Friday, 22 February 2013

Heat and Hair - A Video Lesson

On my youtube trawls I found this video where a girl used a curling iron and her hair literally melted off! Honestly I have never seen anything like this, even when my hair was double processed and pretty brittle (relaxed and coloured), it could still withstand heat and further more since my hair was said to be super extra kinky, it would be heat abuse with at least 30s to 1 minute holds.

I am guessing that her hair may be bleached and/or colour treated which is why it really could not take the heat. A second lesson is that you should really know how hot the curling irons or flat irons are. A final tip is that when using heat, your hair should not get so hot that you cannot touch it.

I know some people out there are laughing at this poor girl but I was really sad for her, she looked beyond shocked and could not comprehend what was happening. Lucky for her that it was just the first section and she can hide that part while it grows back. I am glad that she posted the video, honestly people need to learn to respect heat tools and there is nothing like this video to understand responsible use. Normally heat damage will happen exactly like this but will take several weeks or months, seeing it in one flash is really sobering.

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  1. Yes, she really is a good sport to have uploaded the video.

    I agree that her hair already looks colored/bleached. When she said "hold it for 20 seconds or more" I darn near passed out. I mean, you could SEE the smoke from the iron.

    I checked out her YT profile and she states that some hairdresser told her the product she used caused the damage SMH

    I hope she does some more research before she burns another chunk of hair off.

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    1. Did she really blame the product! Eek! It was definitely just too much heat

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    2. On her Facebook she said It was When wand not the product.

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  2. So sad...hope she has learned something from this. Very unfortunate.

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  3. This is so true very sobering seeing it happen just like that. I remember having heat damage but it happened gradually in my fringe area.
    I'm on a no heat regimeat the moment two years without it...this video scared me! Lol

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    1. lol I'm also heat free because my hair hates it but I do think responsible heat use is good.

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  4. It was cool for her to still upload the video. She made a mistake & I'm sure she learned from it. That really goes to show that everyone who gives tutorials on youtube have no real knowledge or education to give a how to video especially when it comes to chemicals and heat. Take the advice with a grain of salt.

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  5. LOL I saw this a few days ago and was like really? I would never post that. She should have used a regular curling iron. I don't even think that wand she was using showed a heat setting. If it were me I would sue the manufacturer!

    On another note, she can just slick that back and wear a ponytail til it grows back. Probably not a big issue for her since her hair is so straight.

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    1. It is true, she can still wear her hair in a fairly decent way, it would be another case altogether if she had curls

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  6. She looks very young. Uploading this on youtube knowing it will bring out every troll, and negative critic to point out the obvious again and again. I find it just short of courageous, a trait more common to the young. Just think of the interesting hair discussions possibilities if more hair guru on youtube uploaded their hair mishaps.

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  7. I laughed when I saw this because it happened to me before. When I was a teen, I was trying to make a "shirley temple" curl and when I put the curling iron on my hair, it turned a golden blonde color. I touched the golden part of the curl which was about an inch from my roots and the curl literally fell into my hands. Lesson learned.

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  8. Good heavens! This can really happen?!! Thumbs up for uploading....a lot of vloggers won't do that!

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  9. Wow...I saw this, yes even non Black/non curly girls need to watch out for heat related disasters!

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  10. Hey JC!!

    Just popping in to see whats new. I totally applaud this young lady for uploading her curling wand snaffu! I've been there and worse many moons ago so it made me laugh til I cried. But is a good cautionary example to others for sure. :-)

    -Ms. Amena
    fb/Instagram: Torrid Tresses By Ms. Amena

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