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How To Use Hot Comb Without Heat Damage

Oct 12,2023 | Bella

Hot comb is a great way to quickly change the texture of your hair, but how can you avoid the damage that hot comb can do to your hair? This blog will take you step by step through the process of turning your native curly hair into straight hair without the damage caused by heat treatment devices, so you can keep your hair and scalp healthy while loving your beauty.

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Ⅰ. What is a hot comb?

The hot comb originated in France as a hairdressing and styling tool that allowed women with coarse curly hair to achieve fine, straight hair, and became increasingly popular in the 19th century when the French used heated irons and curling techniques to completely transform customers' hair. In the process of using and processing the hot comb took many forms, until today we can clearly see that the hot comb is a metal comb that can be used to straighten thicker and harder hair to get a smooth texture, heat the hot comb and straighten it from the roots, you can get a perfectly straight hairstyle!

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Ⅱ. How to use hot comb to get straight hair without heat damage?

Put a layer of heat damage prevention oil on your hair before using the hot comb, this will help you protect the hair cuticle. With regard to the choice of oil, you can buy natural Moroccan oil or natural coconut oil, the texture is more pure to help protect your hair from heat damage, with regard to the use of essential oils, do not use too much essential oil piled on your hair, so that your hair becomes over-saturated.

1. Divide your hair into equal parts

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Before your hair is completely dry divide your hair into equal sections and secure them with clips. The length of time to secure your hair is about 10-15 minutes, depending on the situation if it is denser hair. If you want to keep your hair moisturized and reduce hot comb damage, apply a little oil to each fixation after you have fixed your hair and apply an anti-heat gel to the hairline to protect your scalp's health and ensure that it has the necessary moisture.

2. Blow dry your hair

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Start with the hair near the nape of your neck, remove any clips or bands from your hair and then take out your hair dryer and a wide tooth comb, let the hair dryer follow the rhythm of the comb down and blow dry your hair several times. This step is very important in the whole hot comb natural hair process, there are often cases where the hair dryer burns the hair, so make sure you have applied heat protection oil and make sure your hair is blow dried in the same direction before you do this step. After blow-drying the hair we can clearly see that the hair is close to straight, but this is not enough.

3. Use straightening clips

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First part your hair and clip it in place, then take a very small amount of hair from this part and straighten it with a fine tooth comb and a straightening clip, because many dark-skinned girls have very pronounced natural curls, and to straighten native hair with a hot comb requires a more delicate treatment of the hair, which is to take a small amount of hair and straighten it with a straightening clip, as mentioned above. The hair is straightened with straightening pins. In this process, all you need to do to avoid damage to your hair from hot comb is to fully understand the nature of the heat styling device you are currently using and to adjust the temperature and, most importantly, the sensitivity of your hair to heat and its intensity.

4. Styling

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Next, take out a small section of your hair and style it in the same way as you would for straight hair. You can choose to make the bottom of your hair inline, and you can incorporate some curls at the bangs to make your hair look more like native hair. Finally, spraying some spray on a small brush and applying it evenly to the hairline section can help you ensure that the moisture in the hairline section of your hair is locked in.

What is a hot comb used for?

Also known as a singeing comb, this versatile tool straightens and smooths coarse hair and adds a wave or curl to fine hair. A hot comb looks like a standard comb, but it's usually heavier, and its metal teeth are spaced further apart

Are hot combs good for hair?

Hot combs may be better than other hair straightening methods, but they can still damage your hair. So use them as rarely as possible and, to further prevent hair damage, make sure to add moisturizing & nourishing oils to your hair care routine.

Can I use a hot comb on wet hair?

It's always advisable to use the Hot Brush only on dry hair. As, it works similar to a flat iron, which you should NEVER use on wet hair! This is because wet hair is more prone to damage when styled at high temperatures. Straightening wet hair will not produce the desired results and will only damage your hair.




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