New month, new challenge! This time Tiki of Grow It Girl joins us this month to co-host our no heat challenge. Yay!
The goal for this month is go 30 solid days without direct heat. The use of direct heat, like all things, in moderation isn’t a bad thing, but giving our hair a break might be just what the doctor ordered.
WHAT IS “DIRECT HEAT”
Direct heat is when heat directly comes in contact with your hair from flat irons, curling irons, hot combs, and blow dyers.
WHY SHOULD DIRECT HEAT BE USED IN MODERATION
Frequent use of direct heat has the potential to cause heat damage which causes natural hair to loose it’s natural curl and breakage, as well as split ends and dry, rough, lack luster hair.
MY GAME PLAN
I normally only use direct heat 3-4 times a year so this month I’ll follow my usual routine (I’ll do an updated and detailed “my regimen and why” post this month) and try to point out what makes it easier to avoid direct heat, like:
- Air drying.
- Roller sets.
- Using cold hair when blow drying. Not all blow dryers have a “cold” button (and I don’t mean the “cool” setting because that’s just lukewarm hair), but luckily my blow dryer has one and I’ve wrapped a hair band around it to keep it permantely on the cold setting.
- Bantu knots
- Flexi rods/curl formers/perm rod sets.
- Banding method to stretch hair.