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To protect or not to protect? That is the question.
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Davita Says

To protect or not to protect? That is the question.

Recently, I was asked what is the best heat protectant to used when flat ironing hair.  The question immediately took me back many years ago when I first heard the term "heat protectant".  It was during the time ceramic flat irons were making an entrance into the professional market.  I was super excited to have my first professional flat iron and it came with a uniquely named product called hot sauce!  In all the hoopla and excitement I dove in using everything as the manufacturer had stated.  Over time, and when the nostalgia wore off I realized that I didn't necessarily need that heat protectant. After all, I had been using heat my whole life and never had  a heat protectant!  Common sense quickly took over and I went back to the basics I had learned in cosmetology school.  I realized there was something far more important to consider, and that my friend is regulating my temperature setting on my iron! You see everyone's hair is different, therefore the amount of heat their hair can receive will vary. I had been protecting my clients hair all along because I knew how to gauge the right temperature for each client. My point is that it would behoove you to determine what heat setting is best for you over what product will give you license to burn. Now before you throw your product out let me say this.  Anything that acts a a barrier between your hair and direct heat is helpful.  How helpful is what is in question here.  You wouldn't walk into a burning building with oven mitts on expecting not to get burned right?  So don't expect heat protectant to protect your hair while you do multiple passes at 450 degrees when you should be at 375 degrees!  Now if you think like me your saying, well how do I know what temperature is right for me?  Well , the answer is you need just enough heat to break the bonds necessary to create a physical change in your hair.  We will talk more about bonds another day.  So, with that said what I suggest is to start with a low setting.  Slowly working your way up in degrees until you see the desired results.  Be mindful to use the same size sections each time, and do not pass over the strands too quickly. In other words, take your time, and pay attention to whats working and whats not.  Once you find the temperature that works stick with it, and if you feel better doing so throw on that heat protectant as well!

Look better, feel better, do better!

Hello world!  After much deliberation I have decided to start my blog!  Evidently, even with  the abundance of information that's out there today there is still a need.  I can say this because of the excessive amounts of mis-education, and untruths people are possessing and trying to apply to their beauty regimens.  Well, I am here to set the record straight on some things!  
If you aren't already familiar with me my name is Davita, and I am a veteran beauty professional of 20 plus years.  I have got ALOT to say about alot of things so I hope you will tune in on a regular basis.  I want to help everyone look the very best they can.  I hope that I will inspire you to do just that!  I believe whole heartedly in this motto: Look better, feel better, do better. Talk soon!
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