22 Sep 2016
Straighteners and curlers might give you the best of looks when it comes to hair styling, but regular use of heat to style your hair takes a toll on us. Heat damage happens when the temperature is too high for your hair to take, and as a result, the hair shaft breaks. Before using heat to style, assess the level of your hair's softness, elasticity, and texture. Here are a few tips on how you can protect your tresses from heat damage and how to treat damaged hair.
Even the healthiest of hair types can start to experience damage at 450F. However, even while styling with temperature below this mark depends on the amount of damage that your hair has already undergone. The settings should always be medium to low for first-timers. Make sure that your flat or curling irons do have accurate gauges for temperature. Another important thing to keep in mind is whether they are from a reputable brand and of professional quality. Finer hair should always be styled using the lowest setting possible.
Start with minimal heat and assess how your hair reacts. Preparing the hair for heat styling can be done by frequent deep conditioning and moisturizing. Opt for a botanicals-enriched formula, like the ADV Argan Conditioner which contains moisturizing qualities and nourishes your hair down to the cuticles. Before heating, you should deep condition your hair with protein-based products. You can follow up with olive oil and use a leave-in heat protectant. Never apply heat to wet hair as it can damage the cuticle layer permanently.
If you still end up with badly damaged hair, including frizziness, split ends and lack of luster, consider going for a restorative therapy. PHS Hairscience offers Miracle Oil Therapy, a hair treatment that restores protein from the hair cuticles, bringing back lustre and shine!PREV