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Why Adjusting Your Curling Iron Temp is Crucial for Healthy Hair

Why Adjusting Your Curling Iron Temp is Crucial for Healthy Hair

Brittany Aldean
3 minute read

Dear Diary, 

With the launch of our Iconic Curling Iron quickly approaching, I wanted to share the best advice I have when it comes to curling your hair, and why adjusting your temperature is crucial for different hair types. 

Because all hair is treated differently, curling it differently is just as important. If you aren’t adjusting your curling iron temperature correctly for your hair type and treatments, it’s possible that you can create a lot of damage over time and ultimately harm the health of your hair - something no one wants!

So, here’s a quick and easy guide to ideal curling temperatures that leaves every hair type lustrous and bouncy.

Curling Fine and Chemically Treated Hair:

If your hair is naturally delicate and fine, you need to treat it like precious silk. This is insanely true if your hair has become ultra-fragile due to processing. Whether you’ve bleached, relaxed, or permed your pretty hair, you need to treat it with extra care, especially when using your extensions! When you’re curling fine, processed hair with a curling iron to blend in with your clip-in extensions, you’ll want to adjust your heat setting to 350 degrees to get a curl that holds without causing any damage.

Don’t forget to use a heat protectant on both your clip-ins, and your natural hair to ensure that your investment lasts!

Curling Colored Hair:

When it comes to curling colored hair with the iconic iron, be sure to swatch on that heat protectant, and keep temperatures lower than 375 degrees. Not only will this give you the perfect curl, but it will protect the vibrancy in your color for longer. This is doubly true for reds, blues, greens, pink, etc, that are notoriously prone to fading.

Curling Average, Non-Processed Hair:

Have fairly average hair that has been processed with color or treated with chemicals? Well, you still need protection! Cheap quality curling irons are way too hard to control, and are often too hard on your hair. This is why it is so important to invest in hot tools that not only last, but are designed to be damage-free when used properly. Unless your hair is exceptionally thick and hard to style, always keep your curling iron under 380 degrees to maintain the natural health and bounce of your hair. 

And remember, whether you’re adding in your clip-ins or not, heat protectant is ALWAYS a must!

Curling Textured Hair:

If your hair is super dense or thick, you will need more heat to penetrate it. Start out by styling at 385 degrees. Once you get your hair styled, reduce the heat to 375 degrees, and finally lowering to 360 when you’re ready to add in and blend your clip-ins. This helps in curling those stubborn curl patterns, and also doesn’t deteriorate the health of your hair by exposing it to a lot of heat for too long. And yes, you guessed it - heat protectant is a must here, too! 

Curling your hair at a correct temperature that adapts to your hair type is very important. As you curl your hair, notice how it responds to the heat and adjust the temperature accordingly. Remember to always take this into account as part of your curling routine to avoid styling damage.

Happy Styling!

Shop the full collection of clip-ins here and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, with @XoBrittAldean and use #XoBrittBabe for a chance to be featured! 

Xo Britt 💋

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