Sometimes it seems like hair won’t behave itself until you subject it to heat. Think about how many times you’ve woken up with a disheveled mess on your head that seemed hopeless. But after a little help from your blow dryer, curling wand, or straightening device, your hair looks gorgeous once again. Yet, you wonder if this constant heat is good for your precious locks. Can you unknowingly damage your hair with heat styling over time?
Experts such that moderate use of heat styling won’t significantly damage your hair. However, if you’re a heat devotee, you should take a few precautions to avoid potential issues down the road.
1 – Give your hair a break.
Naturally, you want your hair to look its best every single day. Yet, to maintain optimum hair health, it’s a good idea to let your hair dry on its own at least one or two days a week. Luckily, the sleek and wet look is in right now, especially in the form of a low-key bun or pony tail. Just comb damp tresses into your desired style and smooth it over with a dollop of frizz-control serum.
2 – Prep your hair for heat.
Depending on the natural texture of your hair, you can use frizz-control serum or oil to hydrate locks before heat styling. Just smooth on a few drops of your favorite product to keep hair soft and silky through the blow-drying, curling, or straightening process. If you ask your favorite stylist from Brush Salon & Spa, he or she can recommend a serum that’s specially designed for heat protection.
3 – Keep an eye on temperatures.
Many heat styling devices allow you to set the temperature, and you never want to make things too hot for your hair. And if you do set the temperature toward the higher end (most ranges are from 175 to 400 degrees), don’t expose your hair to the device for more than a second or two. Also, if you see smoke, move your hair away from the implement as quickly as possible.
4 – Invest in good equipment.
Everyone likes to save money when possible, but it really isn’t a good idea to purchase the cheapest heat styling tools if you plan on using them on a regular basis. Of course, you don’t have to buy the most expensive hair dryers, styling wants, and straightening devices either. Just take a little time to read online reviews before picking up your next device. And remember that ceramic curling irons and straightening wands are typically less damaging than metal tools.
When you want selfie-ready hair that looks amazing for any occasion – or just a random Tuesday – book an appointment with Brush Salon & Spa. Our expert stylists will pamper you and make you look your absolute best, whether you need a cut, color services, a blowout, a wash, or just a new and trendy style. Give us a call at (586) 781-2500 to set up your appointment today or connect with us through the contact form on our website.