10 Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Damaging Your Hair
6.HANDLING WET HAIR ROUGHLY
7.USING A ROUGH ELASTIC
8. YOU USE TOO-HOT TOOLS
Whether your hair is fine and thin or coarse and thick will determine which heat setting will get the job done, Abramite says. So it’s fortunate that most hot tools, like straighteners and curling irons, come with adjustable temperature settings.
Don’t crank it to the hottest setting right off the bat. Wasser says to start at 300 degrees. If you’re getting the desired results, stay there. If not, gradually turn up the heat until you do. Typically coarse hair requires higher temps than fine hair. And no matter what, always use a heat protector (more on that soon). As for those wet-to-dry hot tools intended for use on damp hair? They’re a no-go: “Never use hot tools on wet hair,” Abramite says. “It can burn the hair.”