Welcome back to our last segment in this two part series covering some of the numerous ways that you can better protect your hair from heat induced damage via blow dryer, curling iron, hair straightener, or other method of styling!
We covered some pretty useful tips in part one of the series, so do not forget to check those out when you have the chance!
Now, let us pick right back up where we last left off…
Consider Using Lower Temperatures
If there is really no way around using your styling tools to get the look you are going for, try using them on their lower heat settings. Most, if not all styling tools on the market, have adjustable temperatures or levels of heat for the device you want to use. You do not have to turn your styling tool to the highest temperature every time. In fact, turning it on the low setting, or even the medium setting, will still give provide enough power and heat to give you the look you are going for.
Also, if you find yourself using your hair dryer every day, try waiting for half of your hair, or at least two-thirds of your hair, to air dry before blow drying the rest. You will be amazed at the result and you will not have to stand around with your arm in the air for as long as usual!
If You Are Using a Styling Tool, Make Sure Your Hair Is Dry
This is super important. If you are going to use a hot styling tool, you have to make sure that your hair is 100% dry before using it. When your hair is wet and you decide to take the risk and use a styling tool, you can actually boil your hair in the process of styling it if it is still wet. Not only does this cause serious damage to your strands, but it can also make them weak which can lead to immediate breakage.