Heat styling tools are quite damaging and yet we can’t live without them. I mean, how else do you keep your tresses under control, right? But did you know that even if you don’t use these tools every day, they can still cause irreparable damage? Yes, you read that right. While the ideal thing would be to not use heat styling tools, but if you’re not ready to give up on your tools just yet, we’ve found a few tips that can help you straighten your hair without damaging them.
Here are some tried and tested hairstyling tricks that will cause minimal damage to your tresses. The next time you pick up your hair straightener follow these tips.
Invest in a quality flat iron
If you’ve been using the same flat iron for years, replace it with a good quality one. The type of straightening iron you use to straighten your tresses plays a vital role in the health of your mane. An old, cheap flat iron will cause breakage, hair loss and frizziness. Look for one that has either tourmaline, titanium, or ceramic plates, as they distribute heat evenly and make your hair appear healthy and shiny.
Never straighten your hair when it's damp
Sizzling, crackling sounds coming from the kitchen are good, but when your hair makes the same sound when you touch it with a flat iron — it’s not a good sign. Your tresses are the most fragile post a shower — using a flat iron on it can cause severe damage. While straightening your hair, if you notice excessive steam or sizzling sound — stop immediately. Allow your hair to dry completely and only then use the straightening iron.
Use a heat protection spray
Anyone who uses heat styling tools should know that a heat protection spray is a must-have; in fact, some experts believe that it can also protect your hair from UV damage! Spritz a good quality spray such as the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray all over your tresses before styling your hair to keep it protected and to minimise damage.