Turns out our hair can burn just like our skin — we're just not able to feel it. Because, like skin, the secret to hair health is all about moisture. Excessive heat styling sucks the natural nourishment from the hair shaft, damaging both the inner and outer layers of locks, say the derms consulted by the author. This lack of moisture manifests itself in dryness, dullness, brittleness, and even breakage. And, because hair is technically "dead" the moment it emerges from your scalp, there's nothing you can do about repairing it once the damage is done.
Yet, like all things in life, the key here is moderation. The experts quoted by the HuffPo agree — it's all about proper prep work in the form of protectant products and professional-quality heat tools. We're glad to hear it because, with the plethora of styling options our trusty flat iron has to offer, there's no way we could swear it off altogether. (The Huffington Post)
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