We love styling our hair, whether it’s straightening for a sleek look or curling it for a special occasion, or even blow drying after coming out of the shower. However, the heat from styling tools such as curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, curling wands, and blow dryers, will damage the hair strands in the long term. It causes the hair to dry out, break, cause split ends, and may change the texture of your hair. That’s right, your glossy radiant hair can easily lose its healthy silky shine!

If those reasons don’t concern you enough, the sun also plays a role in your hair’s potential damage. Who would have known? By spending too much time in the sun, UVA and UVB  rays may damage your hair cuticles in many ways, such as causing brittle and broken strands, friziness, discoloration and thinning. Once the hair suffers these harms from the sun, it is very difficult for the hair to hold a curl or a style.

But don’t worry, here are some tips to help you prevent the heat damage to your hair.

Heat Regulation
One of the easiest things to do is regulate the heat on your styling tool. 

  • If you use a blow dryer, try it at a lower heat setting. 
  • Same thing goes for your curling wand or flat iron. These styling tools can go up to 450℉ which is too hot and unnecessary. Try to stay between 300℉ and 400℉. Keep in mind the rule of thumb: the thinner or more fragile the hair, the lower the heat should be. Also if your hair is already damaged, avoid the flat iron completely.