What is the first thing that you after selecting the perfect outfit while going out? You select a perfect hairdo and style your hair so that they look gorgeous. You put in hours into blow drying, straightening, curling, scrunching and doing what not to get that perfect hair. While using hair styling tools can give your amazing hair, but at the same time you put your hair at risk. Every now and again utilizing hair styling apparatuses can harm your long tasty hair. Setting your hair for the perfect look is a good thing but not at the cost of damaging your gorgeous hair. We share with you some tips to use heat styling tools correctly with inputs from Dr Akshay Batra, Managing Director at Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic Pvt Ltd. These tips will help you so that you do not end up damaging your mane and scalp. (ALSO READ 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Age Spots, Answered by Cosmetologist Dr Karkhanis)

It is advisable to not use blow dryer frequently. Frequent use of a blower, less than six inches from your scalp can damage hair. So keep it at a safe distance when your are drying your hair post shower.

The high heat from a blow dryer can boil the water in the hair shaft, leaving the hair brittle and open to breakage. So in order to avoid scalp damage it is advisable that you stick to towel drying or air drying your hair to minimize the possibility of breakage.

Also, do not directly blow dry your hair, it is a good practice to use a leave in hair conditioner or hair serum before using blow dryer.

After using the blow dryer, always end with a blast of cold air, this lock in the shine and makes your hair look lustrous and gorgeous.

Before using a hair straightener or a flat iron, make sure that your hair is dry and clean. The damage caused by straightening wet hair is too much since your wet hair is more vulnerable.

Always adjust the temperature before using the straightener. Do not use very high temperature as it may cause irreparable damage to your hair. Go slow and take hair in small bunches while using the iron.

Use the hair iron sparingly, maybe only for special occasions. This will give novelty to your look for the occasion as well as prevent your hair from damage caused by frequent ironing.