Is Heat-Trained Hair for You?

December 5, 2011  |  

Heat training is a process where you loosen your kinks with the gradual use of direct heat. In reality, it is heat-damaged hair because your hair will not revert or shrink up as it used to. The benefits of heat-trained hair include experiencing less single strand knots and tangles, and as a result, you will retain more length.

One of my fave YouTubers, Longhairdontcare2011, successfully heat-trains her tailbone length hair by blow-drying it—her once kinky texture is now more on the wavy side. She has been natural for eight years and uses her blow dryer once a month. As previously mentioned, it is a gradual process and not something you do overnight.

Check out her page to see videos of her journey, which include pictures of her hair before it was heat trained.

What’s your take on heat training? Is it something you would consider doing? Why or why not?

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