Is your hair a little on the delicate side? Are you too apprehensive of heat styling tools to even bring one near your fine locks? Don’t worry, you don’t have to cower in fear every time you see a blow dryer or curling iron, you can still add lovely texture to your locks without frying them to a crisp.
A lot of the heat damage caused to fine hair is due to the incorrect use or over use of styling tools that aren’t meant for this hair type. A lot of people don’t realize that using a harmful curling iron can produce damage in hair when applied frequently. Also, fine hair can be a pain to style because results will often lie flat in minutes. This will make most people curl and re-curl the same section over and over again, doing more harm than good. Fine hair needs special attention because it can easily sustain damage since it has a tendency to be delicate.
A great choice in curling iron would be one that uses ceramic heating elements. Ceramic features safe heating properties and can emit moist heat to gently curl your hair while sealing the cuticles and locking in moisture at the same time. Not only that, but your hair will benefit from super softness, smoothness and shine. Even though you will inevitably expose your hair to the heat, the ceramic barrel of one of these curling irons can distribute heat in a uniform way, preventing hotspots and burning. The temperature a curling iron can produce is something to take into account when it comes to styling fine hair. If you find a model with variable temperature settings, this is a good thing to have. Usually ceramic heat styling tools are self-regulating and often don’t feature heat settings. Fine hair doesn’t require high heat to curl successfully, lower temperatures are good enough and won’t compromise the health of your locks. Of course, if you want longer lasting results, you might need to get the curling iron a little hotter in order to do so.
Cheap curling irons are no match for a pure ceramic one. A mediocre model will have a cheap metal barrel with a simple coating of ceramic, and this will just damage your fine locks. To have an ultra safe process, remember to apply some heat protectant products to your locks before curling.
One great model is the Karmin Salon Clipless for fine hair, featuring a smooth barrel and gentle ceramic heat.