Heat styling mistakes won’t just leave your hair looking a mess. They can also cause lasting damage to your hair. Although you likely know your way around a flat iron, curling tongs or hairdryer, you might be surprised to know that you are still making a few wrong moves. Besides the most obvious mistake of all - not using thermal protection - there are other things you may be doing wrong, too. In this article, we’re sharing a few of the biggest heat styling mistakes to avoid.
Avoid These Heat Styling Mistakes
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. That doesn’t mean you can’t undo (or at least treat) any damage that’s been done. We’ll get onto the list of the most common heat styling mistakes. Before we do that, you’ll be relieved to know that it’s not the end of the world if you’ve ever made some of these mistakes. There are many products made specifically to treat damage caused by heat and other stress.Pureology products are especially good for hair that needs some extra TLC.
Now that we’ve hopefully given you some peace of mind, let’s get to the list of mistakes you’ll want to avoid when bringing out your favourite styling tool.
- Using heat stylers when your hair is not clean. Using flat irons or other tools on dirty or even second-day hair will press the build-up of product or sebum into your hair. This will make it harder to style and leave your hair looking and feeling dull. Always style after washing and drying your hair.
- Using tools on the wrong heat setting. Using a high heat setting on fine hair can cause your hair to dry out. It can also cause breakage and damage. Using high heat on curls can cause frizz. Use a cooler setting to play it safe.
- Using heat stylers on damaged hair. Using heat stylers on damaged or stressed hair will cause a lot of damage. In some cases, the damage can be irreversible. Your hair needs a break from styling when it’s already under stress.
Now that you know what not to do, you can easily avoid these heat styling mistakes and nurture your hair with nourishing Pureology products.