Monday, January 6, 2014

Heat Damage Check

Tips on preventing heat damage

  1. Always use a heat protectant.  Silicone based products preferably.
  2. Use heat on clean hair.  Product build up can make your hair more susceptible to heat damage.
  3. Use on healthy hair.  If your hair is already damaged it is more vulnerable.
  4. Take control.  Use heat appliances with a temperature dial - not just low and high settings.  Healthy burns at approximately 450 degrees.  Use a lower temp for fine hair (upper 200s) and coarse hair may be able to handle higher temperatures.
  5. Do not use heat appliances on your hair for more than a few seconds. Don't linger.
  6. Do you! Learn your hair.  Just because your friend using heat weekly doesn't mean your hair can tolerate regular heat styling.  
  7. Professional help.  If all else fails and/or you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, seek the help of a licensed, creditable stylist.
As promised my heat damage check

The results are in...drum roll please....NO heat damage.  WHEW I'm so relieved.  I opted for suggestions #7 - Professional help.  A licensed stylist flat ironed my hair.  I'm certain that is the reason I have no heat damage.  Here are a few pictures

 Products used to wash my hair

  • Curl Rehab Moisturizing Treatment - Strawberry Ice-Cream scent (left on for 1 hour) by Curl Junkie
  • Moisture Retention Shampoo by Shea Moisture 
  • Leave in conditioner by As I Am
  • Twist Defining Cream by As I Am

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