Heat styling tools like straightening irons, curling irons and blow dryers can make the job of styling your hair a lot of easier. Unfortunately, regular use of such tools can take a toll on your tresses, leaving you with hair that has a straw-like texture.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to nurse your damaged tresses back to life. Here are 4 ways to treat heat damaged hair.
Unmanageable hair, split ends and excessive breakage – these are all signs of heat damaged hair. The first thing you should do before you start treatment is to chop off the heat damaged ends. We understand that some of you might be hesitant to cut your hair, but if you don’t, your hair will continue to break off, which will only make the problem worse.
Getting a haircut will help you get rid of the damage and split ends as well. Plus, it will encourage healthy hair growth. Go ahead and book an appointment with your hairstylist. After all, summer is coming. We’re sure you’ll look fabulous in short hair.
Ditch the hot tools
Since heat is the root of the problem, you may want to avoid using these tools for a while. There is no point in chopping your hair off if you have no plans of taking care of it. Instead of using the hair dryer, we suggest that you air dry your hair. If you want to curl it, consider braiding your hair before going to bed and then untangle it in the morning. Finish off with sea salt spray for perfectly effortless beachy waves.
Use clarifying shampoo
You’ve probably been using a number of hair care products – leave in conditioner, thermal protectant, mousse, sea salt spray etc. These products build up over time. This makes your hair look dull and lifeless. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product build up. Since we’re trying to restore your hair back to life, you want to start with a clean slate.
Use protein treatments
Protein treatments are beneficial for heat damaged hair. They are great for filling in gaps in the cuticles; thus, helping repair damage. With regular use, it will help bring your hair back to its original state.