|3 ways to avoid heat damage to your hair|
|healthy hair that has been flat ironed only once|
you shampoo your hair, unless you shampoo multiple times per week. It that is the case, choose a no heat method if you have used heat for the week. Either that, or do not put heat in your hair at all and instead opt for wet setting the hair. Setting the hair gives it a break from the heat while still allowing you to have a nice style.
|Wrap your hair during the rest of the week|
- Only applying heat once per week or less: I know I have already said this many times but it is very important! Too much heat is not good for your hair and will always cause breakage and excessive shedding. You may not notice it right away, but the damage is being done.
- Using the correct temperature: This is another important factor in preventing heat damage. Even is you only use heat once per week, if you use heat that is too high will still result in heat damage and could even lead to breakage.
- Only go through the hair with one pass with the flat iron. Your flat iron should be at a temperature where you can go through the hair with one pass effectively. Going over the same piece of hair multiple times is the just as bad as flat ironing the hair every day. I recommend using the Toi flat iron
- (BONUS 1) Use heat protectant: Instead of an actual heat protectant, I use the by L. Jones Leave-In conditioner for extra protection.
- (BONUS 2) Wrap your hair nightly: If you wrap your hair every night you edges and roots will lay down flatter which will prevent you from having to add extra heat in your hair.
|healthy hair with no heat damage|