3 Part Series on Damage: Heat Damage
Heat Damage is one of the main issues we see in our salon! Many of our naturalistas want to be natural and stray away from the chemicals however they still want to have straight styles. In order to accomplish these styles they use heat styling tools like blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons, and hot combs. Although they are not using chemicals they are still causing major damage.
How do I know I have heat damage?
If you often use heat styling tools on high heat you may start to notice that even when your curly hair is wet it is limp and stringy towards the ends. You hair will begin to look more permed than natural while wet and even in natural styles. This is heat damage.
Can I reverse heat damage?
No, heat damage can not be reversed. The damage must be cut out.
I am training my hair to be straight, it's healthy though!
Truth: The hair is damaged and will never be in the state that it is natural which means it is not healthy.