Tips for Thermal Styling with the KeraCare® Thermal Wonder™ System
The Best Things to do when Blow-drying Natural Hair
- Section hair into workable portions and use a clip to pin each section.
- Detangle and blow dry one section at a time.
- Blow-dry hair while it is damp.
- Use a heat protector before blow-drying to seal cuticles and guard against thermal damage. We recommend KeraCare® Thermal Wonder™ 6 in 1 Thermal Protector.
- Use a good quality blow dryer. It will help make the hair straighter.
- Blow-dry from root to tip.
The Worst Things you could ever do when Blow-Drying Natural Hair
- Blow-dry hair while it is 100% dry.
- Blow-dry hair while it is soaking or dripping wet.
- Tug too hardly on the hair. This leads to breakage.
- Use the wrong combs or brushes. This leads to breakage.
- Apply oil prior to blow-drying. It could cause the hair to melt and burn under high heat – similar to frying.
- Attempt to blow-dry without sectioning off the hair into workable parts that can be detangled.
The Best Things you can do when Flat-ironing Natural Hair
- Smoothly glide the iron down the hair section. Go slowly and keep the iron steady.
- Use small sections with three passes maximum using some tension.
- Use a good quality iron.
- Spray KeraCare® Thermal Wonder™ 6 in 1 Thermal Protector onto individual ½” sections and comb through just prior to applying heat.
The Worst Things you could ever do when Flat-Ironing Natural Hair
- Hold the iron on a stationary spot on the hair.
- Use pure oil before flat ironing. When oils are used to protect the hair against thermal damage, they damage the hair even more by transferring the heat to the cortex of the hair and denaturing the cortex into volatile fumes/smoke.
Destroyed cortex remains after flat ironing with oil.
- Flat iron every single day.
- Use dirty appliances.
- Flat iron hair that is not completely dry.