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July 10, 2013

10 Tips To Prevent Your Hair From Being Used & Abused

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

Top beauty tips on preventing your hair from being damaged by barbies beauty bits

In one of my recent posts, I talked about how to control the oil in your hair as well as some other tips to healthy hair.  Well, today I have another one for you.  If you have not seen this video that is on the web about this girl burning her hair you have to see it (CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO). Devastating, to say the least, which prompted this post;  hair today, gone tomorrow! Because if you don’t take care of your hair today, it can be gone tomorrow.

The Heat Wave; and I’m not talking about the weather here but rather styling tools for your hair.   I understand the importance of having great looking hair, and I know how hard it is to keep away from using these.  So instead, I’m going to give you my top 10 tricks to help reduce some of the exposure your hair can have to these tools.

Don't overheat your hair by Barbie's Beauty Bits

BB Bit 1: Air dry your hair instead of blow drying it; your hair will be much stronger if you do this. Blow drying your hair and then immediately using a flat/curling iron can cause your hair to become damaged.   According to my hair stylist, drying your hair before using a flat iron will make your hair look dull as the heat from the dryer causes the cuticles to open.  Not enough time? Then, I suggest washing your hair at night and letting it air dry.  If that is not an option, you can allow your hair to air dry while you're putting on your makeup and getting dressed.

BB Bit 2:  Protector… Make sure if you are using any heated device, that you also apply a heat protector on your hair. In addition to a thermal protector, you should invest in a UV protector along with some Moroccan or argon oils or a trendy hat (there are plenty that we keep you looking chic)

BB Bit 3:  Unlike the girl in the video I mentioned above, do not leave the device on your hair for an extended period of time. It is not necessary. You should keep it on about 1 second per inch of hair while moving down the hair.

BB Bit 4: You get what you pay for, meaning it does pay to get a high-quality styling tools; some are better for your hair than others.

BB Bit 5: Hair trends today give us many of the options for a beach wave or partially curled hair.  For instance, you can braid your hair for a wave; try the sock bun method or even some soft non-heated rollers

Ways to curl your hair without heat by Barbie's Beauty Bits

BB Bit 6: Don’t wash your hair every day.  In my recent post, I talked about the reasons for this, but today I have another reason for not washing; if you don’t wash it every day, you don’t have to expose it every day to these styling tools and products.  So what do I mean?  If you style your hair say on a Monday and have taken the correct steps mentioned here and in this post, you can have that style last for days with only minimal touch-ups.

BB Bit 7:  Dry shampoos are the best.  They give your hair an extra day, sometimes two depending on how you take care of your hair.  

BB Bit 8:  Sleep with your hair up, by doing so you will prevent your hair from getting dirty. Dirt can be picked up from your face and bedding, so keeping it away from these can give you a few more days of hair not having to be exposed to a hair dryer.

BB Bit 9: Avoid using too much conditioner as it can weigh your hair down.  This can cause you to have to wash it quicker or try to compensate with another hair product or hot rollers.  Sulfate-free conditioners work best.

BB Bit 10: Never flat iron your hair while it is wet.  Your flat iron is HOT, some up to 400 degrees. 

Tips for flat ironing your hair by barbies beauty bits

So hair, there you go, my top 10 BB Bits to alleviate your hair from being abused and products being over used.



  1. Great tips! I tend to let my hair air dry most times I wash it, and love dry shampoo!

    Jess xo

  2. Such great tips for strong and healthy hair.I do admit I use curling irons after blowdrying my hair, but I do use heat protector and keep it on only for a short time.


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