Heat Protect Your Luscious Locks
When you’re cooking in the kitchen, what tools do you need? You may be thinking of a stove, appliances, mixing bowls, and more. And when you’re baking, you always need hot pads or oven mitts. You wouldn’t reach into the oven or pull a pot off the stove without first protecting your hands.
Now think about styling your hair. What tools do you need? Of course you need hair appliances, like a hair blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron, and a comb or a brush. And when you’re thinking of your products like hairspray or gel, don’t forget a heat protectant product. Just like you wouldn’t open the oven without protecting your hands, you should never heat style your hair without first protecting your cuticle.
High temperatures from hair blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons can damage your cuticle beyond repair. Many of these heat styling tools reach temperatures up to 500 degrees. This high heat can strip your hair of moisture, cause your hair color to fade, and make your cuticle split and break.
You can take preventative measures by applying a heat protecting product prior to using any of your high heat tools. Heat protection products come in a variety of forms, but they each add moisture, while protecting your hair from the high heat of your styling tools. Some of the following are affordable, fantastic options:
SOFT SHEEN CARSON Optimum Care Salon Collection Heat Protection is a polisher that has a dual purpose: to protect against breakage as well as heat styling with strengthening Ceramide and Coconut Oil. This product fights humidity and reversion by smoothing out your hair's cuticle and leaves you with maximum smoothness and shine.
CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray utilizes ionic technology to help protect your hair from high heats. Hydrolyzed silk and wheat proteins strengthen and protect your hair. The CHI brand is known for its healthy solutions for those who use high heat tools, without creating damage.
JOICO K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum has the highest concentration of Quadramine Complex in its formulas, delivering the ultimate in healthy hair. K-PAK products work synergistically to rebuild, reconstruct, strengthen and protect damaged hair. This shine serum, featuring K-PAK's Keratin Silicone Complex, protects, polishes and seals the cuticle while helping to prevent split ends and frizziness. Hair is left glossy, healthy and weightless. Nourishes and moisturizes hair as well as protects against further damage from heat styling tools.