Do Hair Straighteners Damage Hair?

Do Hair Straighteners Damage Hair?

The major issue with hair straightening is that heat causes damage. But the important thing is not to straighten your hair at the wrong temperature. The temperature to use for straightening depends mostly on hair thickness, ability to hold the style, and general quality of hair. This is especially true if hair straighteners are used on a daily basis rather than on occasional basis. Most people use flat iron hair straighteners to smooth naturally textured hair ( wavy hair, curly hair, coily hair or a combination ) which is naturally dry and dehydrated to begin with.

Choose the Right Straightener

Poorly manufactured and designed appliances may cause hair breakage and hair loss too.The most important thing is looking for a professional hair straightener with a good adaptable heat setting to obtain the best result and experience.

Offer Your Hair a Break

If it's your hair ritual each and every day, that doesn’t mean you have to hit it right every morning. If you have coarse hair, curly hair or thick hair, you don’t even need to wash your hair every day.

Switching to shampoo every-other-day helps in maintaining your natural oils in hair - the very same oils that styling products and heat can sap. Offer your hair a day or two much-needed breaks from heat styling to avoid getting your hair’s oil getting soaked up.

Use the Right Heat Hair Protectant

To reduce hair damage from heat styling is by application of thermal protectant on your hair before straightening. These products create a wall between your hair and the heat. Some are activated even by the heat coming from the hot iron to saturate with moisture found in your hair.

Straighten in the Correct Way

  • Don’t turn your temperature to thehottest setting, as it will damage your hair further. Take your time and give your hair straightener time to heat up at lower setting.
  • Don’t press the plates too hard as you move down. Excessive force will make things worse.
  • Don’t use it on your wet or damp hair. Damp or wet hair is the most vulnerable to heat damage, so take your time to pat dry your hair.
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