Your hair might look amazing after you’ve styled it but the dream soon starts to fade away as certain hair issues slowly and abruptly start to surface. And you can’t really blame your shampoo or your styling device either, for you know it is all you. If not used in an appropriate manner, styling products can do more damage to your hair than good. Most styling devices work through heat treatments, which can adversely affect and damage your hair texture, growth and volume, if used in excess. Here are some tips on how to use your styling products the right way.
- Always start at the roots of your hair and gradually move towards the ends. This helps give your hair a better shape and structure. Place the brush at the roots and roll it down towards the hair ends. Repeat this multiple times by concentrating your blow-dryer on that area and on your hairline first.
- Use your fingers to give more volume to your hair from the roots up, separating each strand. This will make your hair look lush and more voluminous.
- Let your hair strands settle in one place. Do not blow dry your hair multiple times in different directions. Instead, part your hair into sections and style them accordingly.
- Wait until your hair is completely dry. Women often tend to rush the process and end up straightening hair that is completely or partially wet. This causes the hair to burn up due to the very potent combination of moisture and heat. Your hair will end up looking crippled and dry, if you try to straighten wet hair.
- Monitor the temperature. Understand the amount of heat that your hair would require according to its texture, length and volume. Heat the iron till it reaches the required temperature and switch it off soon after. Then, use this iron to straighten your hair, reheating it when it cools down. This way you can prevent your hair strands from being damaged on account of being subjected to too much heat.
- Always hold your hair taut. This will help make your hair straighter and give it a natural finish. Pull the iron downwards with only a little amount of pressure; don’t force it down.
- If your hair is naturally smooth, then skip the heat treatment and go for the hair rollers. Though the rollers provide fewer curls, they are a better option as there is minimal damage done to your hair in this process. You can use hair rollers of different diameters, depending upon the kind of curls you want.
- Start from around mid-length and not very close to the hair roots. This trick will help you get more natural and bouncier curls.