1. Get your hair ready the right way
If you are the kind of girl who prefers silky smooth hair to curly locks on a daily basis, then you need to use products that will protect your hair from the heat damage and provide deep nourishing. Use Pantene Pro-V Milky Damage Repair range that is formulated against styling damage and can nourish your hair from root to tip.
2. Reduce exposure to heat
Reducing exposure to the heat can be achieved by air-drying your hair with a bamboo hair towel that will absorb the water without causing breakage or damage. You can also wash your hair and air-dry it in the evening and let it completely dry for the next day when you straighten it using a flat iron.
3. Choose the right straightener
Because heat affects each hair type differently and not all hair straighteners might be suitable for your hair type, here are some tips for each one:
Thin hair: This hair type is easily damaged and people with fine hair should choose a straightener with multiple heat settings as fine hair doesn’t need a high level of heat. Also choose Ceramic straighteners that distribute heat evenly.
Thick hair: If you have thick hair, you need a straightener with higher heat settings so you can smooth out your locks in one or two strokes without damaging them with more exposure. Choose a Titanium straightener that will keep the heat consistent, straightening thick hair faster and in an easier way.
Curly hair: This is one of the most difficult hair types to straighten. Tourmaline plates are a great choice as they get the job done at a lower temperature without causing damage. You will also need a hair straightener with wider plates that can be used on a large portion of hair at once.
4. Treat it with extra care
Repeated heat exposure can lead to extreme dryness causing your hair to split and break, which could lead to excessive straightening trying to repair the damage. To prevent and repair split ends, you can use Pantene’s Rescue Shots Hair Ampoules once or twice a week to strengthen your hair against damage and dryness.
What type of hair do you have and are you using the right products and hair straightener? Share with us your answer in the comments section below!