Can Straightening Damage Your Hair?
Many people think that straightening their hair weakens the strands, but the truth is, straightening your hair doesn’t necessarily damage it but can compromise all ready weakened hair. Using a flat iron on your hair can damage it.
Test your Strands before Hair Straightening
Each person’s hair is different and may react differently to the chemicals used in hair straightening. If you are thinking about getting your hair straightened, you should first try a sample piece to see if it damages your hair.
Also, you’ll need to take into account that the chemicals used in some hair straightening products contain formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen. Even formulas labeled “formaldehyde-free” may contain some of these chemicals. Ask about our healthier options before getting your hair straightened.
Condition Hair Before Straightening
Healthy hair contains moisture and natural oils that give it a shiny appearance. But hair straightening can deplete the moisture in your hair, causing split ends. Another way to avoid damage from straightening your hair is to deep condition it. Split ends look unsightly and are indicative of damaged hair.
Use Thermal Protectant on your Hair
If you choose to use a flat iron, make sure you use a thermal protectant. This will help prevent the damage caused by the heat from straightening. It will also help to keep your hair from drying out as quickly.
Come in for a Hair Straightening Consultation at our Montreal Salon!
Get all the answers for hair straightening at Salon Deauville! Speak to our team of professional hair stylists and we’ll look at your hair first. We use the best products for hair straightening and do our very best to ensure the health of your hair.
Call us 514-735-4432. We’re located in the heart of Montreal Quebec Canada.« Back to Glossary Index