For most girls, the one thing they simply cannot live without for more than a day would have to be hair dryers and straighteners. Once you’ve seen how amazing your hair looks after using a pair of salon quality straighteners, such as GHDs, you will want to use them everyday. However, using hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs can be very bad for your hair. Using straightening irons without a heat protecting spray will leave your hair thin, dry and full of split ends. If this sounds like you, then this blog post will show you how you can protect your hair and make it thicker, silkier and smoother.
Step 1 – If you’ve just got out of the shower, then before you use your hair dryer, spray your hair in a heat protecting serum. It’s not just straightening irons which damage your hair, but also hair dryers. In addition, be sure to use the lower heat setting. While your straighteners heat up, rather than squeezing in a quick game of Cheekybingo or making a drink, take the time to spray another coat of protective serum on your hair and brush it in well. Try to only run the irons through your hair once or twice to save yourself extra heat damage.
Step 2 – After you’ve styled your hair, use a deep conditioning serum on your split ends; the serum will make them silkier and split ends will appear less visible. Then, cover your hair in leave-in conditioning spray which will make your hair smooth and shiny.
Step 3 – When you wash your hair, use a deep conditioning shampoo and conditioner. When your hair is wet, be careful brushing it; wet hair is very weak so if you are too rough, you will pull out a lot of hair strands.