Are you using a heat protectant before styling your hair with hot tools? If not, you may be damaging your hair.

Hot styling tools are known to cause damage and breakage to your hair. Despite this fact, we continue using hot styling tools such as blow dryers and straighteners to style our hair. This is likely due to the efficacy, ease, and quickness of hot styling tools. While there are some alternative methods to styling hair without heat, they often require more time and a less polished look.

Thankfully, there is a way you can style your hair with hot styling tools and cause less damage. Less damage means healthier, shinier, stronger, and more beautiful hair.

So what’s the secret? Heat protectant products.

Heat protectant products are hair-care products that are applied before styling your hair with hot tools. They are often used on damp hair, before blow-drying or using curling irons, straighteners, or any other heat styling tools. These products can come in the form of a spray, serum, or mousse.

How do they work?

Heat protectant products act as a protective barrier between your hair and the heat imposed by styling tools. This protective shield prevents the heat from permeating the hair strand and damaging the fragile follicle.

While heat protectant products may not eliminate heat damage completely, they can greatly reduce the effects. Besides keeping your hair healthy and less damaged, the products are often infused with vitamins and oils which improve the texture and appearance of your hair.

Next time you style your hair, consider using a heat protectant product first.