Heat damage is a result of using direct heat to dry or style the hair. Due to high heat and/or applying the direct heat for too long, the hair's curl pattern can permanently lose integrity, leaving the hair limp and lifeless. In more severe cases, the hair is singed, breaks off, and falls out.
Also, how often should I use heat on my hair?
It's generally suggested that heat styling be done no more than once per week. Natural hair should always be freshly shampooed, conditioned and completely dry before thermal styling.
Subsequently, question is, what happens when you stop putting heat on your hair?
This expedites the growing process. In addition, less heat at the ends of your hair ensures that there is little to no split ends; reducing the need for regular haircuts and less breakage overall. Hair grows a quarter of an inch, on average, per month. One snip at the salon will get rid of all your hard work!
How does heat affect the hair structure?
Using a curling iron, straighteners, blow dryer or dryer hood. Heat breaks down the temporary bonds, which hold together polypeptide chains within the hair. Hair can then be set into a new style. Over-exposure to heat can irreparably damage the structure of hair and may also damage the scalp, leading to hair loss.
Is it OK to straighten hair everyday?
If you're really going to straighten every single day, then you need to do more than use heat protectant. That's a great step, but it's not really going to help you keep your hair 100% safe. Keep your hair in good shape and protect it. Yes, you can straighten every day, but please, straighten responsibly!