I’ve recently gotten my natural hair blown out and straightened at a Dominican salon. I’ve gotten quite a few questions about heat damage and the amount of heat used and the effect it may have on my natural hair.
I just want clarify, I did not get a Dominican blowout. A Dominican blowout is where they use scorching hot blow dryers and blow your hair out. They don’t have to use a flat iron after the process, the blow dryer gets it straight enough. Here is a video of a Dominican Blowout: YoutubeVideo
I have nothing against women who get them, to each his own but, a Dominican blowout is too much heat for me. They say those blowdryers get really hot! I saw one video and the girl was wincing every time the lady blowdried a section of her hair. I could only imagine what all that heat does to the scalp, much less the hair. No thanks on that.
I simply got a my hair blown out, very thoroughly but, the heat was the same as with my own blow dryer. When she finished blowdrying, she had to flat iron my hair to get it smooth.
Now about heat damage, no I’m not worried about it. She used heat protectant on each section as well. I may still get heat damage but, it’s a risk you take whenever you get your hair straightened. I’ve had my hair blown out like this before and it was fine, I’ve also done my own hair like this before and experienced no heat damage whatsoever.
If I do end up with heat damage, I’ll just grow it out and then cut it off. No worries.
Now with that said; if you have not reached your hair length and health goals I would not advise you to get this done. I’ve been taking care of my hair for over 3 years and I’d be okay if I had to start over; I know what to do to grow it back to this length.
Have any of you experienced heat damage? If so, what did you do?
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