Tuesday, 28 November 2017

How to straighten your hair to avoid Heat Damage?


How to straighten your hair to avoid Heat Damage?


Well I figured since Christmas is coming up along with the festivities and Christmas parties that come along with this day some of us are going to break the bank at a very expensive hairdresser and others are going to DIY and still look like we went to an expensive hairdresser and spend our money on loads of gifts, whatever you plan on doing enjoy it!. However, what really gave me the inspiration for this post was the fact that I got my hair straightened recently and I thought of all the things my hairdresser did right when it came to the process and I learnt somethings I have been doing all wrong and wanted to share some tips with you so you can avoid some common mistakes and keep your locks looking healthy.


Do a Hair Mask or Treatment Prior

This might seem like a lot of work but if your hair is already dry brittle or damaged straightening it is just going to make a bad situation worst. A deep treatment is always great before straightening because it strengthens your hair to handle the heat and not break or snap off during the process or after. Another thing it does it helps to limit the number of split ends you get because your hair is in very good condition prior to applying heat.*

Do a Strand Test

Not sure if anyone remembers that youtube video that went viral where the youtuber was straightening her hear and she realised the section broke right off. Well if you haven't seen it here you go Burning my hair off video, that video has 51 million views and she's probably made millions off of that one video along with the interviews and tv appearances after(please don't try this at home). However, despite that video is absolutely hilarious its so uncomfortable at the same time because I personally wouldn't want to experience that. So when your using a straightener, curling iron anything with heat its really hard to tell how it will agree with your hair on the first use. In fact most heat damage is caused by someone using a straightener for the first time so do a strand test at the back first to check because from the video you will see that burning your hair off from the front isn't cute. With more than 100 different temperature settings the colourful brilliant flat iron has you covered no matter your hair type is and there currently doing a sale.




Use a Quality Heat Protectant

This was the mistake I made when I first started straightening my hair I would think that it was a good thing to add oils to help it straighten more straighter because I had curly hair. After I realised that was wrong and I purchased heat protectants I still noticed smoke coming from my hair as I straightened it and didnt think nothing of it. That smoke is not a good thing little did I know I was literally cooking my hair and when some parts of my hair did not revert to being curly and would break off in places. So the best thing you can get is a heat protectant that is non oily so here is a list of 9 of the best heat protectant sprays.


Try your hardest to Pass once

This is easier said than done especially when you've got stubborn hair like mine that would rather stay in its natural curl pattern but its possible with a good hair straightener. This is the one time you would hear me mention that high heat is an advantage here when it comes to a straightener. Also the plates also affects whether your hair straightens properly or not but I think most straighteners are ceramic or glass. A lot of people disagree with straightening your hair on a high heat but if its two low you end up passing the straightener continuously over your hair and I personally think that causes more damage. 


How to straighten your hair to avoid Heat Damage?


There is so much debate as to straightening your hair whats the better way but personally I have noticed no heat damage by applying these tips. I have to mention I also don't straighten my hair alot this was the first time I straightened my hair in a while and I plan to continue to do it only on special occasions or 3 or 4 times a year. I also recommend getting a salon quality hair straightener so you can achieve really great results without damaging your hair and besides they last longer. 
What are your tips when it comes to straightening your hair and avoiding heat damage?



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23 comments

  1. I am so glad that I read your post. I hate using a hair straightener but can't live without it. These tips will be helpful when I straighten my hair next time.

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  2. You do such a beautiful job of straightening your hair! I know so many people struggle with doing this everyday. These are some fantastic tips for those who use straighteners.

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  3. You're so gorgeous! I absolutely love your hair, it looks stunning! These are such an brilliant tips!

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    1. Thank you it took me loads of practising, happy you found the tips helpful

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  4. My hair is naturally straight (I wish it wasn't), but even I straight it with a flat heat iron. Yes, it is not healthy for the hair, but important thing is to use a good product to protect it. I love Revlon Professional Uniq One Hair Treatment. Great post!
    xo, Marina/www.marinablueeyes.com

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    1. Oooh I have never tried that need to look into it.

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  5. I needed this hair therapy and styling for my troublesome hair. Will try your useful tips with the products you mentioned.

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  6. This post is so useful, especially that a few months ago I managed to burn my fringe. Since then I am having a nightmare getting it to look in a decent way and my hairdresser can't do anything until it actually grows.

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    1. Oh nooo, happy the post it can be of some help.x

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  7. The list of the heat protectors is very useful! I'm starting to straighten my hair more often, so these are good tips for me. Thanks!

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  8. I haven't straightened my hair in the two years I've been natural but I am planning on it soon so these tips are definitely being taken down

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  9. Wow I recently wanted to straighten my hair permananty ...
    Thanks a lot for this lovely tips it's going to help.me alot

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    1. Glad you found it helpful, thanks for reading:)

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  10. I straighten my hair every day, so it's important for me to keep my hair healthy. Aside from these tips, I also recommend eating healthy food! Too much junk can leave your hair brittle - they can easily break off when you apply heat on them.

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    1. That is such an important one I love products with omega 3 in it really helps to minimise brittle hair and improves the health alot

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  11. I do straighten my hair every other day and do use good products for my hair. I also keep in mind to use a heat protector. I agree with you that keeping the heat low, it does not gives the best results and also you have to pass the straightener plates over the hair so many times which causes more damage.

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  12. I never straight my hairs as they are wavy and while straightening, they look very thin in volume. Do you have any recommendation on how to style wavy hairs?

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  13. This is such a great tips to avoid damage while straightening hair. Your tips are like a pro. I love it.

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  14. I have been natural for 3 years now and am always looking for ways to protect my hair. I rarely use heat only when I need a trim.

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