I straighten my hair about 2-4 times a month, so it tends to be a little dry and damaged. However, I don't want it to look like hay!! Is there a way to minimize damaged hair with certain products or techniques?
DO a deep conditioning treatment every week or so it really helps
I straighten it every day D:
Deep condition it every week.
use a bit of olive oil in you hair to it makes it really soft.
to lessen dry damaged hair use a straightener that seal hair cuticles.
try hair products made especially for heat stying, or products that contain heat protectants. also, try using hair repairing shampoos and conditions for heat damaged hair. (i.e. tresemme thermal recovery) hope this helps!
I dnt know about techniques..but you should have a good straightener..one with ceramic/tourmaline/ionic features as these help protect the hair plus they make the job faster.
Also you can get a heat protecttant to use before you strainghten.
There are a wide range of thermal protectors on the market now and alot of brands even have themal protection lines of shampoo's conditioners etc..
Use of these will help minmize the damage by use of heat products.
I recommend using a leave in conditioner (infusium 23 is good) on towel dried hair then right after spray a heat protectant spray or sometimes also called thermal spray (tresemme or nexus, many other brands), or hair serum (garnier fructis sleek and shine is good) this helps keep your hair healthy and soft and protects against heat damage. I do this routine because I flat iron my hair a lot.
You should shampoo and condition your hair really well and then blow dry then straighten it =] well, that's what i do. i hope it helps you too =]