Let’s start with warmth, have you heard of the conditions direct-heat and indirect heat? Well allow me to clarify, direct warmth when applied to your hair is usually using tools such as the blow dryer, hot irons and hot rollers. These tools are more damaging to the hair compared to indirect heat. In direct heat can be reached with a hooded dryer or simply by allowing your hair air dry.
It is more damaging to the hair since the heat is being applied directly to the hair shaft. I strongly recommend if you genuinely have to use this sort of heat that’s fine on occasion, please use some type of heat protect ant to coating the hair under the direct heat. This shield will protect the hair from being scorched or cause heat damage. If you have to employ heat please use the heating tools which have a temperature setting. This way it is possible to choose the best temperature and not enable the device to become too hot. Also dirty hair and heat don’t mix well, and by filthy I mean hair that’s product develop. This build up will cause the hair to burn off a whole lot simpler and faster.
Hands down indirect heat is the healthiest type of heat for your own hair. However improper utilization of a hooded dryer may also lead to damaged hair. For example whilst sitting under the dryer and falling asleep. Leaning your head up against the dry may possibly cause the hair being burnt due to the heat being straight against the hair. I know its hard women, because I’ve fallen asleep while under the drier many days.
In terms of air drying, in regards to the absolute best as far as the health of your hair is concerned, air drying is the best way to go. Now yes ladies I know what happens to air dried hair of the coarser nature. However it’s so much better for the hair to air dry than iron then to blow dry, flat iron and hot curl all in one sitting.
Breakage and damage occurs from the treatment of your hair. If you aren’t keeping your hair clean, moisturized and away from harsh elements then your results will be hurt. Implementing warmth, colour and other chemicals to your hair with out the proper care will provide you dry, brittle and breaking hair.
Steps to Prevent Hair Damage
- Wash your scalp using a moisturizing shampoo at least once a week, I urge Creme of Nature or Herbal Essences long term relationship. However I prefer to do what’s called a co-wash. A co-wash is a clean using conditioner only. The conditioner should be moisturizing and state so on the bottle. I use Herbal Essences long term relationship in addition to Herbal Essences other moisturizing conditioner brands.
- Deep conditioning is extremely important to the health of the hair. It’s possible to deep condition using a conditioner covering the hair with a plastic cap and sitting under a hooded dryer. I prefer to utilize any moisturizing conditioner I have available including a little olive oil or coconut oil to it, putting on a plastic cap and only going on about my day doing home work. And when I feel I need a great deep illness doing this method and sleeping with the conditioner in my hair, simply by wearing a head scarf or lace bonnet within the plastic cap. The head generates heat by itself and when coated in the plastic cap the warmth from the head is restricted with at the cap.
- Air drying or roller placing the hair and sitting under a hooded dryer. When air drying I find that my hair becomes a little rough and unruly. When I decide to air dry I nearly always follow it with a flat ironing session. When flat ironing I use moderate heat and make sure I use a heat shield while doing this. I also pin curl when I’m done if imp interested in attaining a curled do, or I shall braid to be able to achieve waves.
- Keeping the hair covered while sleeping is quite important. Wearing a lace head scarf or lace bonnet at night when going to bed is a really important step in preventing harm. If you are not the head covering kind, then I suggest sleeping on satin pillow cases instead. Most materials once the hair rubs up against it will lead to damage. It’s ideal to protect your hair by all means and attempting it up or simply putting in a bun can help only a little.
- Keeping the ends of my hair up and off 95 percent of the time. The endings are the oldest aspect of your hair, which makes it the most delicate part of the whole hair shaft. Keeping the ends moisturized is imperative and by keeping the hair in a bun, tucked beneath or simply in a braid can help to keep them maintained.
- Always make sure you take your vitamins for optimum hair health. A fundamental hair, skin and nail vitamin may do just fine. Using a hair vitamin in addition to maintaining a proper diet and exercise is the best thing to do.