Do you like to get creative with your hair and change up your style using heated tools to achieve the perfect results? If the answer is yes, do you do anything to protect your hair while doing so? For many of us this answer is no and when frequently using excessive heat on your hair, this is a bad idea.
Protecting your hair when styling with heat-based tools
Human hair is strong – fun fact, just one strand can support up to 6.5 pounds of weight – but it isn’t infallible, especially when you factor in the concentrated high temperatures that come from heated styling tools like straightening irons and curlers. As everyday factors such as environment and treatments like colouring can weaken hair, it can be especially important to protect your tresses whenever possible. Heat protectant spray can be one of the best tools in your beauty arsenal, so why aren’t you using one already?
The benefits of hair protectant spray
Adding an extra product to your hair care routine may seem like a chore, but as there are a host of advantages to using them vs the negatives of styling your hair without protection, there are plenty of reasons to dedicate a few extra minutes to your day. The benefits include:
- Restored moisture
- Damage and frizz control
- Smoother, more manageable hair
- Treated hair cuticles for smoothness and shine
- Healthier looking and feeling hair overall
- A protective barrier that can prevent moisture loss
What ingredients should heat protectant spray contain?
The more natural the spray, the better it is going to be at protecting your hair. Ingredients including humectants, natural oils like coconut oil and argan oil and natural plant extracts including beetroot extract and sea buckthorn extract can be a worthwhile choice. Avoid sprays containing sulfates, parabens and petrolatum.
How to use hair protectant spray
There are different formulations and sprays that have been designed to fit the needs of specific hair types, so be sure to check the label for instructions on how to use the product you buy. Having said this, as a general overview, these sprays can be used on damp or dry hair and should be applied before styling. Once applied, comb your hair through to ensure even distribution.