Maintaining healthy curly hair can get really hard. This can get more challenging when you have the habit of using heat tools. The first thing that comes to your mind when facing heat-damaged hair is to cut the damaged ends. But, take a look at this post before you try cutting your curly hair.
How do I know my hair is heat-damaged?
If you use heat tools on a high setting and don’t use a heat protectant, you have probably damaged your curly hair. Heat-damaged hair is hard to manage and style. Here is a list of common signs that heat-damaged hair can have:
- Split ends
- Hair breakage
- Hard to style
- Easily tangles and knots
- Rough hair texture
- Weak hair
If you want more information about these signs, we have a post about them. Don’t forget to check it out: How To Know Your Hair is Heat Damaged.
Use a DIY avocado mask
A DIY avocado mask can gain back hair shine and vitality. You only need to do this treatment once a week. First, mash half an avocado. You can use a full avocado if your hair has a long length and high volume. Next, add 1 tablespoon of honey, blend them. Divide your hair into sections and apply from the roots to the tips. At last, put your hair into a bun, and cover it with a shower cap. You should wait for 30 minutes, then wash it. If you don’t have avocado available, you can mix 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 1 teaspoon of honey.
Protect your hair
One simple thing that you can start doing is to protect hair from the sun and when you want to sleep. You can easily do this with a loose bun or ponytail. The best type of scarf that you should use is a silk or satin scarf. If you want some extra protection when sleeping, try ShhhSilk Silk Sleep Bonnet.
Try a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
If your hair is too dry from the heat, try to avoid regular shampoo and conditioner for your hair. Regular conditioner and shampoo can dry out the natural oil and won’t help you with treating heat-damaged hair. A moisturizing shampoo and conditioner is a better option for you. A good moisturizing shampoo can provide the moisture your hair needs and also cleanse dirt and sweat. If you want to switch to moisturizing products, take a look at Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo, and INAHSI Soothing Mint Moisturizing Conditioner.
Try a hot coconut oil treatment
If you are looking for a great way to nourish and moisturize your hair, coconut oil is the way. For this method, you need to take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and let it heat up for 10 seconds. If you feel that the oil is too hot, you should let it cool down a little before using it. Next, you should gently massage the oil on your scalp and strands. Don’t forget about the ends. At last, put your hair into a bun, and cover it with a shower cap. You should wait for 30 minutes, then wash it. Try this treatment twice a week to get the best result.
If you have found any method that works for your hair, feel free to share them in the comments. This can be very useful for those who have your hair type. How often do you use heat tools for styling your curly hair? Do you use a heat protectant? Share your experience of heat tools and damaged hair with us in the comments.