Heat is easily the most common method of styling hair; from blow drying to flat ironing, curling to crimping- our hair sees it all. If you’ve ever wondered the best ways to protect your hair from the damage that these beautiful styles cause, this blog is for you!
-Invest in quality hot tools! They are worth the money every time, and last much longer than the competitors. Having professional hot tools will help prevent your iron from overheating and causing unnecessary damage.
-Heat protection is everything! Use this in your hair consistently before styling and you will notice a huge difference- salon grade heat protection will cover up to 450° and come in a wide variety of lotions or wet and dry sprays. They are an absolute lifesaver for your hair!
-Avoid the 450° setting! Even with a great heat protectant, don't cook your hair at the same temperature you cook a pizza! For curls trying keeping your iron at 390° and for straightening try 365°.
-Let your style set! When you finish heat styling your hair, leave it be for 10 minutes before brushing and adding your final products. Allowing your hair to cool down in place will make your style hold for days to come.
-Try to avoid using heat daily! Set a hair wash schedule that works for you and try different heatless options of styling on days that you can; for example if you curled your hair on day 1, rock a half pony on day 2, and messy bun or braid on day 3. We tend to over iron the pieces of hair around our face which causes breakage. Making an effort to get more days out of your style will result in much happier hair!
Consistency is key when seeing results in heat styling, but I promise, the little extra steps make a world of difference. Put that heat protectant on, style those beautiful locks, and go through the weak hair whipping like the goddess you are (or you know, put your hair in a messy bun because quarantine, totally your call!).
Counting the days until I can see all your beautiful faces- and of course- play with your hair.
SHOP MY FAVE HEAT STYLING PRODUCTS:
HEATED.DEFENSE Heat Protectant Spray
Protect your hair against daily life’s biggest aggressor, heat damage. HEATED.DEFENSE is a weightless and invisible leave-in treatment foam to protect your hair against damage associated with heated and mechanical tools. Providing heat protection up to 450℉ / 232℃, this leave-in foam distributes easily and disappears in all hair types, providing a weightless protective shield.
Rub into damp hair, then style as desired.
PERFECT HAIR DAY HEAT STYLING SPRAY
What it is: A lightweight heat protectant spray that delivers touchable, soft smoothness that lasts up to 48 hours.
Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily
Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick
Key Benefits: Heat Protection, Shine, and Straightening and Smoothing
- Patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA): Smooths hair strands while keeping the hair cleaner, longer.
- Lightweight Emollient Blend: Smooths hair, enhances shine, and makes it easier to brush all while keeping hair touchable and soft.
- Cationic Blend: Controls static by conditioning hair, smoothing the cuticles, and helping smoothness last.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Powered by their patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), Living Proof has created a new solution for smoothness that protects hair from heat without weighing it down or making it stiff or sticky. This versatile formula can be used on damp or dry hair before blow-drying, flat-ironing, or curling.
FLEX SHAPING HAIRSPRAY
CA$20.00 - CA$36.00
What it is:
A revolution in hairspray designed to be workable, brushable, and touchable as you set, style, and finish damp or dry hair.
What it is formulated to do:
This must-have hairspray provides weightless smoothing and lustrous shine. Flex is powered by a flexible web technology to create a malleable holding network between strands as opposed to the glue-like coating of traditional hairsprays. It’s a lattice of staying power that weaves throughout hair, to bend rather than break for a style that’s workable, brushable, and touchable. A true styling solution for any step in the styling process—never stiff, never heavy. Best yet, it cuts styling time in half and prolongs your look.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This hairspray is formulated without oils or silicones. Additional product benefits:
- Use on damp or dry hair to set, style, and finish any look
- Creates long-lasting volume, waves, and curls
- Workable, brushable, touchable control
- Heat protection up to 450°
- Superior shine and humidity protection
- No flaking or build-up
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