Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience MuiaIf heat is often used too often or in high degrees it can seriously damage your hair and even make it look ratty in addition to making it look thin and weak.Letting your hair dry naturally is the best option you can take in favour of your natural hair. Some of us are not even aware of the damage blow drying can cause to their hair and scalp as well. Anything that is harmful to your hair can cause permanent damage to your hair.
Someone lost her hair because of straightening it with heat on almost an everyday basisfor a whole year. Heat can also create split ends. It is quite unfortunate that most of us are uninformed. Heat breaks the physical side bonds on hair. It also expands the cuticle layer of the hair and speed up the loss of moisture from the hair. If your hair is already porousor chemically processed, heat from a hair drier can result into excessive moisture loss.
Exposing your hair to high temperatures even for five minutes only can cause damage toyour hair. Using flat iron to damp hair or to bleached hair, permed or dyed hair makes it prone to damage even at low temperatures.Things thatexpose hair to heat include;Flat ironRoller setBlow dryThe effects of heat onyour hair include;Dehydrating your hairDirect heat evaporatesmoisture from your hair hence breakageDry dull hairYour hair is left lookingdull and dry as well.Split ends of your hair are at adanger and it is always advisable to trim them.
Denatured protein bonds Hair contains proteins but heat damages the protein structure in an effort to make hair come to a certain shape.The best and safest way tois allowing your hair to dry naturally and maybe using direct heat less often.