Here are some tips on how to curl or straighten your hair without burning it:
- Use a heat protectant spray: Before treating your hair, apply a heat protectant spray to prevent damage.
- Choose the right temperature: Set your straightener or curling iron to the right temperature for your hair type. For thin or damaged hair, use a lower temperature, while for thicker or thicker hair, you may need to use a higher temperature.
- Part the hair: Divide your hair into sections and start curling the lower sections first. This will help prevent the hair from tangling and so you will roll all the hair evenly.
- Hold the hair: Hold the strand of hair for a few seconds before releasing it to allow it to curl and tighten. Slide the straightener quickly and repeatedly over the strand to prevent it from overheating from the heat.
- Don’t over-force: When curling or straightening your hair, don’t pull too hard when wrapping it around the curling iron or when sliding the straightener, as this can cause damage and breakage.
- Avoid Overuse: Avoid using your curling iron or straightener too often as it will cause damage to your hair over time.
- Use low heat: If you have thin or damaged hair, use low heat and hold the straightener or curling iron for a shorter time on the hair to reduce the risk of heat damage.
- Following these tips will help you prevent heat damage and achieve beautiful, bouncy curls.
Important: always use a curling iron or straightener on completely dry hair. Use on damp or wet hair can cause damage from the evaporation of the heated water, resulting in dry, brittle and split-prone hair. Also, using a curling iron or straightener to straighten wet hair can increase the risk of heat damage, as the hair is more vulnerable to the high temperature of the metal. To avoid these risks, it’s always best to have your hair completely dry before using heat tools.