So you have decided to start styling your hair with heat. (Good for you-heat styling can be a great way to enhance your hair curl pattern and add volume to your hair.) With all the conflicting advice out there, it’s very possible that you are not sure how often you should be applying heat to your hair. We are here to help. Read on for our top tips on how often you should subject your hair to heat.
Heat styling is the umbrella term that encompasses any method of styling your hair using heat. This includes blow drying, flat ironing, curling as well as use of a hair dryer.
Many people use heat styling tools like flat and curling irons to change the texture of their hair. For instance, a straightening iron can make your hair straight, while a blow dryer can give you volume.
The best way to apply heat is with a professional tool such as a hair dryer or a straightening iron. If you are using a blow dryer, hold it a safe distance away from your head and keep it moving around to prevent overheating in one spot.
As a rule, you should use a heat protectant spray or cream before you start styling to prevent damage to your hair.
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors including the type of hair you have and how strong it is. But as a general rule of thumb, we advise that you opt for this as few times as possible.
Too much heat styling can leave your hair dry, brittle and especially prone to split ends. It can also lead to hair loss, scalp irritation and even change your hair’s natural texture over time. So if you can, stick to heat styling once a month at the very most.