Every time that you style your hair you damage it. Even brushing damages your hair. To protect your hair from styling damage you need to start by fortifying your hair with the right shampoo and conditioners. High quality salons offer a great line of shampoos and conditioners that you can use to improve the strength and condition of your hair. You can also take a multi-vitamin that is designed to provide your body with the nutrition that it needs to grow strong healthy hair.
The next step for protecting your hair from styling damage is to use styling tools that are correct for your hair type and that are also in good shape. To protect your hair from excessive heat, stretching and pulling damage you need to make sure that you use quality styling products. Spending a little more on your curling irons, straightening irons and diffusers will help you create great looking styles without hurting your hair. Next you will want to inspect your styling tools regularly for damage. Missing teeth, scratched plates and frayed wires not only put your hair in jeopardy but it also could start a fire or shock you.
Finally you will want to use salon products that are designed for specific hair problems. If you live in an area that has a lot of sun then you will want to use a spray on conditioner with SPF in it. This will protect your hair from sun damage. If you color treat your hair you will want to use special products that are designed to protect your hair from over-processing and that will help your hair retain its color. If you have curly hair then you will want to use curl enhancers, controllers and anti-frizz products. These will help keep your curls defined and manageable. By using the right treatments for your hair you will be able to reduce damage caused by over-styling with electrical styling tools.