By Winnie The Fashionista | Oct 06, 2020
Why heat damage, why?! Why would you do this to me?!
Heat damage happens when using heat tools such as a flat iron or curling iron at temperatures that are too high…Then your hair shaft becomes damaged, meaning your curls and coils can’t go back to their former state for a while…Or ever. If your hair is natural, it doesn’t go back to its curly state. If your hair is relaxed, it becomes weak, dry and brittle like a crisp paper. Sounds like a nightmare you can’t wake up from. This means that the only way is usually to cut off the damaged strands. But you can try these methods to try and help you bounce back from this setback:
The most fail-safe way to dry your hair after washing it is to air-dry it. No heat equals not heat damage equals no tears and anguish. Before you air-dry, make sure to apply some Mega Growth Leave-In Conditioner and some African Pride She Butter & Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream. Finish off with some African Pride 5 Essential Oils which is a blend of 5 oils to fully nourish your damaged tresses! Then twist your hair into some chunky twists or braids! It will dry moisturized and without shrinkage.
Prevent your hair strands from being fried by hot tools. Use a heat protectant like your life depends on it. Heat protectant will be the first to come into contact with the heat before your hair does. So slather it on and curl away…Using moderate heat of course.
Most of the time, heat damage is NOT reversible. Many have come to find this out the hard way. But what if it is? You can reverse the effects of heat damage only if it is mild and not severe.
Although it won’t completely solve the quagmire, a protein treatment can help improve the appearance of your curls and strands. You can try and infuse as much moisture as possible to your poor mane. Moisture-rich deep conditioners will help in this regard. Use the Mega Growth Anti-Breakage Strengthening Deep Conditioner. This hydrating hair mask restores & repairs damaged fragile hair. It also contains hydrolysed protein which helps reinforce your damaged hair strands!
When all else fails…Snip snip goes the damaged hair! If your heat damage has reached the point of no return then you will have to cut the hair. Because no amount of treatment can bring it back to life. Even begging it and singing to it love songs won’t revive it. Cut the damaged hair and start afresh with the mistakes you’ve learnt! You will come back bigger and better next time!
What is your experience with heat damage? Did you manage to solve it or are you still battling with the after-effects? Let us know! Also, follow us on our social media @blackhairhub for daily hair inspiration!
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