Heat styling products damage your hair. As they pass over the hair they will evaporate the water inside each strand of hair. The result is dry hair that is brittle and easily damaged. This inevitably leads to a dilemma as you will want to keep styling your hair and making it look good. But, at the same time, you need to repair the damage done and prevent it from happening again.
The good news is that it is possible to keep growing your hair and still use heat products without causing further damage!
The most important step is to find appropriate heat protection. There is an abundance of products available but you should choose something from a reputable range, such as the Kerastase collection. These are natural products that are designed to help your hair be as healthy as possible.
Simply apply the heat protection before you use any heat tools on your hair. This allows your hair to be styled without the heat damaging the individual strands.
Consider your Style
Before you go any further you need to consider your current style, what your hair naturally likes to do, and whether there is another style that will suit you as well or better and be easier to style.
Considering the health of your hair is a great time to change your hairstyle, you may be surprised at how good it can look in a different style!
Use Heat Tools Carefully
You need to invest in good-quality heat tools. These can be adjusted to ensure the temperature is no hotter than it needs to be. This reduces the likelihood of damaging your hair further.
But, you can also choose to go natural. Having the right heat tool to hand means you can style your hair effortlessly and, sometimes, you can avoid using the heat tools altogether.
That is the real key to growing out heat-damaged hair, don’t place it under too much stress. Decide what style really suits you leave it at least twice a week, styling without heat tools gives it the opportunity to recover and repair itself.
Use a Mask
It is best to get a mask with Shea oil or Kerastase. This can then be applied to your head in accordance with the usual instructions. The mask will push moisture into your hair strands and help them to recover from the damage they have sustained.
The great thing is that you can do the mask regularly to help ensure your hair is getting all the moisture and nutrients it needs.
Everyone is different and has different hair, which means you need to do what is best for your heat-damaged hair, not what your friend is doing. The best approach is to use trial and error with different natural products. You can put them gently on your hair while offering protection for heat and even sun damage. This will help you to find the perfect solution and, providing you keep the heat down on the styling tools, help you to restore your hair to its natural shine.