There’s no denying it: we’re all in search of the perfect curl, glossy straight locks, and perfect blowouts. But we have to make a deal with the devil – heat styling, – the worst enemy of health and shiny hair. Trust me, fried friends; I’ve been where you are. Yet in my years of beauty learning I’ve acquired the wisdom (and tools) to keep my hair looking happy and healthy, even when faced with top temperatures. I’ve got your top three tips for protecting hair from heat styling.
Remove All Moisture
Speed up drying time by using 1 pump of Blow Dry Lotion, a fabulous styling agent meant to give you the perfect blowout every time. Think of it as your hair’s primer; without it, styling is tougher and more time-consuming. The longer you are forced to expose your newly opened cuticle to heat, the more likely you are to damage it. Seal everything in before adding the smoothing heat of your blow dryer to lock in moisture and keep your soon-to-be style in place all day long.
Add a Barrier
We cannot stress enough how important it is to create a layer of protection between your hair and the heat from your tools. That’s why we created Thermal Styling Spray a heat protectant that also leaves hair silky soft and ready for your best hot tool, haute couture moment. Simply spray 1-2 pumps into your hands and distribute evenly throughout the lower two-thirds of your hair before blowing dry.
Keep It Short & Sweet
The single biggest mistake us heat worshippers make is holding hair under heat for too long. Depending on how high the temperature of your tools can get, some higher quality models can reach up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit! Want a tip from the pros? To properly curl without causing damage, manipulate your hair as you straighten or curl so that it’s constantly moving through the barrel of a curling or flat iron for 4-5 seconds at a time. Always avoid the last 1-2 inches of your hair- this is the oldest and weakest part of the shaft.
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