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6 Steps to Avoid Heat Damaged Hair

by Kayla Thompson

From blow-drying & straightening to waving & curling, our hair endures a 𝑙𝑜𝑡 of heat styling on a pretty regular basis. Sure, hot tools leave our hair looking more stylish & put together, but over time, that heat styling can lead to damage, dryness, breakage, & split ends. 𝐋𝐞𝐭'𝐬 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥, 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐬𝐧'𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧, which is where these helpful tips from our team of hair care experts come into play.

1. 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕆𝕗𝕗 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝔽𝕠𝕠𝕥

Healthy hair starts in the shower. It doesn’t matter how well you treat your hair if you’re not properly cleansing, hydrating, & conditioning at the start. 𝙹𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚞𝚊 𝚂𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚍 𝙸𝚗𝚔 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚘 & 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚛 contains the proper natural ingredients to infuse nutrition and provide moisture to the scalp and hair. It bonds together chains of amino acids that become keratin protein.

2. ℂ𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕒 ℙ𝕣𝕠𝕥𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕊𝕙𝕚𝕖𝕝𝕕

You would never take something out of the oven without mittens, would you? Whether your hair is fine & straight or coarse & curly, you should 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭. 𝙺𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚔𝚘 𝙰𝚛𝚝𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝙳𝚎𝚏𝚢 𝚂𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚢 can be used on wet or dry hair. It forms an invisible barrier with fire tulip, karité, green tea, & vitamins A & E.

3. 𝕌𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 300° ℝ𝕦𝕝𝕖

Your goal should be to find the lowest temperature setting that still allows you to get your styling done efficiently. 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐚𝐭 350°. 95% of people only need 280° for their hair. If you can bake cookies on your hot tools, they are too hot. Additionally, turning your iron all the way up upon plugging it in will 𝑛𝑜𝑡 make your hot tools heat up any faster.

4. 𝕎𝕖𝕖𝕜𝕝𝕪 ℍ𝕒𝕚𝕣 𝕄𝕒𝕤𝕜

Hair masks are good for everyone, but especially crucial for those who regularly style their hair. A quality hair mask will replenish your hair’s natural moisture & add an extra layer of protection to prevent future damage. Swap 𝙴𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌 𝚃-1 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚃𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝙼𝚊𝚜𝚚𝚞𝚎 in place of conditioner, let soak 5-10 mins while you wash your face, shave, & so on.

5. 𝕆𝕟𝕖 & 𝔻𝕠𝕟𝕖

It is important to consider how many times you’re using your tools on the same section of hair. Follow the “One & Done” Rule— 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 & 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐢𝐭. While it may seem like you are reinforcing the style or direction of your hair, you are actually causing damage & confusing the hydrogen bonds, resulting in frizz & flyaways.

6. 𝔻𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕕𝕠 𝕀𝕥

Like all good things, it’s all about moderation. When you have a chance to give your strands a rest and let them air-dry, do it! 𝙲𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝙰𝚕𝚕-𝙸𝚗-𝙾𝚗𝚎 𝚅𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚎 𝙲𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎 is the perfect quality product for no-blowout styling & will leave your hair feeling healthy, hydrated, & smooth.