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Tips to Avoid Heat Styling Damage

Tues, 09 Dec.

Heat styling is something we all do at one point or another. Whether you are curling, straightening, or blow drying your hair, heat styling is the simple and quick solution to beautiful hair styling. As well known as the beauty brought about by heat styling, however, is the fact that heat styling can damage your hair. If you don’t take the necessary measures to protect your hair from heat damage, you could be in for a rude awakening.

If you think that the only way to avoid heat styling damage is to eliminate the use of heat styling tools completely, MyCuts is here with good news! There are a number of things you can do to protect your hair from heat damage while still using heat styling to create your favorite hairstyles. Today, we will be giving you some helpful tips to avoiding heat styling damage that you can use to protect your hair without sacrificing beauty.

Use a Heat Protectant

The most effective way to avoid heat styling damage without cutting out the use of hair styling tools completely is by using a heat protectant. If you aren’t using a heat protectant each and every time that you use a heat styling tool, you are putting your hair at an unnecessary risk of damage. Get into the habit of thinking of a heat protectant the way you think of sunscreen before spending a day in the sun. A good heat protectant will keep your hair healthy and beautiful while locking in your hair color.

Pay Attention to Temperature

Be honest with yourself about how high you are cranking up the temperature when using heat styling tools. Regardless of whether or not you are using a heat protectant, turning the heat too high can spell danger for the condition of your hair. If you have especially thin hair, you should note that your hair type is especially susceptible to heat damage. Always be sure to use a lower temperature setting when using your favorite heat styling tools.

In general, regardless of hair type, it is best practice to keep the temperature of your heat styling tools at under 200 degrees Fahrenheit when either curling your hair or straightening it. While thicker hair isn’t necessarily as susceptible to heat damage as thinner hair, caution should still be practiced.

Watch How Frequently You’re Using Heat Styling Tools

How often do you find yourself using heat styling tools? If the answer is frequently, you can protect your hair by cutting down on use. Using hair styling tools too frequently can cause your hair to become damaged and brittle over time. In order to cut back on the frequency at which you are using heat styling tools, experiment with new types of heatless hairstyles. Branching out can be a fun experience and you may find forms of hairstyles that you like even better than your favorite heat styling ‘dos!

Appointment Scheduling Made Easy with the MyCuts App

If you find yourself in need of answers regarding heat styling and fresh, new hairstyles, it’s probably time to book an appointment with your local hair salon. If you are, on the other hand, a hair salon owner looking to simplify the appointment scheduling process to better serve your clientele, look no further than the MyCuts App!

Our app makes appointment scheduling easier than ever. The MyCuts software comes equipped with both appointment monitoring and scheduling features that hair salon owners can use to manage the chaos of a busy schedule. Feel free to check out our demo to see the app in action!