Dr Oz: Protect Your Hair From Damage
For the first time, Dr Oz set up a pop-up hair clinic backstage, with Kim Kimble from L.A. Hair. Audience members were getting hair consultations while Dr Oz discussed some of the most common hair issues. First up was one of the most common hair complaints: heat damage. Kim first turned Jen Bradford, who was with a woman named Alicia. Jen pointed out that Alicia had dry, brittle ends as the result of blow-drying and styling with heat products.
Jen suggested Alicia use a microfiber hair turban on her hair as soon as she gets out of the shower. It will remove some of the moisture from Alicia’s hair, while reducing frizz. Then, once her hair is dryer, she can apply a serum to achieve shinier, healthier hair.
Dr Oz: How To Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage
Dr Oz explained that you have to be careful with your hair when it’s exposed to heat. Blow-drying your hair can expose strands to temperatures above 300 degrees, which can cause irreversible damage to the hair fibers. Those strands can fall over or begin to stray, making your hair look damaged and frizzy.
For more advice, Dr Oz turned to Nikki Walton, a hair expert, to find out how you can prevent heat damage to your hair. She suggested you first start with a heat protection spray. She particularly likes sprays that have all-natural oils like organ oil. It may also help to look for a spray that has silicone in it, or another ingredient that ends in “-cone” because it acts as a protective barrier between the heat and your hair. However, be sure to dry your hair a bit before spraying it, because you never want to blow dry your hair while it’s soaking wet.
Nikki also suggested that you clean your blow dryer to prevent it from overheating and burning your hair. All you have to do is scrub the filter with a toothbrush once a month to keep it clean. You should also write the date you purchased the blow dryer on it, so that you know when to toss it out after two years.
Now that you know how to protect your hair from heat, Nikki wanted to share some tips for how to keep it safe from chemicals.
Dr Oz: DIY Chemical-Free Beach Waves
The big trend in Hollywood hair right now is the digital perm. The digital perm involves a pretty complicated machine, but it gives women with super straight hair, loose beach waves. No formaldehyde is used, but there is a chemical solution applied to the hair to break down the structure of the hair, just like any other perm.
However, if you want those beach waves without the chemicals, Nikki suggested you braid your dry hair into two pigtails. Then spray each pigtail with heat protection spray before going over them with a flat iron. When you remove the braids, you have instant waves with minimal heat!