In the hair coloring world, lighter ends seems to be here to stay. It looks beautiful and quite natural, but there is a little bit of a down side– ends that have been processed repeatedly can start feeling a bit compromised. Putting a hot curling iron on dry, damaged ends can be really brutal if you’re not careful. Here’s a little trick I use on my own hair as well as my clients when I feel like the hair just needs a little more protection than product can provide:
- Get perm papers from your local professional beauty supply store.
- Wrap a perm paper around the dry ends of your hair (long-ways).
- Put the curling iron over the perm paper and roll up as usual.
- Take the iron out once the hair is ready and then remove the paper.
Curls will be just as bouncy as ever! Putting that piece of perm paper in there keeps the metal from coming in direct contact with split/brittle ends and minimizes damage.