How to Repair Heat Damages for Natural Hair: There is a point in your natural hair journey, you might have toyed with the idea of using heat on your hair to achieve blowout and straight bone styles. But here is the problem, the excessive use of these styling tools can actually damage your precious strands.
However, when this happens, it means heat damage. So if your hair is experiencing heat damage, this just means that the heat from tools like hot combs, blow dryers, and hair straighteners have dried out your cuticle.
So to prevent or repair this, it is advisable to apply a heat protectant to the hair before styling.
How do you know you have Heat Damage?
The signs of heat damage are normally obvious after a bout of hot styling tools on the hair. Heat damaged hair goes through several phases, which is from moisture thirsty hair strands, and dry brittle ends to hair breakage.
Signs that you have heat damaged hair include:
- Extremely dry hair
- Straight and limp strands
- Loosening of your natural curl pattern
- Hair that is difficult to style or even comb
- Also, Split ends that break off quite easily
- In addition, hair that runs into tangles and Knots often
How to Repair Heat Damages Natural Hair
- Cutting Everything off
- Trim your hair monthly
- Deep conditioning your hair
- Moisturize your hair
- Using Protective Styles
How to Make Fine Natural Hair Look Thicker
If you are the type that has thinning hair or naturally fine hair, the urge for thicker hair is valid. Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to get your fine strands to get a fuller and unique look.
However, you don’t need to sweat the small stuff, there are techniques you can use to make your fine, thin natural hair look thicker. Below are some techniques to have a thin and fine natural hair appearance
- Try the scalp massage technique
To get her fine natural hair to appear thicker, massage your scalp by putting your fingers on the scalp and massaging it in small circular motions.it is very important to do this in small circular motions and one section at a time so you won’t end up with frizz
- Pulling the hair out for volume
This is done by involving the hair in an upward and outward motion. You are releasing some of the clumps of hair when you do this. Your hair clumps naturally ad when your strands get stuck together, it now becomes weighed down. It will make your hair appear fuller when pulling them out and releasing those clumps.
- Lifts your hair from the roots
Doing this helps you achieve thickness and volume for your twists-outs. Just use your fingers and lift up the hair from the scalp. You do not need to bring all your fingers out, all you need to do is lift an inch off the scalp to help you get a bit of volume
- Use the tail end of a fine-tooth comb
People with fine natural hair tend to have pesky parts is to lift the hair with the tail end of a fine-tooth comb. Pu the tail end of the comb in the midst of the part and then move the comb an inch in one direction and an inch in the other direction.
- Add Natural Clip-ins
If you are searching for a temporary fix, natural clip-ins are the fastest way and easiest way to add volume to fine(thin) natural hair.