Keep your hair clean

Only use direct heat on freshly washed hair. Prior to flat ironing consider using a clarifying shampoo to rid the hair of any residue.

Use protein

Do a protein treatment to strengthen the hair. You can use hair products like conditioners that have ingredients like hydrolyzed protein. Or even do a hard protein treatment like the Aphogee Two-step Protein Treatment.


Regularly moisturize the hair with a good leave-in conditioner. If you're using heat tools moisturize before and after using them. Also, seal in the moisture with a hair oil or serum. If you use a natural oil be careful that it won't fry or cook your hair if you use a heat styling tool after applying it. 

Have you ever experienced heat damage? What did you do about it?

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  1. I don't often at all, I learned the hair way that my hair doesn't like heat, stunted by hair growth for about a year! Now that I don't use as much heat my hair is much healthier and softer too!

    1. I've noticed the same thing with my growth. I didn't realize the damage I had been doing to my hair. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a really good post Leah. very informative