Does Drying And Straightening Damage Your Hair

How to dry and straighten your hair so as not to damage it? Find out how to easily care for your hair so that heat styling doesn't dry out and split ends.

Hot styling is one of the biggest enemies of healthy hair. However, if we cannot give up on it, it is worth following a few rules that will make these treatments safer. Every day hair is subjected to various styling methods - drying, curling, straightening. Unfortunately, by wanting to improve their appearance, we make them dry and weak. Treating hair with high temperature causes its breakage, dullness and split ends. As a result of these treatments, the ends are so damaged that they crumble, preventing hair from growing. Even though we are aware of the negative impact of hot styling, we often forget to protect our hair from heat.


How to dry your hair without damaging it?

Even if we do not style our hair, we often have to use the dryer, in many cases even every day. Therefore, it is worth investing in a hair dryer with temperature regulation and hair ionization function.


As a professional, I always advise clients on how to style their hair at home. Technology is moving forward day by day and new noteworthy solutions appear on the market. Sensual hairstyles without the use of high heat and without the risk of damaging the hair are already possible thanks to the unique combination of controlled heat (max. 150 ° C) and a very powerful air stream. This combination is a real revolution in the field of hair styling.

How to safely straighten and curl your hair?

Safe curling and straightening is a myth. There is no magic way to prevent styling with a hot device from negatively affecting the condition of our hair. You should definitely not use these devices every day, but only occasionally. Keeping in mind a few simple rules, we can minimize the effects of hot styling.

If you don't have time to dry you can buy a wet styling iron, however they are quite rare and more expensive.

First of all, when buying a curling iron or straightener, choose one that has a temperature control to be able to use the lower temperatures. Be sure to dry your hair before styling. Natural drying is of course the healthiest, but if you do not have time for it, you should dry your hair with a dryer. If the straightener or dryer comes in contact with wet hair, it could burn out.

When the hair is dry, we divide it into strands and each one is carefully covered with a layer of heat-protective cosmetic that will surround the hair with a protective film and protect the hair from the effects of temperature. Then, straighten or curl your hair with strands, making sure that their contact with the hot surface is as short as possible.

Hair care after styling

After hot styling, we usually apply products to finish the hairstyle and keep it in check - that is, gloss sprays, silicone mists and varnishes. After finishing work on the hairstyle, it is worth rubbing a few drops of your favorite hair oil into the hair ends, which will nourish them by penetrating inside. At the end of the day, remember to wash your hair thoroughly to get rid of all the chemicals in these cosmetics. Otherwise, during the next styling, cosmetic residues and contamination could penetrate inside due to the temperature.


After each washing, use a moisturizing conditioner, and before drying, spray the hair with a silicone mist, which will additionally protect the hair. If the hair is very damaged, additional care treatments, such as oiling and applying regenerating masks, should be carried out at least once a week.


Add chicken egg yolk and a teaspoon of natural oil to a drugstore hair mask, and then apply it on your head for at least 30 minutes. Including an egg in your care will help you rebuild your hair by replenishing its structure with the proteins it contains.