6 Steps to avoid heat damaged hair
By: Kayla Thompson
From blow-drying & straightening to waving & curling, our hair endures a of heat styling on a pretty regular basis. Sure, hot tools leave our hair looking more stylish & put together, but over time, that heat styling can lead to damage, dryness, breakage, & split ends. Let’s be real, getting rid of hot tools isn’t going to happen, which is where these helpful tips from our team of hair care experts come into play.
Start off on the right foot.
Healthy hair starts in the shower. It doesn’t matter how well you treat your hair if you’re not properly cleansing, hydrating, & conditioning at the start. Jellua Squid Ink Shampoo and Conditioner contains the proper natural ingredients to infuse nutrition and provide moisture to the scalp and hair. It bonds together chains of amino acids that become keratin protein.
2. Create a Protective Shield
You would never take something out of the oven without mittens, would you? Whether your hair is fine & straight or coarse & curly, you should never style your hair without a quality heat protectant. Kitoko Arte Heat Defy Spray can be used on wet or dry hair. It forms an invisible barrier with fire tulip, karité, green tea, & vitamins A & E.
3. Under 300 degrees rule
Your goal should be to find the lowest temperature setting that still allows you to get your styling done efficiently. Your hair can melt at 350°. 95% of people only need 280° for their hair. If you can bake cookies on your hot tools, they are too hot. Additionally, turning your iron all the way up upon plugging it in will not make your hot tools heat up any faster.
4. Weekly Hair Mask
Hair masks are good for everyone, but especially crucial for those who regularly style their hair. A quality hair mask will replenish your hair’s natural moisture & add an extra layer of protection to prevent future damage. Swap Electric T-1 Intensive Treatment Masque in place of conditioner, let soak 5-10 mins while you wash your face, shave, & so on.
5. One and Done
It is important to consider how many times you’re using your tools on the same section of hair. Follow the “One & Done” Rule— pass over a section of hair & that’s it. While it may seem like you are reinforcing the style or direction of your hair, you are actually causing damage & confusing the hydrogen bonds, resulting in frizz & flyaways.
6. Don’t Overdo It
Like all good things, it’s all about moderation. When you have a chance to give your strands a rest and let them air-dry, do it! Cove All-In-One Versatile Creme is the perfect quality product for no-blowout styling & will leave your hair feeling healthy, hydrated, & smooth.