There’s definitely something about straight hair that’s incredibly chic. In the world we live in, we have access to so many different hair treatments – more than many of us really even realize! It’s an exciting time for the hair world with so many advancements being made and continuing to be made. Hair straightening treatments are probably one of the more commonly known and utilized treatments by women throughout a lot of the country. We’re all about the ease and chicness it brings to your hair look, but of course with all good things there are some not so amazing things that can come along with them. We want to make sure you’re aware of ALL aspects of hair treatments because the more you know – the more you know! We’re sharing the potential adverse effects of hair straightening treatments just so you’re aware in case you’re on the fence.
One of the most common adverse effects of hair straightening treatments is that some people will experience a lot of dryness in their hair. Because of the process that that treatment requires to give your hair that straightening effect, many women notice that their hair begins to look dry, dull and even a bit frizzy. Our hair needs moisture, so when it’s stripped of a lot of the natural moisture it tends to look drier.
Additionally, some people who have hair straightening treatments done experience allergic reactions. While this isn’t something that everyone experiences, it is a potential adverse effect of hair straightening treatments because of the fact that these treatments are done with the use of chemicals. Any time that there are chemicals of any kind involved in a process like this, it’s possible that your body/hair/skin may not react in the way that you had hoped. For the most part, people will experience an allergic reaction within a few days after they’ve had the initial treatment done. Typically, those that do have allergic reactions from these treatments tend to have itching and redness in the scalp, skin and even in the eye area. If you do have a hair straightening treatment done yourself, it’s important to make sure you seek the help of a medical professional if you do experience an allergic reaction like this.
Hair Loss or Breakage
Another potential adverse effect of hair straightening treatments is that some people may experience hair loss or breakage. This, like the other potential adverse effects, is something that not everyone experiences but is something that’s possible. Typically, this potential side effect or effect is the result of chemicals or techniques being used improperly in the treatment process. However, it’s also been found to be the result for some because their hair follicles become weak or damaged in a way that causes the hair to fall out or break on certain areas. Typically, those that have this type of effect notice that their hair loss is fairly significant.