Are you a hot tool addict? It may be time to rethink your ways. While you may love blow drying or flat ironing your tresses, did you know you’re sabotaging your hair by using a hot tool all the time? Hate to say it but you’re probably causing severe trauma to your lovely locks. Temperatures used in blow-drying, flat-iron straightening, and hot curling processes can be high enough to cause cracks in the cuticle layer, frayed and split ends, chipped and ragged cuticles, faded color, diminished curl, increased frizz and broken strands.
One huge negative result of routine blow drying is that it takes much-needed moisture out of your hair, which really hurts your locks. Water molecules provide critical support to the structure and properties of hair. Evaporation of these molecules from heat application can alter the internal protein structure and change the mechanical properties of individual hair strands. This can modify curl patterns, cause frizz, and leave your hair less bouncy and more prone to breakage. Your hair can also end up having straw-like texture. Not good, not good.