Ask an Expert: Is It Possible to Reverse Heat Damage?

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We’re excited to have an up-and-comer in the hair world, Reece, here to answer your crucial hair concerns. Remember, if you have questions for our experts you can submit them on our submissions page.

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Question: Is it possible to reverse heat damage?

Answer:

Heat damage is not reversible and for the most part just like split ends has to be cut off. Heat damage does not mean your hair is damaged though. You have simply broken the bonds of the hair and it will no longer kink up, giving the appearance of a looser curl pattern. My advice is grow it out and cut the ends little by little. Adding the smallest size perm rods to the ends of your twists and/or braids is the perfect remedy in the meantime.

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Reece is a NYC based hairstylist and at 23, she is currently a student at the Carsten Institute of Cosmetology in New York City where she is expected to graduate in January 2015. At Carsten, Reece has made a point to not only learn the traditional techniques and services offered but has also opened herself to learning how to apply those same techniques to diverse hair types, especially naturally, curly hair. One of Reece’s goals, as she grows in the beauty industry, is to be a trailblazer in the movement of professionalizing natural hair care.

Instagram: @littlemissreece / Site: styleseat.com/styledbyreece

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