You may have encountered heat damage once or twice along your journey. For the natural divas, the heat damage is more obvious as the curl pattern is permanently altered into a loosed texture. When this happens, it is always a heartbreaking story. Knowing the proper steps to take so this does not happen is a “must know” for all the ladies on a healthy hair journey. Here are a few tips you should follow.
1. Always Use A Heat Protectant
No matter what, always use a heat protectant when applying heat to the hair. Whether you are blow drying, curling, or flat ironing your hair, a heat protectant is a must and will shield your hair from the high temperature of your appliances.Here are a few heat protectancts that we love:
- Tresemme Heat Tamer
- Chi Silk Infusion
- Chi 44 Iron Guard
- Got2b Guardian Angel Gloss Finish Flat Iron Balm
- Biosilk Silk Therapy Thermal Shield
- Agadir Argan Oil Hair Shield
- Silk Elements MegaSilk Heat Protection
2. Use Appliances With Temperature Control
Some of us may be fooled by the common misconception where the coarser the hair, the higher the temperature should be. This is simply not true! Having appliances where you can change temperature setting gives you more control of the amount of heat applied to your hair. Check out these tips for the temperatures to set your flat iron to.
Fine: 250-300 degrees
Normal: 300- 350 degrees
Coarse: 350- 400 degrees
3. Use Heat Responsibly
Some divas like to avoid heat altogether, which is perfectly fine. Others like maintaining a sleek look and use heat more often, which is perfectly okay as well. For those who use heat frequently, it is important to use it in moderation. Too much of anything is never a good thing! FIgure out a schedule that works best for you so you can minimize the damage.
Do you have any tips on how to beat the heat? Share them with us below!