A well-groomed hair, can turn heads and can radically change one’s appearance. If you often like to straighten or curl your hair (some of us could do this every day), you have to take special care to keep it healthy.
Here are six simple steps to protect your hair:
- Clean the hair straightener well before and after using it. You can use a cloth as the one used to wipe the lenses of glasses. It is advisable to clean it every time you use it. This way you avoid the accumulation of dirt or dust to settle on your hair.
- Set the temperature depending on your hair type. If you have a thin hair, don’t set the temperature higher than 160 degrees. Be careful not to burn it at a too high temperature.
- For a bright look, dry your hair with a hairdryer before straightening it. Never put the hot straightener on a wet hair, although the specifications of these “tools” state that you can do this. It’s like you’re boiling your hair. Be careful to dry your hair completely before moving on to the next step.
- Straighten your hair starting with the underneath strands of hair and finishing with the strands from above.
- While you pull the tool down your hair, do it as slowly as not to be forced to do more movements and to avoid breaking the hair.
- Keep a comb by your side. If your hair is very curly, you will need to comb it occasionally, because you don’t want it to get tangled.
- Finally, apply the hair serum for shine.
Don’t forget to apply at least once a week a mask to prevent hair damage, especially if you frequently use the hair dryer or the hair straightener.
Mix an avocado with an egg white and three tablespoons of olive oil, then cover your hair with this mask. Leave it to act for about 30 minutes. Then, wash it as you do normally. Avocado, it seems, is not only delicious, but it also contain oils, amino acids and antioxidants that help to treat and prevent damaged hair.