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5 Dos And Don'ts Of Using Heat On Hair To Prevent Damage

Heating tools can severely damage your locks. Read to know how to prevent it. 
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -26 Aug 2022, 17:37 ISTUpdated -26 Aug 2022, 18:34 IST
Instagram/priyankachopraheat hair damage dos donts

Everyone wants to look effortless and have good hair every day. While striving to look presentable, we often use heat to style our strands. It is one of the easiest methods to achieve the desired look and go out and about with little hassle.

However, heat often leaves our locks dry, damaged and dull. But don’t fret because we are here to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do while styling to ensure your hair remains healthy and lustrous. 

Don’t Skip A Heat Protectant Spray

heat protectant spray

Every beautician will tell you that skipping a heat spray while using a styling tool is a big ‘No’. It creates a shield around every strand to prevent it from getting damaged due to high temperatures.

Use a spray that spreads evenly through your lengths and ensures minimal damage. It keeps the moisture locked in and avoids dryness and dullness. Livon, Moroccanoil, Wella and Vellasio are among hair care brands with heat protectant sprays listed in an array of other products.

Do Turn Down The Heat

We often think that the higher the temperature the better the results will be. However, using a piping hot straightener or curling iron causes the most hair damage. It will give a better result for some time, but cause more damage.

Therefore, depending on the quality of your hair, you must alter the temperature of the styling tool. For example, thin hair does not require the tool to be burning hot. It can ruin the texture completely.

Don’t Run The Tool Several Times

run tools once through hair

To achieve a flawless finish, we run the heating tool several times through the length. This is one of the biggest hair care mistakes that you must avoid. It could cause severe damage to your locks.

The ideal way is to take a small section and curl or straighten it with the help of tools. This way, you will hardly need to run the heating iron or rod through lengths more than once.

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Do Apply Hair Mask Once A Week

If you are someone who often uses heat to style locks, you must add a hair mask to your hair care routine. It conditions the strands and replenishes nutrients lost due to styling and other environmental factors.

Depending on your hair type, you can use a hair mask from stores such as Garnier Fructis, Plum, L’Oreal, Matrix, etc. After application, allow your locks to soak up the nutrients and rinse them off after a few minutes.

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Don’t Use Styling Tools On Wet Hair

don't style wet hair

Using a straightener or a curling iron on wet locks is an absolute negative. It could cause more damage than you can imagine. 

First, you must completely dry hair, either in the air or using a blow dryer. Run a comb or brush to detangle strands. Once dry and brushed, you can use a styling tool.

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