Is hair straightening damaging to hair?

Yes, frequent hair straightening can be damaging to your hair. The high heat used during the straightening process can strip the hair of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, breakage, and split ends. The heat can also weaken the protein bonds in the hair, causing it to become brittle and more susceptible to damage. To minimize the negative effects, it’s important to use a heat protectant spray before straightening, avoid excessive heat settings, and give your hair regular breaks from heat styling. Using quality styling tools and incorporating deep conditioning treatments can also help mitigate the damage caused by hair straightening.