And why does straightened hair look so shiny? The answer to this is all geometry and optics. Hair with curls or waves has lots of curves and angles off which light bounces, but straight hair reflects light and appears shiny.
Do straighteners make your hair shiny?
In general, any iron that’s made of quality materials and has ionic technology — which keeps frizz and damage to a minimum — will make your hair look smooth and shiny when you straighten it.
How bad is straightening your hair?
Daily use of a straightener can damage your hair, particularly if—like many straightener addicts—your hair is already coarse and dry. The heat dries out your hair, making it more vulnerable to split ends and breakage. The more heat you use, and the more frequently you use it, the worse the damage will be.
Is it OK to straighten your hair everyday?
Straightening your hair can give it a smooth, sleek look. But do it too often without taking proper care of your locks, and you’ll be left with dry, heat-damaged hair that’s the exact opposite of what you were going for. It is possible to straighten your mane every day and keep it from turning into a frizzy mess.
Is straightening hair once a week bad?
It’s generally suggested that heat styling be done no more than once per week. Natural hair should always be freshly shampooed, conditioned and completely dry before thermal styling. Straightening dirty hair with a flat iron will only “cook” oil and dirt in, which will lead to more damage.
Is it OK to use hair straightener everyday?
It’s important to use a heat protectant every time you straighten your hair because it will limit the damage. However, straightening everyday isn’t a good idea and will usually leave you with drier, more brittle hair.