What is heat damage?Heat damage occurs when you apply too much heat on your hair damaging your hair cuticles. This could permanently alter the chemical structure of your hair, making what should be curly locks appear straight.
Have you ever experienced it?Take for example a woman who wears weaves as a protective hair style, but leaves the front of her hair out, constantly blending her left out hair with the straight textured weaved hair. Chances are she is using heat to blend her hair with her extensions. Over time she will experience a difference in structure between her left out hair and her tucked away hair. This heat damage will result in split ends, dry hair and ultimately hair loss. Now, imagine if all of the hair on your hair experienced the same damaging effects, because you chose to flat iron your hair several times a week.
Stop the Heat!The best way to prevent hair damage as a result of excessive heat use is to stop using heat on your hair. Flat irons and blow dryers can be extremely detrimental to your hair, especially if used on high temperatures or too frequently. Twist-outs, braid outs, and roller sets, are great styles that create texture and versatility without the heat.
If you MUST use heat, do so sparingly; we suggest less that 2 or 3 times a month. Use high quality flat irons that are coated and durable. Also use heat protectors before using any heated styling appliance. Heat protectors form heat-absorbing polymers around the hair, thus preventing serious heat damage.
Ultimately, if you want healthy, beautiful, growing hair, the excessive heat use has got to stop. Start showing your hair some love, and stop the heat!