When it comes to hair, what is hot is not always seems to be the best. Everyone loves to experiment with his or her hair. Some women like straight hair while some love the curly or wavy hair. You may like your hair styling tools but the risk of burning, and damage is a little scary. Too much heat does damage not only your hair but also your skin. It is crucial to ensure that you are using your tools correctly.
Choose the heat tools with options- Whether it is hot iron, hair curler or dryer, only use those that have a temperature setting. Not all styling tools are created equal. It is not always necessary to use hair styling products at high temperature. If you can get it done with a lower setting, there is no need to crank it up.
Protection is necessary – You must protect your hair from the heat of hot styling tools hot combs, flat iron or blow dryer by applying a heat protecting spray. Stop the dryer just short of your hair’s becoming completely dry. Extra drying, after this point, will take away all the moisture, making the hair dull, brittle, and prone to split ends.
Use the right temperature and pay attention to timing- Always remember that you don’t need the highest temperature of flat iron or curler for thin hair. From medium to coarse hair, you can use high temperature but make sure not to leave it on hair for too long.
- Make sure always to keep flat iron move.
- Never hold a curling iron on your hair longer than ten seconds.
- Use flat iron at the right heat setting, 350 degrees F. or below.
- Don’t forget to apply thermo active heat protector.
- While using a hair dryer, keep it six inches from your hair.
Hair ties and elastic bands – They are most commonly used styling aids. From simple hair style to the complex one, hair ties and elastic bands are used.
- The best hair ties are those that have fabric covering. Uncovered hair ties break your hair shaft.
- Don’t pull your hair too tightly back from your forehead. Tight hair pulling causes traction loss all along your temples and front hairline.
- If any hair ties or elastic bands are wound too tightly around your hair, it can cause hair breakage at the tie, which is called trichorrhexis nodosa.
Hair pins and clips – Hair clips and pins are widely used by women, but the improper usage of such styling aids has the potential damage to your hair.
- Don’t sleep with clips or pins in hair as it can cause hair breakage.
- Some metal pins are coated with paint. The paint can peel making the pins rusty. Avoid using rusty pins. Use pins that are made from metal coated in heat resistant plastic.
- Rub leave in conditioner on pins before using.
- If you are using pins or clips to hold the hair in rollers while curling, make sure to avoid overheating. The heat of the dryer can warm the metal of the pin that can damage your hair and scalp. Allow your hair and scalp to cool between intervals of heating.
When it comes to the look of a style the sky is the limit; however careful attention needs to be given to reduce the damage that incorrect use of styling tools may cause. Proper use of hair styling tools can make a big difference in the overall health, appearance and style of your hair. Just put the above guidelines into your daily hair style routine and look stylish with varying hair styles in the safest possible manner.