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Brushing/straightening your hair.

EllyDicious

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Are there healthy ways to brush and straighten your hair?
Sometimes I straighten my hair using a dryer and a hair-brusher.



But I've heard they damage the hair if not used correctly.

I've also seen on TV other electric brusher - thermo-ceramic ones.






Which of the means is considered healthier and should I apply any product on my hair before using the above mentioned?
 

Jeanie

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I don't know which is healthier, but you should always put something on your hair - some sort of protection against the heat - before applying heat to it.
 

EllyDicious

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Usually I put Cristal Liquids from Black - professional line but I don't know if that's enough.
 

Impact

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*Ahem*

My sister is a hairdresser, so this has been drilled into me. When straightening with a hairdryer, you need to use a thermal protection cream. When straightening with hair straighteners, you need to use a specialised straightening spray, usually in liquid form. To keep your hair healthy, it's best to use a shampoo and conditioner from your hairdresser, rather than the cheap ones from your supermarket. I had to stop using the decent ones about 3 months ago due to fund issues, and i've noticed a huge difference in how healthy my hair is :(

If you're using any kind of heat protections spray from a unprofessional line then you should be okay Elly
 

Rebeccaaa

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I use tresemmé heat defence spray when I straighten or blow dry my hair and I love it.

Try not to brush your hair whilst it's wet - use a wide toothed comb instead. I think hair stretches and breaks easier when it's wet or something, I dunno.

Personally I've started putting my hair in plaits after I wash it and sleeping on them so that I don't use any heat whatsoever and because then it's wavy the next couple of days I don't even need to style it.
 

EllyDicious

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*Ahem*

My sister is a hairdresser, so this has been drilled into me. When straightening with a hairdryer, you need to use a thermal protection cream. When straightening with hair straighteners, you need to use a specialised straightening spray, usually in liquid form. To keep your hair healthy, it's best to use a shampoo and conditioner from your hairdresser, rather than the cheap ones from your supermarket. I had to stop using the decent ones about 3 months ago due to fund issues, and i've noticed a huge difference in how healthy my hair is :(

If you're using any kind of heat protections spray from a unprofessional line then you should be okay Elly
This was very helpful Lauren, thanx!!

-Is it true that hair straighteners [even if they are made of ceramics] burn your hair or damage it way too much?
-Will this thermal protection cream be able to protect it right?
-Is it worth buying hair straighteners knowing that I will use this cream?
-When you say "stopped using the decent ones" what do you refer to?
 

Impact

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This was very helpful Lauren, thanx!!

-Is it true that hair straighteners [even if they are made of ceramics] burn your hair or damage it way too much?
-Will this thermal protection cream be able to protect it right?
-Is it worth buying hair straighteners knowing that I will use this cream?
-When you say "stopped using the decent ones" what do you refer to?
Applying any heat to your hair is going to damage it, but when you use some form of heat protection product along with ceramic straighteners you should be fine.

Well, only buy straighteners if you want them. :lol: If you're getting a good result by blowdrying and brushing then stick with that. It never worked for me though, hence me using straighteners.

Oh, and I meant when I stopped using the professional line of hair products and replaced them with a generic or supermarket brand, I noticed my hair was less healthy (split ends, weak, more greasy, etc)
 

EllyDicious

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Well, only buy straighteners if you want them. :lol: If you're getting a good result by blowdrying and brushing then stick with that. It never worked for me though, hence me using straighteners.
That's why I want to buy straighteners, otherwise my hair will look like a bush if I straighten it myself. lol.
What type of straightener do you use?

@BEX - why shouldn't I dry my hair while it's wet? It gets burnt more?
 

Impact

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I used GHD straighteners, which is what my sister used to use in her hair salon. They're top of the line, so expensive though. You can pick up some okay cheaper ones. GHD also do a range of heat protection products that are really good.
 

EllyDicious

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Well I don't care about the cheaper ones as long as there are quality products out there which are healthier and life-long.
 
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