The Dangers of Hair Straighteners

Hair straighteners can cause harm not only to your hair, but to your skin & scalp as well. Below is an general idea of some of the risks interrelated with using a hair straightener, so you will be better ready when selecting the finest product for your hair & needs, and to make certain you are using that particular manufactured goods safe and sound

Scalp flaming

When you use a hair straightener over a segment of hair, the hair basically is burned into the figure of the heated surface: flat. This flaming of your hair shaft naturally generates a little amount of steam. Holding the straightener for a long period in one single spot or if it is too close to the scalp, the generated steam will burn the scalp.

Surface Burns

Moreover a hair straightener sometimes will reach temperatures more than 300 degrees. This extremely heated surface can & will burn your fingers, ears, hands or any other skin which comes in contact, despite of the amount of time’ it touches your skin. There is also a possibility to burn your legs & feet if you by mistake drop the iron or bang it from the shelf while in use.

Hair splintering

If the hair straightener is left for a longer period on one particular section of hair, it burn’s the hair & cause the hair to break. This splintering of hair will leave you with rough, injured hair that nearly takes months to grow back into the same length of your other hair strands’.

Thinning Hair

Frequently running a flat iron over your hair will tug & pull at your scalp, causing additional strands than normal to become removed. The more frequently you straighten your hair, the more repeatedly you will lose excess hair. Finally resulting in thinning of your hair.

Hazardous To Children

There is a rapid raise in the number of children being admitted to hospital because of the burns caused by these straighteners. The children are hurting themselves. The number of children hospitalized for burns has increased by more than 50 percent.

Hair straighteners can reach the maximum temperatures of up to 220C (428F) & can remain scorching hot for up to 8 minutes after they are turned off. As children have very thinner layer of skin than adults, the burns to them can cause permanent scarring. A raising number of children are being treated for burns which are caused because of playing with hair straighteners.

Present day celebrity civilization seen on the pages of magazines & on TV has made hairstyles very electrifying and it is very simple than ever before to modify style at home with hair straighteners. At the same time there are also risks of flaming, for adults or children, there is also the possibility for hair thinning which results in the hair breakage caused by more frequent use of such straighteners.


In order to stop the harm to your hair, there are some heat shielding serums available & also sprays can assist in avoiding the harm, if your hair is already missing some of its volume & is looking a little worse’ for wear then avoid using the hair straightener for a longer period you’re your hair grow back into the same volume of your other hair strands.


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