Using a hair iron can damage your hair. However, if hair irons can be used skillfully, damage can be minimized and even those with frizzy hair can enjoy stylish hairstyles. Here we introduce the risks of hair irons and how to use them well.
Know the risks of using a hair iron.
The main component of hair is considered protein, but hair proteins are damaged when exposed to heat above 110 degrees. Therefore, it is important to understand that with each use of a hair iron, damage accumulates in the hair.
In addition, the cuticle (the layer that protects the inside of the hair) on the surface of the hair is believed to melt when heated to approximately 250 degrees Celsius. When the cuticle melts, the hair is susceptible to evaporation of moisture and nutrients, resulting in dry hair.
People with frizzy hair in particular tend to have dry hair, so they need to be very careful when handling hair irons.
How to use a good hair iron to reduce damage to hair
Just because your hair is sensitive to heat does not mean that you should set your hair iron at a lower temperature. A low temperature setting takes longer to set, and repeated use on the same area can cause even greater damage to the hair.
Therefore, when using a hair iron, set it to a high temperature and finish setting in a short time. If you use the iron only once per area, you can minimize the damage to your hair to a certain extent.
However, avoid setting the temperature higher than necessary. It is important to determine the minimum necessary temperature based on your hair quality.
How to use a hair iron well to prolong the effect.
If you want to get a more lasting effect from your hair iron, try using your hair iron when your hair is wet. In many cases, the waviness and bounce of frizzy hair occurs when the hair is drying. By setting and drying your hair at the same time, you can help reduce frizz when your hair is dry.
It is also important to start applying the hair iron from the middle of the hair. By applying the hair iron from the middle to the ends of the hair, the entire hair can be calmed. If you have long hair, you can use a hair clip to hold it in place beforehand.
Know that hair irons alone have limitations.
Even if you have tried many different methods, you may feel limited in setting your hair with a hair iron alone. If you feel this is the case, try using a non-washable treatment. Using a treatment before applying a hair iron will make it easier to set your hair.
It is also important to take care of your hair on a regular basis. Use treatments to replenish moisture and nutrients, and try to avoid damaging your hair on a regular basis.
Although there are risks associated with hair irons, if they are used skillfully, you can enjoy a stylish hairstyle while minimizing damage. Let’s put the methods introduced in this issue into practice.