Tips on repairing hair that’s been damaged by straightening

If you enjoy heat styling your hair as much as we do, it’s highly likely that you’re aware of how much damage it can cause – but repairing hair that’s been damaged by straightening doesn’t have to be difficult.

Heat Damaged Hair

We’ve already talked about some of the warning signs and problems that may crop up if you’re overusing your straighteners- but how do you solve them?

The next time you have a hair crisis, just take another look at the tips below;

  • Condition, condition, condition. Whenever you wash your hair, make sure to use a conditioner, and to leave it on for three minutes or so. Try to avoid your scalp – your scalp’s natural oils will do all the work there.
  • Say no to heat styling. We know – it’s difficult to avoid, but if your hair is feeling frazzled and damaged, any sort of hair styling is going to make it worse. Other things to avoid include dying your hair and styles that involve tight hair elastics.
  • Treat yourself. Indulge in a hair mask once or twice a week for healthy, glossy, manageable hair. You can purchase a store-bought one, or, if you’re feeling crafty, look up a DIY recipe for one online.
  • Get the scissors out. We would only recommend this as a worst-case scenario, but a trim will get rid of damaged ends permanently – by cutting them off!
  • Heat protection is key. Prevention is often the best cure. If you aren’t exactly feeling giving up heat styling any time soon – and we can’t say we blame you – then it’s a good idea to invest in a good, effective heat protection spray such as Art Naturals Thermal Hair Protector.

For further advice on inflicting as little damage as possible to your hair, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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