How To Avoid Burnt Hair
Unfortunately, every female has had a time where they realized that their hair, very much smelt burnt. No? Hasn't happened to you? Well, it most certainly has happened to a friend and there's nothing worse than having a head full of burnt smelling hair. Yuk! Chances are that unless you took a lighter to your hair or leaned too close to take a look at the toaster, you have no idea what happened to make your hair, or "that girl over there’s” hair smell so well, for lack of better words, disgusting!
So what in the world happened in order for this to occur? Well, it all has to do with the type of heat product that you are using on your hair.
Most likely, this didn't occur from a hair dryer because you are placing your hair directly on the heat source, like you are with a curling iron or straightener. However, it probably didn't occur from the curling iron because they produce less heat and you probably don't use it as often as your hair straightener. So where does that leave us? Yes. It leaves us at your hair iron and chances are that your beloved little hair iron that you use to straighten your long strands every single day, is in fact, killing to heck out of your hair, essentially frying it, giving you that yucky smell, and that frizzing look.
So, how can you prevent yourself from ever having to experience bad burn hair days? The first thing is definitely the most important. The quality of your hair iron is going to make a world of a difference when it comes to how it treats your hair. Just because your flat iron claims to be "ceramic plated" does not mean that it is, in fact, ceramic. In fact, these are so bad for your hair, pulling, scratching and scraping down your hair. Go with completely ceramic blades when it comes to a hair straightener. There is also a huge debate on the price of a good quality hair iron. Well, truth be told, the higher the price, usually the better the item. No, you don't have to get the most expensive one that you can find, but usually products are most expensive because of the quality items and materials that are used, as well as the construction of the product. If you're looking for a good one that isn't the most expensive you can get a hair straightener for a little less than $100, this flat iron will still be of quality and will protect your strands just like the more expensive versions.
High quality Hair Straighteners almost always have heat settings and you should take advantage of this! Often times, your hair iron does not need to be at 475 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher ones are for the most difficult hair, so play around with the settings and don't immediately go with the highest temperature. If your hair is already has a lot damage start with the lowest setting and go up from there. Your hair is already damaged and the less damage you can continue to do to it, the better.
Treat your hair with care. At the end of the day, you're essentially pulling two bloody hot metal pieces along your strands, so you can only imagine the damage that this is causing, and of course, being a female myself, I know that you're not going to stop! So instead, give a little TLC (tender, love and care) to your strands as often as you can.
A Deep Hair repair therapy treatment will do wonders for replenishing the nutrients in your locks that have been dried out, so it's essential to use a rejuvenating product to lock the moisture into your hair the best you can. However, if your hair is already completely fried and damaged, using a hair repair therapy can only help from further damage. Unfortunately, once your hair starts to split on the ends, it is time to trim it off before those ends split even more. You can most certainly use products to contain your hair in the meantime, but it will eventually have to come off, whether it breaks (so bad!) or you cut it (highly recommended!). Because of this exact same reason, it is highly recommended that you use a heat protectant on your hair to prevent any further damage. The best thing about this, aside from it protecting your luscious locks from the extreme heat you're about to place on it, heat protectants often come with a delicious fragrance, often hindering the yucky burnt hair smell that you may be rocking without even noticing.
You obviously love your hair enough to want to make it look long and sleek every day with a hair straightener, so spread the love and take care of your hair prior, during and after putting it on fire!