Prevent Heat Damage By Knowing What Really Works As A Heat Protectant

Woman with hair on fire

Whether you are relaxed or natural, the use of direct heat is a point of contention with most hair gurus. Some advise absolutely no heat while some will say heat is ok as long as certain conditions are met. The best way to separate out fact from the noise is to look at studies done on hair to see what works and what doesn't.

We all know what heat damage on natural hair looks like, it is hair that does not curl back up and has lost some of it's tensile strength so it breaks easily. With relaxed hair, heat damage is harder to see with the naked eye but it is generally hair that has difficulty holding on to moisture and breaks like crazy.

Heat damage on a microscopic level is characterized by either tiny cracks appearing on the hair cuticles or blisters/bubbling on the surface of the hair.


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I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Rhianna Serenity Crawford

LOL what a lovely picture to show heat damage X’D

Malakah Angellia Gladston

Lol “help, my head is on fire!!!” Lol this should be an AD for the creamy crack.

Keisha Jackson

Slightly extreme visual. Lol

BlackHairInformation.com

we go hard around these parts lol..

Charlene Jeffers

That’s more than heat damage that’s a 4th degree burn. Ouch.

Leenayka Yulaykis Isaac

Lmfaoo