How to Protect Your Hair from Heat in a Straightener

If you often straighten your hair with hair straighteners, it can get damaged from heat. This ends up causing split ends, or dry, crinkled, and frizzy hair.

Steps

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    Buy a thermal protectant for your hair. There are loads of options available, from cheap sprays that don't cost very much, up to expensive gels and sprays that cost a lot. Make sure you read the label carefully before buying, and choose the brand that's right for you.
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    Apply the thermal protectant before straightening. Make sure that your entire head of hair is covered, especially if your hair is thick.
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    Limit the time you keep hair in the straightener. Instead of slowly moving down your hair, put the straighteners in and pull them down tightly but quickly - without pulling your hair, of course. This will mean your hair is in contact with the heat for less time, but your hair will still straighten.
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    Try just straightening the top layer of your hair. You don't always need to straighten the underneath section.
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    Try to have at least one day a week when you don't use straighteners. Give your hair a nice rest. If you hate your hair when it's not straightened, try putting it up.

Warnings

  • Straighteners get very hot. Be careful, or you might burn yourself.
  • Don't use straighteners near water.
  • Turn straighteners off after using.

Things You'll Need

  • Thermal hair protectant.
  • Straighteners.

Article Info

Categories: Hair Remedies