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7 tips to keep your hair healthy when you use straighteners every day

Using hair straighteners is an effective method of styling your hair. The only downside of it is that the heat from it can cause hair damage.

There are a simple things you can do  to keep your hair healthy even if you use straighteners every day. Your goal is to straighten your hair without damaging it.

1.Eat foods that supply your hair with nutrients.

This includes protein, minerals and vitamins that will keep your hair healthy. Make sure you get protein, iron, Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, biotin, Omega 3 oils and Vitamin E in your diet. This will help not just your hair, but your overall wellbeing.

2. Give your hair a boost with a hair mask

Once a week, set aside 45 minutes dedicated to your hair. You can buy ready made hair masks that will nourish your hair or you can make one at home by mixing 2 egg yolks, 1/2 avocado and a spoonful of honey. Simply massage the well mixed mixture into clean damp hair and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse and let your hair dry naturally.

3. Use straighteners with ceramic blades

This is vital for maintaining healthy hair. Ceramic blades distribute the heat evenly and are less likely to burn your hair. Choose fully ceramic plates because they perform well and provide good value for money.

4. Use your straighteners on dry and untangled hair

Make sure your hair is completely dry and tangle free to avoid heat damage. Brush it throughout and remove all tangled parts if there are any.

5. Use the right products for your hair. 

Invest in a good quality heat protectant. Shop around for a good shampoo and conditioner that will keep your hair moisturized and light.  Hairdressers recommend that you change your products often, and remember not to use too much shampoo. This might cause dryness and if this happens it may cause further damage when you straighten your hair.

6. Let your hair cool down before you style it

Once you have straighten your hair it is better to let it cool down before you style it into a ponytail. This will protect your hair and will also ensure it has a healthy shine.

7. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet.

Brushing your hair while it’s wet may cause breakage. Wet hair is fragile and weak and it breaks easily. Gently press the water out and instead of using a brush use a wide toothed comb. This is a great habit to have in order to keep your hair shiny and reduce the appearance of split ends.

Bonus tip: Straighteners are not only for strengthening

With your hair straighteners you can create waves and curls. Some straighteners are designed to deliver amazing results and it’s worth investing in one.

You wash it, brush it, dry it and put all sorts of products on it. Your hair is also exposed to all the elements daily. You can have healthy shiny hair and yes, you can straighten your hair every day. Just be smart about it. iPersonalcare ( explained  where you can find a wonderful selection and reviews with some of the best selling hair straighteners. 


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