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 bad 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.
How can I straighten my hair everyday without damaging it?
Using these eight techniques will allow you to straighten your hair without destroying it.
- Lather your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. …
- Use clips to section off your hair. …
- Wait until your hair has fully dried. …
- Apply a heat protectant before straightening.
Does your hair grow slower if you straighten it?
Slower Hair Growth
Straightening your hair frequently without using a proper heat protectant can damage your hair cuticles permanently, leading to slower hair growth (1).
Will my hair go back to curly after straightening?
So what happens to your curls when you straighten them that makes them not bounce back? When your curls aren’t protected and heat is applied, the structural proteins within each strand are damaged. “This repeated damage essentially breaks down the strand,” says Wilson. Once the damage is done, there’s no coming back.
How often is it OK to straighten your hair?
It’s generally suggested that heat styling be done not more than once a week. Natural hair should always be freshly shampooed, conditioned, and completely dry before heat styling. Straightening dirty hair with a flat iron will only burn oil and dirt, which will lead to more damage.