The first step in protecting your hair is choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair conditions. Also, ensure to select a shampoo free from sulphates and parabens.
Whatever your hair type might be, a leave-in conditioner is a must. A leave-in conditioner protects your hair from damage, detangles your strands and provides moisture to your hair.
Ensure you lower the temperature of your heat styling tool to prevent hair damage due to heat. Keep the temperature between 200-300 degrees on your heat styling tool, and apply a heat protectant before styling.
Hair masks play a major role in repairing heat-damaged hair. This deep conditioning treatment replenishes your hair’s moisture after heat styling and detangles and smoothens your hair.
Detangling your hair before drying or heat styling is essential to protect it from heat damage. Use a detangling cleanser while in the shower and a detangling spray after washing to keep your scalp smooth and knot-free.
Based on your budget, choose a professional, high-quality heat styler that will be safe on your hair. It will also help you have an amazing hairstyle.
You can either wrap your hair at night to maintain healthy hair, or choose a silk or satin pillowcase to keep friction and tangles away, as they can cause dry, frizzy, damaged hair.
Choose a professional hair stylist and ensure you regularly visit your salon to protect your hair from heat styling. An experienced hair stylist will ensure your hair gets proper maintenance and care.
Heating a single hair section multiple times can cause severe damage. One motion of your heat styling tool per hair section is sufficient to style your hair.
Excess heat can cause split ends, making your hair look dry and rough, causing frizz and breakage. Ensure you trim your split ends every 6-8 weeks to control damage and protect your shafts from further damage.
It is always good to embrace your natural hair, follow a strict hair care routine and avoid using heat styling products to maintain healthy, lustrous hair.
Air drying your hair, particularly when you have heat-damaged hair, can be highly beneficial. Air drying is a slow process, but it can help save your hair from damage in the long run. Use a microfibre towel and be gentle on your hair.
Ensure to wash your hair in cold water instead of hot water to help seal your hair cuticle after the shower.
If you use a blow dryer to dry your hair, place it 5 inches away from your hair surface to protect your hair follicles from heat damage.