5 Ways To Avoid Heat Damage

March 11, 2018

5 Ways To Avoid Heat Damage

Applying direct heat to your hair isn't always a bad thing as long as it is in moderation. We all want to keep up with our length checks, manage our new growth or may fancy a different hairstyle from time to time. If your on a no heat challenge then that's amazing! Keep up the good work. If you are a heat user then keep reading on ways to prevent heat damage.

Common Reasons For Heat Damage 

  • Everyone can get heat damage but unhealthy hair is more prone to heat damage. One of the number one reasons people get heat damage is because the overall health of your hair is damaged.
  • The settings on your hair dryer or straighteners/flat-iron could be set too high. Some people with a thicker hair texture tend to think you have to use a higher heat setting - definitely not the case.
  • You are not protecting your hair from heat properly. Do not use just oil alone (for example Olive or Coconut Oil etc) as a heat protectant. You don't want to "cook" your hair. It is best to use a product that is a heat protectant or has heat protectant qualities. 

Ways To Prevent Heat Damage 

    • Not using direct heat is the best method. In-direct heat for deep conditioning is OK, but air drying is even better.
    • Creating a healthy moisturising hair regime. This includes shampoo, deep conditioning and protein treatments. The stronger and more healthier your hair is, the more resilient it will be towards heat damage.
    • Find a good heat protectant.
    • Always set the temperature on your hair dryer or straighteners/flat-iron to a lower setting.
    • Letting your hair air dry for as long as possible will cut down the blow drying process.
    All of these helpful tips are easy to adapt into your everyday hair routine. We'd love to know if you've ever had heat damage and how you have managed to over come it.
    Naturally yours,
    Team Flora & Curl



      Leave a comment


      More Insightful Articles

      Curls in the Cold: How to Switch up Your Routine When a Chill is in the Air
      Curls in the Cold: How to Switch up Your Routine When a Chill is in the Air

      November 04, 2019

      The leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are brewing, and there is a chill in the air. Maybe you live in a warm climate and you are feeling sorry for you fellow curly headed pals who have to deal with this issue, but for curlies who wonder what to do when the temperature drops, this is for you.

      Continue Reading

      SunKissAlba's Updated Curly Hair Routine
      SunKissAlba's Updated Curly Hair Routine

      October 22, 2019

      If you’re looking for inspiration for your next wash & go, SunKissAlba’s latest curly hair routine features our products and helpful tips on finger coiling. You don’t want to miss it!

      Continue Reading

      Happy Scalp, Happy Hair!
      Happy Scalp, Happy Hair!

      October 10, 2019

      When we begin our curl journey, we often get preoccupied with choosing the best stylers for our hair. While stylers enhance our curls, the real key to beautiful, healthy hair is a healthy scalp!

      Continue Reading