HAIR HEAT DAMAGE 101: PREVENTION AND REPAIR
STYLING TOOLS THAT USE HEAT MAKE CREATING THE HAIRSTYLE YOU WANT FAST AND EASY.
However, they also cause damage to hair which can be difficult to repair.
Explore signs of heat damaged hair and heat damage repair products from Pantene that can repair and restore your hair.
SIGNS OF HEAT DAMAGE
Heat damaged hair doesn’t behave normally because the damage alters its structure. Learn below how heat damaged hair differs from healthy hair so you can determine if you have it.
Hair naturally sheds in a cycle which is easy to confuse with hair breakage. However, if you notice your hair breaking off at the hair shaft rather than falling out naturally, you may have heat damaged hair.
Damage from heat tools may also make hair brittle, so breakage is more likely and can cause long-term problems for hair health and style.
Overly Dry Hair
If you use heat styling tools regularly and notice your hair is drier than usual, the tools may be the culprit of your hair woes.
Lack of moisture can cause the ends of your hair to split, which may make it harder to tame flyaways and frizz. While keeping hair trimmed and moisturized helps, using heat tools too often will only make split ends worse.
Difficulty Styling Hair
If you have heat damage, strands may not lie flat and styling may be difficult, depending on your hair texture. For instance, if you have straight hair, you may notice more split ends and flyaways. If you have curly hair, your hair may not have its usual definition and hang limply compared to its typical volume and bounce.
Hair Easily Tangles
Hair that has been heat damaged may tangle more frequently because the hair cuticle is raised and open, which may lead to more knots and snags. The worse the heat damage, the more tangled it will be.
How to Prevent Heat Damaged Hair
If you use heat styling tools and worry that you’re going to damage your hair, here are some ways you can prevent damage from occurring.
Safeguard Hair with Heat Protectant Spray
Heat styling tools strip moisture from hair, and the only way to keep hair hydrated is to use conditioner regularly.
HOW TO TREAT HEAT DAMAGED HAIR
If you have already noticed signs of heat damage, take steps to repair and restore your hair with the tips and products below.