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We've all been there – chasing that perfect hairstyle with our trusty heat tools, only to be left with strands that seem to have lost their life and luster. Heat-damaged hair is a common woe that many tend to address with a quick snip, but understanding its causes and finding the right haircare and styling routine can also help.

From the and to dullness that won't go away, heat damage can take various forms. But don't fret; help is at hand, and it's not just about cutting off the damaged parts and starting over. Scroll to learn more about the issue and address it effectively.

Heat-Damaged Hair: Causes and Remedies

Frequent exposure to heat sources can wreak havoc on your hair. High temperatures can raise the hair cuticle, resulting in moisture loss and increased risk of damage. Below are some of the most common and easily avoidable causes.

You’re overusing heat-styling tools.

Frequent use of straighteners, curling irons, and can strip hair of its natural moisture, leading to brittle and lifeless locks. Moreover, cranking up the heat can cause the hair cuticle to crack, resulting in irreversible damage.

Opt for the lowest heat setting that still achieves your desired style and invest in quality tools with adjustable temperature controls. Limit heat styling to two to three times a week.

You're skipping heat protection.

Heat styling without a protective layer can lead to and keratin breakdown. Apply a natural heat protectant like before styling or look for products specifically designed to shield hair from high temperatures.

You don’t get regular trims.

Heat damage often worsens the appearance of , making hair look frayed and unkempt. Regular trims every six to eight weeks can prevent split ends from traveling up the hair shaft and causing more damage.

You’re not conditioning enough.

Heat can dehydrate hair, leaving it in desperate need of moisture. treatments and hair masks can replenish lost moisture and nutrients, restoring softness and shine.

Revive Heat-Damaged Hair With Dove's Bio-Protein Care Range

Dove's new Bio-Protein Care range is specifically designed to address the signs of heat damage in hair. It uses Bio-Protein Care technology, which works by mimicking the natural proteins in your hair and giving it what it needs to self-repair. This helps restore your hair's strength and resilience, leaving it looking healthier and more vibrant.

The Bio-Protein Care range includes shampoos and conditioners in the following variants:

  • Dove Ceramide Intense Repair: Uses to help seal in nutrients and protect the hair’s outer layer with regular use, for 10x stronger, smoother hair.
  • Dove Bio-Keratin Straight & Silky: Has bio-keratin to help smoothen and protect hair from humidity and frizz with regular use, for 72-hour straight and frizz-free smoothness.
  • Dove Biotin Hair Fall Rescue: Harnesses the power of biotin to help fortify weakened hair with regular use, for 10x less hair fall.
  • Dove Restorative Oil Nourishing Care: Infused with like argan oil, marula oil, and sunflower seed oil, this helps lock in moisture in the hair with regular use, for 2x moisturized, smoother hair.

Your heat-damaged hair is not a lost cause. With the right care and attention, you can restore its vitality and prevent further breakage. Explore Dove's Bio-Protein Care range and use careful styling techniques to keep your hair healthy and damage-free.