Applying heat to the hair breaks hydrogen bonds, and tension or pressure allows hair to be re-shaped so that the new hydrogen bonds form to support the new shape (straight or curled). Hair damaged by heat can often appear dry and frizzy, with the possibility of split ends and even breakage. You can track heat damage symptoms on your curls if they have the above qualities or if they don’t appear to curl and bounce like your natural curls.
How To Avoid Heat Damage?
Listed below, there are several tips to avoid heat damage in your daily hair care routine:
1. Limit the heat use and choose a low heat setting whenever you use it.
Use the lowest temperature setting on your iron or blow-dryer to achieve your desired look. According to most beauty experts, you shouldn’t exceed 400°F. Above this temperature, the high heat melts your hair’s keratin. Also, limit the amount of time the hot tool is in contact with your hair. For example, when using a curling iron, you need to keep the hair wrapped around it for no longer than 10 seconds each time to minimize damage to the hair.
2. Apply Heat Protectant.
Use a heat-protectant spray every time you use a hot tool. These heat-resistant styling products work by slowing heat conduction from the styling tool to your hair. It’s still wise to use hot tools sparingly, even with heat protectants, since they won’t completely prevent damage. By sealing and smoothing cuticles, heat protectors evenly distribute heat throughout the hair, eliminating “hot spots” (areas where heat concentrates and weakens the hair). It has been proven that argan oil is an effective super ingredient for protecting naturally curly and coily hair from excessive heat damage. You should always use argan oil products before using the flat iron, and never leave the tool on one part of your hair for too long. Allow the oil to continuously pass through your strands, resulting in silky, moisturized, straightened hair at its healthiest and least damaging.
3. Don’t heat-style while your hair strands are damp.
You’re basically frying it when you use hot tools like straighteners or curling irons on damp hair. The fragility of wet or damp hair is much greater than that of dry hair. By transforming moisture into steam, the tools damage hair strands as steam escapes. In order to avoid this kind of damage, you should only use these hot tools on completely dry hair.
4. Deep condition.
Use a deeply moisturizing reconstructive treatment when applying heat to your hair for a special occasion that will soften and smooth down particularly coarse, frizzy textured hair. It’s fine to leave this on for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your hair’s porosity–but you don’t have to leave it on overnight. To give your curls their highest level of moisture, use a masque or treatment containing shea butter before (and after) using a heat styling tool. If your curl pattern was disrupted on a one-off basis, this will restore balance and restore it. You can use Bounce Curl Ayurvedic Deep Conditioner to lock moisture into my hair and keep my curls intact, depending on how hydrated or dry it is. It ensures my natural hair is moisturized, healthy, and ready to take on the additional changes.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Heat Damage:
Until new hair grows in to replace burned hair, your curl pattern cannot be fully repaired. The results of repeated heat exposure are the same, even if it only takes a bad burn to fry your hair.
Deep Treatment strengthens your curly hair shaft with protein and amino acids when used with heat to maximize curl formation while minimizing frizz.
It is very common for curls to be damaged by heat from hair dryers, hot tools, or the sun. The curl pattern of curly hair loses its natural shape over time, due to heat damage. Fortunately, you can restore your hair’s natural curl pattern even if it is severely damaged with the right hair products.
Heat damage can damage your curls, so here’s how to restore them. Rehydrate your locks in the shower if you want to restore your heat-damaged curls. You can rejuvenate curly hair with our moisture-boosting shampoo and conditioner, which hydrate and provide hydration.
> Split ends
> Texture changes
> Lack of elasticity
> Dry & Brittle hair
> Lack of softness