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Hair straighteners - November 27th 2010, 05:44 PM

The highest temperature my hair straightener goes up to is 230șC, I never use it any lower. I actually wear gloves when straightening my hair not to burn my hands :| I use heat protection spray but is using my straightener this hot good for my hair? I straighten it about every other day.

My hair isn't exactly thick but it isn't exactly fine either.


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Re: Hair straighteners - November 27th 2010, 06:43 PM

I think that sounds like a pretty high temperature. My straighteners doesn't have a heat setting, it just is what it is and I don't think my hair is being too damaged. If you're worried, maybe you should lower the setting and try it for a week and see if it makes a difference to your hair.

If you haven't noticed any damage to your hair, then it's probably fine.



   
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Re: Hair straighteners - November 27th 2010, 10:24 PM

Its not good to straighten your hair that frequently with high heat. It may not show damage but it could still be damaging your hair, inside. I would say try to cut back to once a week. If more try turning it down. To get course hair straight with low heat its best to blow dry first. If your use a little hairspray it will give you a better finish that last longer.
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Re: Hair straighteners - November 28th 2010, 03:44 AM

That sounds pretty damaging to me. The important though is: Is your hair showing signs of damage?

You can also use Hair Repair shampoo to keep your hair nice
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Re: Hair straighteners - November 28th 2010, 12:41 PM

It doesn't seem to be damaged, it feels the same as it always has really Maybe I should turn it down to 200 or something.


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Re: Hair straighteners - November 28th 2010, 02:25 PM

I have GHDs and they go up to a set temperature of approx 200-220'C.

I don't think they would go up to this temperature if it was damaging especially without an option to turn the temp down.
   
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Re: Hair straighteners - November 28th 2010, 02:25 PM

If you have to wear gloves to straighten your hair, I'd say it's probably way too hot.
   
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Re: Hair straighteners - November 28th 2010, 04:16 PM

That is a very high temperature. Depending on how curly your hair is is what should determine the temperature. I have loose curls so I usually keep mine and a pretty high temperature but never all the way up when I straighten my hair.


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Re: Hair straighteners - December 5th 2010, 09:59 PM

I always use to use heat on my hair. In the summer holidays my hair was a lot longer that it is now. But I had to have a few inches cut of because the heat i use had snapped my hair so when she put it all on my back there was loads missing from in the middle and it was like, bridged shaped.

My hair dresser told me if you have thin hair, you'll be lucky to straighten in once every two weeks for it not to get damaged. But people with thicker hair could straighten it everyday and get away with it.

It'd be worth talking to your hair dresser and see what she say's


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Re: Hair straighteners - December 5th 2010, 10:15 PM

You should use protector spray on your hair when you straighten it.
   
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