What's the best heat protectant for colored hair?
- What to look for in your heat protectant
If you’ve recently coloured your hair and fraught with concern that it feels too dry, this is totally understandable. Dyeing your hair causes chemical damage, so your next step should be to treat this. While deep conditioning masks and oils are great for tacking dryness and damage, you should also learn how to protect damaged hair from further harm when styling your hair. A heat protectant for coloured hair will help with this.
Throughout your day-to-day hair routine, which includes the use of styling tools like straighteners, curlers and hairdryers, you could be subjecting your hair to additional damage without realizing it. Selecting the right protective product for your hair won’t only reduce thermal damage but will also help enhance natural shine and minimise flyaways.
Below we detail all the must-know benefits of a heat protectant for colored hair, as well as how these can work with your other products for colored hair.
What to look for in your heat protectant
A heat protectant for colored hair is designed to minimise damage caused by heat styling and comes in the form of sprays, serums and even creams. If you have thick hair a cream may be your best choice, whereas for those with fine hair, a spray may be more suitable (heavy products tend to weigh fine hair down). The key is to find the right one for your hair texture.
While it’s crucial to use a protectant at the best of times, it’s even more important after your hair has been colored due to the damage caused in the process. Read on for tips on what to look out for when choosing your heat protectant so you can add it to your collection of products for colored hair.
Softens and caresses your strands
With your hair already weakened by color, it’s important to select a heat protectant product that incorporates nourishing ingredients in its formula. We recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense SprayLink opens in a new window, formulated with enriched strand softeners such as marula oil and Argan oil, as well as strengthening keratin. With this nourishing combination of ingredients and heat protectants, you can be sure to have the style you wanted without sacrificing your mane.
Can it withstand the heat?
In the journey of discovering how to treat damaged dyed hair it’s important to know that the lower you keep the temperature when heat styling, the better it is for your hair. But if you can’t help but turn up the heat, opt for a heat protectant that’s equipped to handle it. The TRESemmé Heat Protect Keratin Smooth SprayLink opens in a new window provides protection from hot styling tools up to 450°F. It’s featherweight spray formula also ensures that hair doesn’t become weighed down, so is ideal for those with finer hair.
Free from sticky residue
Some heat protectants are known for leaving a sticky residue, so be sure to select one that will offer a smooth finish. After cleansing your hair with TRESemmé Color Revitalize ShampooLink opens in a new window (a very important step in any color-care regimen), spray our damp strands with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense SprayLink opens in a new window. This will provide the hair with a nice protective coat while heat styling and leave you with a silky shine and soft feel.
Make your protective product work hard for you by serving as a multi-functional styler. Not only should it protect your hair from potential heat damage, it should also keep frizz at bay. The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense SprayLink opens in a new window not only provides up to 72 hours of frizz control* and contains smoothing ingredients, but it will also help enhance your color by adding a extra shine.
Now that you know what to look for when choosing a heat protectant, you can continue to use your hot styling tools knowing that your colored hair will be safe and well looked after.