What Does The Cuticle Layer Do
Good morning ladies!
Hope everybody had a productive and beneficial weekend. Right now I needed to talked a bit about heat injury, recommendations on how to stop it, and many others. We all understand how fragile natural hair will be so being delicate and gentle with our hair must be our #1 curiosity. Every natural is not all for adding heat to their hair. I for one don’t have any curiosity in doing so EVER but just because have been rocking a natural doesn’t suggest we must keep in fro mode on a regular basis. As I shortly found that out, after trying one thing new, and loving it. And this also doesn’t suggest to rock different kinds heat is critical. In actual fact it is best to stay faaaar away from heat. But, for those who choose to use heat on our natural tresses it’s crucial we use a heat protectant. So lets discuss a little bit about heat damage..
Heat damage is usually a direst results of using curling irons, flat irons and hand held blow dryers on full blast which would come with very high heat ranges. If left unprotected ( with out applying a heat protectant) the cuticle layer of the hair is sort of guaranteed to be damaged because of an over load of heat. What does the cuticle layer do ..The cuticle layer is masking of the shaft of the hair and protects it’s fibers. As soon as that is damaged, its just about broken for good, there is pretty much know solution to instantly right this downside. Which in flip exposes your natural hair fibers and leads to break up ends, and so on.
Heat damage causes many, many issues in the well being of our over all hair. It additionally breaks down the chemical structure of the hair , with that comes less elasticity. Wet, wholesome and undamaged hair can stretch as much as 30% its length and return to its pure state. Using direct heat causes breakdowns of the construction of our hair along with dryness, with heat damage you will most likely discover that your hair will snap and break simply.
Much less Talk POROSITY
The porosity of your hair can also be broken by using direct heat. Healthy hair is way more less porous than unhealthy hair , that means water shouldn’t be in a position to enter your hair nearly as good. Or water leaves your hair very quickly. I’ve notice this quite often, my latest reminiscence is when my oldest daughter had a relaxer. After washing her hair, it could dry naturally tremendous fast, it would not hold water in any respect. Now, that her hair is natural, 100% healthy her hair has blossomed and water is her hair’s greatest pal.
A good way to guard the cuticle of your hair is by ensuring your hair is moisturized and sealed with an oil, or creme of your selection. But everyone knows water is one of the best and Only moisturizer. You may restore the elasticity of your hair with slightly ( Sabr) Arabic for patience, moisture and bettering the health of your hair. Great elasticity is a good indicator to the overall well being of your hair.
Now, that you’ve corrected some of the issues mentioned above we will look at methods of preventing heat injury all together. Which should begin with getting rid of all if any cut up ends, an excellent hair care regimen, understanding what your hair needs, and realizing what your hair doesn’t need. As I have been speaking about in the previous few post. One of the best ways to change from rocking a fierce fro to rocking a fierce straight look, is by roller setting your hair and using hooded dryers to dry . Hooded dryers are safer in this case as a result of the heat is evenly distributed and never applied on to your hair. Plus, your treasured ends ( the oldest a part of your hair) the part that wants tremendous, duper love and attention is nicely tucked away from the heat by being set on rollers while drying. Roller setting is not for everybody, its fairly simple nevertheless it can also be one thing that takes observe .
IF You really need To use HEAT
Restrict..limit..limit your heat utilization to little or no to possibly once or twice a month. However, personally I advise the entire fabulous naturals on the market to remain way from direct heat. But, if you will need to its stated to invest in prime quality heating appliances reminiscent of Jilbere de Paris Titanium Tools Skilled Flat Iron or Tourmaline Series Flat Iron. They say, These products are coated and durable, and distribute the heat extra evenly than cheaper model flat irons. I actually wouldn’t know how effectively these instruments work, because I have by no means used them personally.
Blow dryers, by nature are slightly extra harmful to hair than flat irons. Consider air drying in a ponytail or natural waves hairstyles bun after which flat ironing. If you must blow dry, use the medium or low setting on warm or cool air.
Before utilizing any heated styling equipment, use a heat protector, like Ion Heat Safety Spray. Heat or thermal protectors work by forming heat absorbing polymers around the hair. Many thermal protectors additionally use protein as reinforcement against protein breakdown in the hair by heat.
Many hair consultants warn towards flat ironing hair while wet, citing “bubble hair” as a aspect impact. “Bubble hair” is a pocket of air within the hair shaft caused by water vaporization. The heat causes the water particles on the wet hair to literally boil and steam, inflicting the cuticle to burst, leaving a sponge-like consistency. This leads to knots within the shaft that eventually break or cause break up ends, and even alopecia. Awful!!!
So, in short.. ladies know I am a no heat advocate. However, if you need to use direct please be further cautious when doing so. Try a few of the guidelines provided above. Hope this helps!