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Styling hair can take a lot of work. For many hair types, you need curling irons, straighteners, and hair dryers to perfectly arrange your locks. But they can cause your hair a lot of stress and heat damage. Some signs of damage are immediately visible and others are more subtle. Here are five common signs of heat damaged hair and how to fix it.

1. Lifeless Curls

If you have naturally curly hair but you notice that the curls aren’t springing into shape like usual, heat damage could be the culprit. A blow dryer might make your hair dry faster but it can also make your curls dull or limp. Don’t use a curling iron as a quick fix for the damage. It will actually make the problem worse from the added heat and could cause longer-lasting damage. Instead, use Kérastase’s Initialiste serum to combat the damage. Apply the serum to your scalp and gently comb it through your hair three times a week. This product strengthens hair. It will help restore your hair’s uniformity and smoothness so you get your lively curls back.

2. Hair Loss

The average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs per day. This is natural, and it helps your hair stay healthy. But if your daily hair styling routine involves heat, you might start to lose more hair. If your hair is breaking as you comb it or clumps are pulling free in the shower, your hair needs a bit of restoration. Let your hair relax in a less heat-intensive style until it recovers. Also, use Kérastase’s Densifique Masque Densité to strengthen the fibers of your hair. Apply the masque to your wet hair and leave it on for five to ten minutes. Then rinse it out. Not only will this help your hair heal, the masque protects it against future stress.

3. Dull Hair

After you clean your hair, it should be full and shiny. But that shine fades away if your hair is suffering from heat damage. Don’t straighten or curl your hair to give it more life. Instead, heal lusterless hair by using Kérastase’s Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil. This spray replenishes your hair with nutrients and gives your hair back its shine.

4. Dry Hair

Sometimes hair feels dry and brittle, especially if you’ve been at the beach. But dryness is also one of the first signs of heat damaged hair. Dry hair feels rough throughout the day. Dryness also makes wet hair get tangled easily while you’re rinsing out shampoo. If you have severely dried out hair, using a hair product such as Kérastase’s L’Incroyable Blowdry Creme does wonders. This leave-in creme heals your hair all day long. Just apply it to your hair and style it as you usually do.

5. Excessive Split Ends

Split ends happen, even to healthy hair. In fact, the average person needs a trim at least once every ten weeks to maintain healthy hair. But when your hair has heat damage, the ends of your hair don’t receive as much natural oil as they need. Not only does heat damage increase the severity of split ends, those split ends cause more damage themselves.  Keep the whole length of your tresses healthy by using a great conditioner such as Kérastase’s Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental. After shampooing, leave this conditioner in your hair for five minutes. Then rinse and style as usual. This deeply moisturizing conditioner is also great for dull and damaged hair.

No matter what type of heat damage your hair has, take steps to nourish and heal your hair. By using the right products, damage can be repaired much faster. Visiting a professional salon is also a great way to maintain your hair’s health. Heal your hair’s heat damage or protect it against future stress by contacting Deseo Salon and & BlowDry to schedule an appointment. If you want to add Kérastase Hair Products to your routine this June, stop by to get 20% off select products.

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