All You Needed To Know On How Not To Wreck Your Hair
More on the tips to be followed to keep hair smooth and healthy. What are the reasons behind it? Get all the facts straight on keeping the hair luscious.
How Can Hair Be Disturbed?
Making your hair look great is your blow dryer, flat iron, and curling iron.
Your hair may look like it’s ready for a lengthy stint in hair rehab if you misuse those tools or have the wrong ones. To brush up on how to style your hair at home as well as how to mend damaged hair, use this guide.
- Buy Good Tools
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune when it comes to hair styling tools.
According to Mark Goodman, a master hair care professional, they do need basic features.
It is always good to thereby look for those tools offering different heat settings. As Goodman, who owns The Hair-Designers salon in Hilton Head, S.C, says, having just one set are the cheaper ones.
In case your tool display heat temperatures, check it out. From 175 or so to nearly 400, for instance, some hair irons can be dialed to a variety of heat settings.
As Goodman now states, for personal use by someone who isn’t a stylist, the 400-degree setting is too high.
In case you can afford it, you should buy a professional blow dryer from a beauty supply store according to Susan Thalken, owner of the hair salon Studio 8 in Hollywood, Calif. Having a stronger airflow and more power are as she says about professional dryers.
Here is Goodman’s advice for you: to target airflow and a diffuser to help distribute heat more evenly choose dryers with a nozzle attachment.
- Know Your Hair -- And Style It Accordingly
Consider the thickness of your hair when you select a heat setting on your dryer or curling or straight iron.
He further says, the lower the temperature should be as the finer the hair comes to be. A person with baby fine hair should use the lowest possible setting for instance.
Adding to it he says it doesn’t mean that in case you have a thick mane that you should opt for the highest setting. Using an extremely high degree of heat is very rare as he says.
Take your natural hair texture into account before you get a curling iron or a flat straightening iron.
As Thalken now says, more than against it, it’s better to work with your natural hair texture.
- Protect Your Hair From The Heat
Made to protect your hair from the heat of dryers, curling irons, or flat irons, there are hair products. As a protective coating for your hair, many of them use silicone.
Carolyn Jacob, MD, a Chicago dermatologist and associate clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago believes that irons are worse than blow dryers when it comes to causing damage.
Work quickly to protect your hair while styling.
Jacobs adds that you should probably not use it for more than three or four seconds per section in case you are using a curling or straight iron.
- Study Styling Technique
It never hurts to have a little professional advice. Even if you have done it yourself for years, ask your hairstylist to go over how to style your hair.
Being able to show you shortcuts, or newer techniques maybe the stylist. It is better to ask in advance thereby for that some extra time at your next visit or set up a separate appointment. To work with you, this gives your stylist time.
How To Repair Damaged Hair?
In the case of probably damaged hair it suddenly begins to break off, also feels rougher or kinkier, looks dull, shows split ends, or even sticks up in places it never did before.
She would cut it if it’s split and it shows is the advice Jacob offers.
Saying that good hair repair products may make that unnecessary whereas Goodman doesn’t agree entirely.
Following are the other options you can try out:
At-home treatments can be tried. As Thalken says, to repair heat-damaged hair, products with oils and moisturisers are designed.
Thalken suggests using hair repair products with protein to make it look better in case your hair comes to be chemically damaged such as from over-colouring.
Seek professional help. Consider more intensive salon repair treatments that can strengthen the hair so it’s protected and looks smooth if do-it-yourself treatments don’t work. According to Goodman, it will not restore the hair’s original structure when it comes to some deep repair conditioners. Helping fill damaged areas, they will irritate the original structure with proteins. From further damage, these products can also protect your hair
The Final Words
You have to be patient. As Goodman then says, it may take two or three months to get your hair back to normal if an inch on your ends is damaged.
Keep it healthy with proper use of tools and a regular trim once your hair is repaired. It means heading back to the salon for a cut every 4 to 6 weeks for most people as Goodman states.