How to Prevent Heat Damage when Straightening, Drying & Styling Your Hair at Home in South Burlington, VT

The amount of hot tools that are available to style your hair seem endless. You can use straighteners, curling irons, wavers and more to get just the right style you are looking for. The only problem? All this heat comes at a price. It can cause significant damage to your hair that is sometimes irreversible. While never using these tools isn’t realistic, there are ways that you can avoid this damage. Hed2Toe Salon & Luxury Consignment Boutique is here to share some tips to help you avoid heat damage when styling your hair.

Should You Style Your Hair Everyday?

Some days you may wake up and your hair looks pretty good without the need to restyle. It is actually good for your hair to skip washing it and extend the style you did the day before. The natural oils from your scalp work their way down the hair shaft and after the moisture that your hair needs to stay healthy. Try some styles that won’t require the use of hot tools. You may find that braiding your hair when its still wet and sleeping on it can give you beautiful waves the next day without the use of a waver.

How to Air Dry Hair

Your hair dryer is one tool that causes damage to your hair and is often forgotten. It’s easy to see how a curling iron or straightener may cause heat damage, but your blow dryer will as well. If you can skip drying your hair with your blow dryer, your hair will thank you. You should always avoid using any straighteners or curling irons on your hair unless your hair is completely dry though. While it may seem like an easy way to get your hair dry fast, but it can create something known as ‘bubble hair’ which creates an uneven texture on your hair that makes it more prone to breakage.

Hydrate Your Hair

When you use heat on your hair, it causes dehydration. This is why it’s so important that you are hydrating your hair before and after you use any hot tools on it. There are many products out there that can help you put moisture back in your hair that your tools are taking out.

Consider Your Hair Texture

Different hair textures can withstand different heat settings on styling tools. It is important that you know and understand what your hair texture is so that you can set your styling tool accordingly. If you have thin, fine hair, you won’t need to use near as much heat to get the look you are going for. Thicker, coarser hair will require more heat to get the hair to hold the style.

Hair Cutting, Styling & More in South Burlington, VT (Just Minutes Away from Burlington, Winooski, Essex, Williston, St George & Shelburne, Vermont)

If your hair is showing signs of heat damage, you may want to call on the hair stylists at Hed2Toe Salon & Luxury Consignment Boutique to give your hair the trim that it needs. As soon as shelter in place orders are lifted, we can remove heat damage with a fresh cut!