Thursday, August 30, 2012
Heat Damage: Why I do not use heat on my hair
Heat Damage is caused by repeated use of a heated source; blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons. It happens when the hair is not properly protected prior to applying heat to it. The way you know that your hair is damaged from heat is if you notice that it has some straight ends that does not revert back to its curly/natural state.
Reverting this process can be hard to do and might result in transitioning or cutting off the straight ends. Some naturals have been successful in using deep conditioners and hot oil treatment to help with the damage.
If you choose to apply heat to your hair, make sure to use a good heat protectant such as grapeseed oil. It is best to go to a professional stylist if you choose to apply heat to your hair.
Do you regularly use heat on your hair? Have you experienced heat damage before?