SoZo HAIR Salon Tips
Too much air velocity and too much heat will take the life out of healthy hair. Try being more gentle to preserve the health of your hair!
Heat Tools Matter
Healthy hair takes attention to things we don’t often think about. Along with the products and chemicals used, it’s important to consider the tools being used, and, how they are used. Are you blowing or ironing the life out of your hair? Here’s how to avoid that, (also see 5 Tricks for Beautiful Hair).
Tools for the hair have come a long way, new “quality” blow dryers treat the hair much better as far as heat strength choices and ionic, ceramic and tourmaline technologies.
The choice of heat temp is important, it’s best not to use the highest heat setting unless hair is thick and course. If hair is average or fine in texture or is thin in density, use lower heat. Avoid holding the dryer in one place for too long, keep it moving so that one area does not get too hot. Once the hair is at the damp stage, turn the heat down. When hair is dry, finish with the cool setting to close the cuticle (outside layer of hair) which defrizzes and adds shine.
Ionic technology dryers create millions of negative ions which help to break down the water molecules. This allows the blow dryer to dry your hair much faster because you’re not only using heat and the force of the air flow, but you have this new technology that helps to break down water as well.
Ceramic dryers emit non-damaging infrared heat, which dries the hair gently for added heat protection.
Tourmaline dryers emit infrared heat and negative ions, making the heat much more gentle on the hair during styling for a shinier and less frizzy finish.
Velocity (air strength) is another issue. Blowing with high velocity, unless trying to straighten the hair, blows the natural body out of the hair. Want to have more volume? Try using a lower air strength!
When it comes to flat irons and curling irons…..they get much hotter than they used to! Again, unless the hair is thick and course, do not turn the temp to high! Avoid multiple passes with the flat iron, especially around the front hairline. This is the number one cause of breakage, especially on color treated hair.
Of course, a heat protectant such as SoZo’s Thermal Protect will do wonders for buffering the hair from heat damage and helps to create better results from the heat tool.
Take care of that hair and,
HaVe A HaPpY HaIr DaY!
About SoZo HAIR:
SoZo Salon Tips is a blog about beauty salon tips, tricks and hints. SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa serves the greater Cincinnati area. We are located in Olde West Chester at the corner of Cincinnati-Dayton and West Chester Rds. We’re just a short drive from Mason Oh and Fairfield Oh….a big city hair salon without the big drive and big traffic.
Karen Welch has 30 years of experience in the Hair Fashion Industry and is considered an expert in hair design and hair color.