How to repair damaged hair from flat iron straightening (first step is key)

  • To repair hair that has been damaged by the use of a flat iron, as a first step, you must trim all the damaged parts, at least, three centimeters.
  • You should also stop using the flat iron for a few months.
  • During this time, it is important that you nourish your hair with intensive moisturizing masks, at least twice a fortnight, and apply serum to the ends to prevent breakage.


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The flat iron is a tool as powerful as it is addictive.

Yeah, addictive, just like you read it. Do you know why it’s addictive?



Because, even if you don’t realize it, that tool, which seems to have no life, weaves an invisible web, in which you are finally trapped.

 At first, you start using it once a week with great care and patience. When you finish ironing your hair, you walk stiffly like a broomstick, so that your straightening lasts longer.  


After a while, you feel more confident about using the flat iron, and since your hair seems to be as healthy as ever, you start straightening it more often.

Then, from straightening once a week, you move on to straightening three times a week. You just can’t stand to see your hair looking unkempt at work!



And finally, you completely lose respect for the flat iron.

Every morning, when you wake up, you don’t hesitate to straighten your hair.  At this point, you can’t understand life if you’re not in all the pictures on your Instagram with your hair neatly ironed.  


And then, one day, as you untangle your hair, you watch in horror as dozens of hairs get caught in the brush, while others dance at your feet on the bathroom floor.

Besides, you notice your split ends, and there is no trace left of that shine that used to characterize your hair.


Your heart seems to stop, your pulse is racing, you need help right now and at this very moment. Yhen, something, seems to look at you from the sink, and that something is the little iron.


Yes, she’s the culprit. But, is she really the culprit? Or does your anxiety about straight hair have something to do with the damage to your hair?


No tools are good or bad. What’s always at stake is the good use of them.

Using the hair straightener, taking all the necessary precautions and not abusing it, is not so serious and will never leave your hair on the brink of disaster.

 But, if you use it every day, sooner or later your hair will end up seriously damaged. 


Maybe you’re lucky, and if you have thick hair, it’ll hold up longer until it shows the first signs of damage.


But if your hair is fine, it won’t be able to withstand it. Before long, you’ll have gone from healthy to ruined hair.


It doesn’t matter how hard you try to find magic solutions or homemade recipes on Google that will help you recover your hair from the damage caused by the flat iron.

And it doesn’t matter, because there are no miracle hair repair products.

 To regain the health of your hair lost due to straightening, you’ll need to be patient and persistent. 

Also, take a master plan, like the one I’ll detail for you below.



Stop beating your chest doing mea culpa or looking at your little iron as if it were your worst enemy, because today I’ll tell you:

  • How to recover hair from the damage caused by the use of the iron
  • How to straighten your hair without using the flat iron


How to recover hair from the damage caused by the use of the flat iron

just a few inches

Before I tell you the master plan, tell me the truth, how far are you willing to go to get your hair back healthy? Are you willing to do anything?


  • Then, the first thing you’ll have to do is cut your hair. Wait, don’t go yet!

You said you were up for anything.



And that includes cutting your hair at least three centimeters.

This will make your hair recover much faster, and also, the new hair will grow stronger.

Do you want another option?


  • Recovering the health of hair damaged by the iron can be a good excuse to change your look.

How about keeping the length, removing bad hair, and trimming a bit with layers?


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Layering gives you the ability to remove damaged hair without having to sacrifice too much length.


  •   The second step of the master plan is to stop using the heat tools. 

Looking at your frightened face, I remind you that this is a plan of salvation for your hair, which demands 100% from you.

If you are not willing to give your hundred percent, keep looking for magic recipes on the internet.



It won’t do you any good to follow a hair recovery routine if you keep using your hair dryer and flat iron.

I’m gonna show a little mercy. If you have an event, and I said “one”, and you want to attend with straightened hair, make sure you use good quality heat protectant. Also, the next day, apply a deep nourishing treatment to your hair.


Speaking of nutrition, from this moment on, you should solemnly declare masks and cream treatments your best allies.


How to moisturize your damaged hair by straightening

for damaged tips


The more damaged your hair is, the more often you need to use them. If it’s really damaged, do it every other day.

If the damage isn’t too bad, you can apply them once a week to your hair.


 Remember not to apply the masks to the scalp or roots, as these areas have a natural sebum that conditions them. 

There is something basic: pay attention to the tips, because they are the ones who get the worst part of the straightening abuse. As they bear the brunt, they need more hydration.


  • Use tip serum, to seal the tips and avoid split ends, brushing the hair after application, to distribute the product on mids and ends.


  • I also recommend that you avoid washing your hair with hot water. You should always use a warm to cold temperature, since the high temperature of the water does not allow the cuticles to seal. Therefore, they lose hydration.

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  • While we’re on the subject of hair washing, use specific shampoos and conditioners for damaged hair. As much as possible, wash your hair every two or three days.



I know I’ve been a little hard on the master plan, but believe me, it’s worth it to get your hair back from the damage caused by frequent straightening.

Just for the record, I’m tough, but not mean. So, here’s how to straighten your hair without using the flat iron. Don’t you believe me? Read on.



How to straighten your hair without using a flat iron while it recovers from damage

Long before the invention of flat irons, our grandmothers also straightened their hair, only they did it without a flat iron or dryer.

After all, fanatics and addicts of straight hair existed in all times.


To achieve this, you’ll need to wrap your hair, yes, just like you read it, and you’ll need some long hairpins and a silk scarf or turban.

  • Separate the upper sections of your hair. With a fine-toothed comb, comb through the entire length of your hair.
  • Keep your hair completely straight, without pulling it tight, and bring a section of your hair to the opposite side of your head from where it naturally falls out. Secure it firmly to that side of your head with the bobby pins.
  • Repeat this action for each section of your hair.
  • Finally, wrap your turban or silk scarf around it, and leave it overnight.


The next morning, very carefully, let your hair down and comb it. It may not be completely straight, as if you had used a flat iron, but you will not have damaged your hair at all.




The abuse of the flat iron can bring dire consequences for your hair. The only way to recover from the damage is to stop using heat tools, trim at least three centimeters off, and perform intensive nutritional treatments on a regular basis.

Now tell me, are you still willing to give your 100% to recover your hair from the damage caused by the iron?

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