Heat Damage Chronicles

By Shalleen-Kaye Denham


I had my hair professionally straightened on March 22, 2013 and suffered sever heat damage! My hair fell out in clumps and even broke off from the root in some areas. I take good care of my hair so to say I was devastated was an understatement. In my pictures, you could see my healthy, full hair gorwth at the roots, but bone straight, limp, droopy damaged ends. April 2013: trying to create volume & hiding severely heat damaged hair, (in the picture above) on the left. March 2015 flaunting healthy, voluminous hair on the right. Same shirt, differrent hair! Instead of cutting my hair, I grew the heat damage out for 15 months.  I did protein treatments and tea rinses to strengthen my remaining hair and to reduce shedding. Since then, I only use heat from my blow dryer or helmet dryer on medium heat. This protects my texture! There is no miracle solution to heat damage. Either cut it off or grow it back. The curls aren't coming back! Have you experienced heat damage? How did you repair/eliminate the damage? #nhdcstyleQUEEN