Do Not Straighten Every Day

July 11th, 2012

Let me just start this out by being blunt- DO NOT STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY. Applying too much heat is one of the worst things you could possibly do to your hair and will permanently damage it. Be smart about how you style your hair and you will go far with it. If you don’t want it to look stringy or dry after a month or two of straightening it daily, then take my warning now-DON’T DO IT DAILY. Flat irons haven’t been around for long enough to see the exact results after fifty years of using a straightener daily. However, we have enough evidence to predict what our hair could look like after so long.

If that wasn’t blunt enough for you, this might help give a little explanation behind the dangers of straightening your hair. I’ll share a little story of what happens when you don’t care enough about your hair and just let it go. The consequences are scary unless you start buckling down and care about the future of your hair and it’s roots. If we’re not careful, ladies, our hair could all fall out by the time we’re thirty! Okay not really but there’s a big risk behind daily straightening and heat application.

There was a girl in my high school class who straightened her hair every single day and bleached her roots every two weeks. Granted the bleaching of her roots did a major part of the damage but since she straightened it every single day, her hair will have no hope in the next fifty years or so. No matter how much she tries to repair it with creams or special sprays or shampoos, she can never get that same fine hair back.

She always took it as a positive thing and thought that her hair wouldn’t be hard to deal with. It’s true, her hair is much easier to work with since it’s like straw and can be pulled any kind of direction. But that’s not necessarily a good thing at all; it’s actually pretty scary. Your hair should have to be directed to what you want it to do and you should need hairspray every time you style but if it has the texture of that straw-like, fried hair, you’re not going to get much out of it.

Hair straighteners aren’t always a great idea but as long as you don’t do it every day, you should be safe. If you don’t want your hair to be dead and “unstyleable” you should take these few tips and put them into use. First of all, use a kind of straightener with infrared technology. This is a type of technology that will take the moisture from your hair and retain it so that it’s always silky smooth and healthy instead of dry and dull. And with the other tip, I can stress how important it is to use some sort of styling spray that will protect your hair from heat damage.I recommend Tresemme to help keep away the smell a hair straightener can leave behind but also help prevent damage in the best way possible.

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