How to protect hair from heat: your ultimate guide to heat protection sprays and other heat activated hair products
- How To Prevent And Repair Heat Damaged Hair
If you’re looking to achieve a salon style at home, few things are as effective as heat styling – but if you don’t first protect your strands with the right products, you can end up with heat damaged hair. Regardless of the style you want to create, applying heat protection hair products (like a flat iron spray) is vital before picking up any kind of heat styling tool. Read on to learn about our best products to protect hair from heat damage.
How To Prevent And Repair Heat Damaged Hair
Styling products aren’t just about adding texture or hold. If you’re looking to help visibly repair heat damaged hair, then there are certain styling products that can multi-task as heat protectors. This is especially important if you’re looking to protect colored hair (which is extra vulnerable to heat damage) or to just create salon quality care at home.
Whether you’re styling with straighteners or just a giving wet hair a quick session with a blow dryer, protecting it beforehand will mean you’re less likely to end up with broken or damaged hair later down the line. But your heat protection hair regime can actually start from the moment you begin to wash it – so if you’re looking for some easy ways to protect hair from heat damage, just follow our step-by-step guide below.
Step 1: Prep Hair With Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
Among the best products for heat damaged hair are those specifically designed to protect and strengthen strands. Look for a shampoo and conditioner especially created for colored hair (if that applies to you) such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color ShampooLink opens in a new window. Designed with an anti-fade technology it gently washes your colored hair, smoothing frizz from root to tip.
Massage the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color ShampooLink opens in a new window into wet hair to create a good lather, working it down from roots to ends and rinse thoroughly. Next, gently comb through the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color ConditionerLink opens in a new window with a wide-tooth comb or fingers, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Step 2: Help Repair Any Existing Damage With A Hair Mask
If you’ve already overdone it with the curling tongs and are wondering how to fix heat damaged hair, then try swapping out your conditioner for a vitamin-rich hair mask to help visibly improve your hair’s condition. TRESemmé Keratin Ultimate Smooth Mask SachetLink opens in a new window can imbue hair will all the moisturization and hydration it needs, so that any additional heat styling doesn’t make things worse.
Apply an adequate amount from mid to ends on wet, shampooed hair. Depending on your thickness and length, make sure to use enough to fully coat the hair. Then, run a wide-tooth comb from roots to ends to distribute evenly and detangle. Leave on for at least five minutes and rinse well.
Step 3: Apply A Pre-Styling Spray
Some people don’t want to put too many styling products on their hair in case they weigh it down. But if you want several haircare benefits in one, then a good hair product before blow drying is our Repair and Smooth Multi-Tasking Styler & Hair Repair TreatmentLink opens in a new window, as it visibly repairs damaged strands and fights frizz simultaneously. Simply apply to damp hair (concentrating on your mid-lengths to ends), then comb through and blow dry.
Step 4: Mist With Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray Before Styling With Straighteners or Curlers
If you’ve come to rely on ceramic straighteners or a curling wand to get your desired hair texture, then a thermal protection spray that prevents heat-damage is a must . TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense SprayLink opens in a new window is especially good if you’re after a heat protection spray for straightening hair.
Infused with fortifying keratin, it combines five benefits in one: as well as reviving heat-ravaged strands, it also detangles and softens, as well as boosting shine, while protecting hair from the intense heat of straighteners and other styling tools. It’s also enriched with marula oil to deliver salon quality care at home, while working to control frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours.
Now you know how to protect hair from heat, you can reach for those straighteners or curling tongs, confident in the knowledge that your hair’s condition won’t be compromised – so you can style your hair in your own way every day for strands that look as good as you feel!