3 Tips For Proper Heat Styling Without Hair Damage

The high temperatures used when styling with straighteners and curling wands can cause severe damage to the hair structure if the hair is unprotected. We reveal the most common mistakes and what you should look out for.

The outer layer of the hair, the cuticle, can tear - and once this layer is damaged, it can be stripped off more easily, such as when you brush your hair. The hair is also less well protected, making it very vulnerable to damage from UV rays or during colouring.

Hair mainly consists of the protein keratin, which is also damaged by heat - it can even melt at high temperatures.

The consequences of unprotected heat styling are:

  • Brittle hair
  • Dull appearance, no shine
  • Frizz, hair feels like straw

3 tips for heat styling without hair damage

  1. Dry straighten
    ALWAYS let your hair dry first before using straighteners or curling tongs. If you use a heat protection spray this also needs to dry before you style your hair.
  2. Use heat protection
    The Organic Heat Protection Spray by Hands on Veggies protects hair up to a temperature of 218°C. The natural ingredients, such as trametes versicolor extract and wheat protein, form a protective network. This coating protects the hair from harmful factors such as heat and UV rays, also making dyed hair fade less quickly. The moisture inside the hair is preserved and its structure is protected. The hair becomes soft, shiny, and easier to style.
  3. Take your time!
    Pull your straighteners slowly through your hair and try not to rush styling. This is more gentle on the hair and gives better results. You can even use less heat and achieve the same look.

The 3 most common mistakes when styling with straighteners or curling tongs

  1. Mistake: styling damp hair
    When wet, hair is very sensitive and heat can easily cause it to break. Either let your hair air-dry or blow-dry it before styling
  2. Mistake: too high temperatures
    When blow-drying, just a little more distance is enough to prevent damage from heat. Of course, this is a little more difficult with straighteners and curling wands. Adjust the temperature to your hair structure: Thin and fine hair should only be styled at a maximum of 150°C. Normal hair can withstand up to 180°C, and thick hair should not be styled at more than 200°C.
    Always use the lowest possible setting to achieve the result you are looking for. More heat always means more damage.
  3. Mistake: hair care products with silicone
    Hair care products that contain silicone are harmful to the environment and often associated with a build-up effect. When too much silicone accumulates on your hair over time, it starts to look dull, gets dustier and dirtier, and is more susceptible to frizz. Exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve.

Do you regularly style your hair with straighteners and/or curling irons?
Then we recommend our Organic Repair & Care Hair Care Set consisting of shampoo & conditioner for damaged hair. Pumpkin and argan oil intensively nourish your locks and prevent damage from heat styling.

It is also important to protect your hair with an Organic Heat Protection Spray. Take good care of your hair and you will be able to maintain your natural healthy hair structure!

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