Hello good people. I hope you had yourselves a wonderful week last week and this week has started just right. I took sometime off last week because I just needed a time out. I feel refreshed and ready to continue the week.

Today I want to talk about heat. When I went natural, I vowed to never use heat on my hair again. It had done so much damage that my hair was not growing. I didn’t realize it until it was too late. My hair at the time looked really weak and it got a tint,it actually turned brown.

Before I found a natural hair salon that could take care of my hair, I did the taking care myself and it paid off. Whenever I would go to the local salon, I would ask them to not use heat, especially when I was protective styling. And in a short time I got used to a heatless lifestyle.

The last time I used heat was when I did a length check, and that was a year ago. Since my natural hair journey started, I really avoided heat at all costs. I got my hair done by oneaonhairsalon. I trimmed a few inches off and had it styled.

One thing we need to know about heat is that too much of it damages our hair and dries it out. So before doing a high heated blow dry, ensure you do a protein treatment before introducing heat.

For the longest time ever my hair was always stagnant and not moving in length and that bothered me. I believe the heat played a big role in the stagnation of my hair growth.


The best part about Onea is that she understands natural hair and her guys always use minimal heat on our hair if heat is really needed.

Making hair does not have to be painful. Urembo does not equal pain. Remember how you used to flinch at the around of the blow drier as it comes near your head, especially at the edges, both front and back? You do not have to submit yourself to such discomfort. Speak up if you feel uncomfortable.

Talk to your hair stylist to reduce the heat. At the end of the day you are the one paying for the service and the head of hair is yours. We do not want it to get damaged.

If you are not comfortable blow drying your hair, there are other ways of stretching your hair. Find what works for you. You actually do not need blow dry to do a length check or trim ends. The lesser the heat you use, the better.

Would you want to learn about other methods? Let me know in the comment section.

Published by mariesaru

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  1. Hey Maria!
    Yes I was wanting to do a length check on my hair but I have been off heat successfully for a year now, and I do not want to blow dry. I’ve tried the threading method but coz of my hair loving to shrink, it didn’t come out straight enough. Any other suggestions?


    1. Hey Meki. You can try braiding, twisting, even banding method. For threading sometimes you have to do it twice. As in first time put the thread on your hair, remove, apply oil and then repeat the process. That might help. If not do the braids then thread. And then do smaller sections instead of a lot of hair at once. That might help.


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