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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!

4 Common Hair Myths That Everyone Believes

Tues, 31 Oct.

With so many how-to guides and “expert” opinions available to us today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to figure out what’s true and false when it comes to hair care and hair styling. In fact, there are many common hair myths out there that everyone seems to believe that may not be as rooted in fact as you think. Today, MyCuts will be revealing all and busting a few of the most common hair myths that just aren’t true.

Hair Loss is Only Caused by Aging

While the most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness, known for getting worse with age, this is not the only cause of hair loss.

In fact, there are many different reasons that you may experience hair loss at one point or another. A few of the other common causes of hair loss include certain medications, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and certain hairstyles.

While hereditary hair loss caused by a family history isn’t preventable, there are a number of ways that you can prevent hair loss resulting from other causes. You can avoid wearing certain hairstyles that pull the hair too tightly, such as ponytails or braids, for example. You should also avoid especially harsh treatments such as hot oil treatments or hair rollers.

Hair Grows Faster When Cut Often

It is one of the most common hair myths out there and we’ve all heard it at one point or another. Unfortunately, the rate at which your hair grows is determined entirely by genetics. No matter how many times you make a visit to your local hair salon for a trim, you hair will not grow any quicker.

Although you can’t make your hair grow faster with regular trips to the hair salon, it is still very important to make appointmentswith your stylist. Making frequent trips to the hair salon is one of the best things you can do for your hair. From removing those dead ends to treating hair breakage, there is a lot that a trim can do for you. Just don’t expect for your hair to grow faster anytime soon!

Certain Hair Products Repair Hair

While there are an endless amount of hair products out there that claim to rejuvenate your hair and repair damage completely, this is just one big myth. Once a strand of hair has split, there’s really you can do but cut it off. As convenient as it would be, there is no single hair care product out there that can fully repair your hair. Keep up to date on those hair salon appointments if you want to stay two steps ahead of split ends. It is the healthiest thing you can do for your hair and can’t be matched by any hair product claiming to fix all your problems.

Hair Only Needs to be Cut Once or Twice a Year

Life is busy and many of us have taken comfort in the fact that hair only needs to be cut one to two times a year to remain healthy. Unfortunately, this is another common hair myth. While it may be easier to continue on in blissful ignorance, your hair is at its healthiest when you book appointments with your hair salon regularly. But how often is often enough?

Many hair health experts recommend that you get a trim every couple of months to keep your hair in the best condition. This goes a long way in keeping those split ends well-maintained and prevents further hair damage.

MyCuts Makes the Hair Salon Experience Easier

Now that you know the truth surrounding some of the most common hair myths that everyone believes, it’s time to take your hair care seriously! If you find yourself saying, “making regular trips to see my stylist is too difficult”, MyCuts is here with the solution.

With software like MyCuts, the entire hair salon experience is easier for hair salons and their customers alike! With MyCuts, your local hair salon can offer you a convenient way to schedule and monitor your hair appointments right from your mobile device!

MyCuts is also great for hair stylists as it simplifies the process of managing their list of clients. With helpful features like client management, appointment reminders, and scheduling, keeping regular appointments with your hairstylist has never been easier. Want to see what MyCuts can offer you? Check out our demo!