Amber Mayo of Salon AM is all about hair health! Amber says, “Let’s talk about hair health through your styling hot tools! It is vital to ensure your hot tools are maintained and stored properly. A hot tool that is too old can cause major damage to your locks.”
Check out this article to find out how to spot a hot tool that needs replacing:
Written by: Emilie Branch | Apr 15, 2021on ManeAddicts.com
Nothing lasts forever and the same is true for your styling tools.
No matter how much you love your hot tools, you can’t keep the same ones forever. So, how can you tell when it’s time to toss and when you can ride it out? We recruited Julia Venturin, Hair Extensions Expert & Affiliate Marketing Coordinator at Luxy Hair for a crash course in hot tool help, and she broke down everything we never knew we had to know about post-prime curling irons. Consider yourself forewarned, you might want to grab your old faithful and say goodbye after this.
When in Doubt…
According to Julia, there are several ways to know if a curling iron or hot tool is past its prime. “You’ll notice that over time, the barrel of your curling iron can become damaged with scratches, dents, and other signs of wear and tear. If you’re detecting a funky smell while curling your hair, it can be a sign that the internal motor or electrical wiring needs to be replaced. Not only can this odor transfer to your hair, but it can also be dangerous if ignored,” she explains.
“Additionally, if the temperature is starting to show signs of change, whether becoming cooler or overheating, this is a sign that your curling iron is no longer performing as it should and needs to be replaced. If you are going over a certain section of your hair more than you normally would, that’s also a telling sign that you need to replace your tool!”
Salon AM is a haircut, color, and stylist salon located in Gainesville Virginia specializing in the Kacey Welch hair extension method. Amber Mayo studied with Redken artists and other noteworthy celebrities. Olaplex is one of her favorite brands.
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