Hair Straightening – Good Or Bad?
The sight of beautiful celebrities with a soft and silky mane. They keep running their hands across their tangle free hair that just slips off their hands in seconds – must be a dream of many women who dont like the messy look of their naturally frizzy, curly or wavy hair.
Hair straightening is a very easy escape for people with frizzy hair and hair straightening makes hair easier to manage than the naturally frizzy hair. Most beauty salons also recommend straightening for you but do they even talk about the repurcussions?
Straightening is either permanent or temporary. Temporary straightening can be done with an electric hair straightener. The device helps iron you hair to straighten it. It makes your hair look wow in a short while but repeated use of hair straighteners can damage your hair. The application of excessive heat can not only make your hair very dry and brittle but also result in hairfall and dandruff.
Permanent straightening can be done in two ways – regular straightening that makes your hair look naturally straight and there is Japanese Hair straightening that makes your hair look poker straight just like those Japanese girls have. Both these forms of Hair straightening apply chemicals and heat to your hair that breaks the surface of the hair in an effort to straighten it out – it is obvious that it will damage your hair in the course.
A Tricgologist Dr.Yadav of Revital Trichology, India says, “Due to the use of chemicals some of the hair cuticles remain open. When this happens, even combing or brushing hair can damage it causing hair fall and breakage.”
Permanent straightening has a short life even if it claims to be permanent. Although the hair remain straight for a long time but it ends up looking like dry grass after some point of time. On the surface the hair loses its smooth texture and ends up feeling rough. After a point of time it also stops reflecting light and that makes it very dull looking and you may even have difficulties in detangling them.
Permanently straightened hair require a lot of care. Regular oiling, regular deep conditioning, shampooing with shampoos meant for straight hair, using of branded and expensive serums – is what is included in the ‘care’.
The choice is yours.