Last week, I noticed that the ends of my hair had gotten somewhat ratty and uneven, so I decided that it was time for a haircut. I found time after work one day to go to a salon around the corner from my house.
As soon as I sat down in the chair, my hairdresser Lisa made a face. I asked her if anything was wrong, and she told me that my hair had become quite damaged.
I asked her what she meant, since I usually spend a long time working on my hair every day. But according to Lisa, that was exactly the problem. She told me that as soon as I sat down, she could tell that I spend a while blowdrying my hair and then straightening it daily, and that this was what caused all of the damage to my hair.
She suggested that I should try to limit the amount of heat that my scalp is subjected to every day, since the heat from a blow dryer and then a straightener is simply too much for it. I wasn't sure what I was going to give up, since I don't like my hair to look curly and frizzy every day, and I don't have the time to wait for it to dry naturally. Then, Lisa gave me the solution.
She told me that I could turn on an electric fan in my room while I'm getting ready in the morning. This should speed up the drying process, but won't subject my hair to all that heat. Once it's dry, I can go through and straighten it. I took Lisa's advice on starting Monday, and my hair feels healthier already!