Experimenting with different styles, cuts and colours can damage your hair and make it prone to breakage. But will that stop us from using our hair styling tools? We think not. Heat styling tools can be quite harsh for your hair but not when used in moderation and with the right technique.
You never thought there was a right technique, now did you? Well, there is and we are about to tell you all the dos and don’ts you need to follow each time you style your hair so you don’t end up ruining it in the long run.
Use a quality shampoo and conditioner
The right way to pick a shampoo and conditioner is not by selecting one that is the most expensive or one that smells great. Instead, go for a range that addresses your hair concerns. Better yet, trust your hairstylist when they recommend a shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.
Use heat protection spray
You know how stepping out in the sun without wearing sunscreen is a major skincare crime, right? The same is with heat styling tools and protection sprays. The spray acts as a shield and protects hair from the harshness of the styling tool, thereby preventing dryness and damage. Invest in a quality heat protection spray and use it every time you style your hair.
Learn how to use tools properly
So, you thought switching on the tool and running it through your hair multiple times is all you need to do? Well, not really. You shouldn’t run the styling tool more than once over a section of your hair. Subjecting your hair to repeated heat will definitely damage the texture and cause a lot of dryness.
Style wet hair
Your hair is at its weakest after a hair wash and at a susceptible stage. Using styling tools directly on wet or damp hair even with heat protection on will cause severe damage. The dramatic shift in heat can cause hair to break and even melt.
Use heat styling tools on a higher setting
When you’re in a hurry, the most common thing to do is to turn up the heat to the highest setting in order to get faster results. Let’s get one thing straight, turning up the heat won’t give you quicker result but will definitely ruin the quality of your hair. So make sure you do not exceed the recommended temperature of 225 to 300 degrees.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Jan 15, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.