Thin or Split Ends/ Heat Damage

Thin or Split Ends/ Heat Damage

Why is it that one lousy hairstyle or experience with a stylist can leave your ends wholly damaged? I found that excessive heat is my hair's worst enemy, even with a protector. Having highly thick roots takes lots of extra work to perform a blowout/ blow dry. However, some stylists think leaving the heat on each section of your hair for long periods is necessary to achieve a proper silk press.

Well, I beg to differ! I found that the expected outcome for any hairstyle is based on a good quality product. Products where your hair feels completely different after correctly applying. We've all had to start over before after getting the "big chop" and leaving those dead ends in the dust, so don't be scared to take the first step to recovery and get your ends professionally trimmed. And continue to do so every quarter.

If you're anything like me, you want your hair professionally done weekly/bi-weekly. But doing so may lead you right back to square one so be mindful. What I like to do between salon visits is heavily treat my hair with deep conditioning, hot oil treatments, and hair masks. It seems like a lot, but it's fun, especially when you notice the growth. Such treatment is also recommended if you wear wigs.

Don't get me wrong, it is your cosmetologist's job to care for your hair correctly, but in my opinion, they don't use enough product for me. Also, most do not massage certain products into your scalp so that your blood flow can increase to promote hair growth. Most are concerned with style over care. A good idea to give the salon a break in-between visit, it a nice quality wig or other protective styles. These styles can include flexi rod sets with a styling mousse or a simple twist with a rich textured twisting creme.

Thick roots are a good sign of new growth. But stringing hair that looks processed is heat damage. And stringy/thin ends are split ends. But all of this can be repaired in due time, starting with trimming and deep conditioning.  

Commonly asked questions: How often should I deep condition my hair? Every person has different deep conditioning needs. Most people are good at deep conditioning 2-4 times per month. If your hair is severely damaged or dry, you should deep condition it once a week. Use a Processing Cap to lock in moisture and a Heating Cap to do the work.

A Bonnet Dryer / Heating Cap provided by www.bffbeautysupply.com enables the hair cuticle to open for an extended period, allowing the deep conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft and nourish it from the inside out. Heating Caps work great to enhance all store-bought deep conditioners, hair masks, hot oil treatments, and DIY hair treatments.

 

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