At the time I was of the mind that hair of my type required at least 400 degrees or more for straightening. I later found out that using the right technique also plays a huge role in how smooth my hair turns out. Also, I was of the mind that having natural, unprocessed hair meant that my hair would withstand heat and manipulation differently. This mindset eventually led to my misuse of heat on one occasion that left a section of my hair heat damaged.
|Heat Damage in front kept me from having|
a uniform look when wearing my curls
|My bangs after chopping off the heat damaged ends|
I have several posts here on the blog about heat damage and what I have done to combat it. Although it can be irreversible in some cases, it still proves to be a way to learn more about what the hair can and cannot take.