when it’s still wet will create “bubble hair.” This will fry your hair and make it more prone to breakage. 

We also suggest using heat protectant spray before using your straightener or curler. Heat protectant spray will also help protect your hair from heat damage. 

Consider your hair texture. 

Whenever you buy a heat styling tool we suggest buying one that allows you to adjust the temperature. This will allow you to adjust the heat of your tool depending on the texture of your hair. If you have thin hair, you won’t need as much heat as someone with thicker hair. If you feel like you need to turn the temperature up, do it gradually. Don’t just jump to the hottest heat right away, that will greatly damage your hair. 

Make sure to hydrate your hair.

Hydrating your hair is extremely important. Your hair can easily become dehydrated from using heat styling tools too often. Consider buying a hydrating treatment that you can do a few times a week. By keeping your hair hydrated your hair will be strong enough to maintain healthier hair. 

Book with Show Salons in Londonderry, NH

These are just a few of the most important tips to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. For more insight ask the professionals at Show Salons! We have years of experience with hair and know what works best and what doesn’t work at all when it comes to trying to keep your hair healthy. Schedule an appointment with us for any and all of your hair needs!