3 Tips to Straighten Your Hair Without Damaging It

You may not think it's a big deal, but using a quality hair straightener is essential because it is much less damaging. It's also important to protect your hair before straightening it.
3 Tips to Straighten Your Hair Without Damaging It

Last update: 13 March, 2019

Aesthetics play a big role in what kind of impression you make. In fact, in today’s world it has become a big player in social interactions. And your hair is an important component.

A person’s appearance encompasses many different aspects, their hair being one of the most noticeable. Therefore it’s necessary to take good care of it.

When it comes to hair and beautythere are all kinds of accessories and gadgets out there. However, not all are equally good at keeping your hair healthy.

The great paradox

Women have used instruments and tools for a long time now to make their hair look good, sometimes regardless of how they affect the health of their hair. It can be considered a paradox, the fact that appearances are put ahead of health.

Why do we do this?

Hair straighteners

They’re one of the most widely used tools in the realm of personal care and beauty, and many women love them.

So what do they have to do with the paradox we mentioned above?

While they may make you look great, hair straighteners also are very damaging to the strands of your hair and your scalp.

Unfortunately, a lot of people just want to look good and it doesn’t matter that they’re hurting their hair.

And beyond this paradox, there’s also a sort of division between people who use them and those who don’t. The worst thing is that each group has good points, making the issue even more complicated.

If this tool attacks the health of your hair, how can we justify using it? We’ll need to dig into some tips for using it. Join us if you want to learn more about the subject.

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Tips to straighten your hair without damaging it

Excesses are always risky for your body, and beauty accessories and tools are no exception. Thus, we arrive at the hair straightener.

The following tips will be a big help if you are someone who likes to straighten your hair.

1. Protect your scalp

The number one tip is to protect your scalp, one of the most fragile areas of skin you have on your entire body.

If you add this fragility to the high heat of the straightener, you can cause burns, dryness, and much higher chance of your hair becoming easily breakable. 

  • Try using special products to product your scalp. There are many options.
  • If you can, consult someone with knowledge on the subject to advise you.

2. Untangle your hair

Is there anybody who hasn’t felt like they’ve ripped their hair when straightening it? If this happens to you a lot, you know what we’re talking about.

It happens when you straighten your hair quickly or if your hair is very tangled when you do it.

It’s painful but it can also cause some real damage.

  • Our advice is to brush your hair well before straightening it so as to detangle knots, which are what make your hair break much more easily.

This tip goes for all hair types. We’re all susceptible to tangled hair.

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3. Try to get yourself a quality hair straightener

In some circles, people are criticized for getting expensive or brand-name products.

But when it comes to beauty tools, this is an archaic attitude, because quality comes first.

  • One clear example is the hair straightener. There are models at all price points and all styles. However, it’s a good idea not to get carried away by pretty toys, but rather choose based on their features.
  • Not all straighteners allow you to regulate the temperature, so when you are at the store, this is the first point your should consider. It’s the most important.

If you don’t straighten your hair at home and instead get it done at the salon, we recommend asking what kind they use.

Don’t forget that the health of your hair comes first.

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