How to repair hair damage from straightening

How to repair hair damage from straightening

Heat treatment, including straightening, is destructive to your hair. The beautiful sleek look you obtain from straightening your hair can be addictive. However, if you rely on the straightening iron too much, you will soon have dry and frizzy hair which no longer looks pleasing in its natural state. In this article, we discuss how you can preserve your hair and repair the damage caused by using heat for styling.

A hair mask or treatment can restore new life into your limp and damaged hair. There are some products which you can use at home, which can be a great tool between salon visits. You can do at home treatments once a week for best results. Nothing beats a salon treatment though, as we are able to access effective and powerful products which are not available to the general public. Get in touch with us at Radical Hair Design to make a booking for your hair treatment.

It is also important to use a high quality shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair. An enriching conditioner will help your hair look and feel better. Not all shampoos and conditioners are suitable for all hair types. For example, thick hair can tolerate more intense products with beautiful results, but those same products would weigh down fine hair and have it appear oily. We at Radical Hair Design are able to recommend regular hair washing products which would be optimal for your hair type.

If you must straighten your hair, prevent damage by using a heat treatment product before you subject your hair to the straightening iron. These thermal protectant products minimise the impact of the damage, while still allowing you to attain that stunning sleek look. Make sure you are using a quality product in order for this advice to be effective.

Regular hair trims can also help prevent damage to your heat treated hair, as well as giving the appearance of healthier hair. At Radical Hair Design, we are able to give you a style cut which is then maintained with regular trims every six to eight weeks. This will keep your hair in optimal condition.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is only so far that you can get in terms of repairing damage. It is ideal to limit heat treatment where possible. If you are straightening your hair every day, the best thing you can do is reduce this frequency. Washing your hair slightly less often can allow you to get more days out of a heat treatment. If you wash your hair on a daily basis, you are likely also using heat on a daily basis – this is a cycle which you should seek to avoid.

At Radical Hair Design, we want you to have your best hair possible. That is why we suggest that you have a cut and style which suits your natural hair, so that you no longer are tempted to straighten your hair on a daily or near daily basis. We have experience in many different hair types and textures, and will be able to recommend and perform a style cut which brings out the best in your natural hair. In order to make a booking with Radical Hair Design, or to find out more about the services we can provide, you may call us on (02) 9651 3200 or email us at info@radicalhair.com.au