From blow dryers and flat irons to curling irons, these tools are amazing for creating gorgeous hairstyles. They are also known for causing a good amount of heat damage. A vast majority of us can’t live without styling our hair. If you’re like me, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t stay away from using heat tools. The sun can also play a role in wreaking havoc on our hair. Just like it’s important to protect our skin, it’s equally beneficial to protect our hair from damaging UV rays. It’s impossible to avoid all heat damage but with nourishing products, conditioning the hair properly and taking care of pesky split ends, you can help to preserve the hair integrity longer.
If you aren’t protecting your hair from heat damage, then you could be drying it out or causing your hair color to fade. Coating the hair with thermal and UV protecting formulations will not only benefit the hair but also help to mitigate the damaging effects of heat styling and sun exposure.
While it’s impossible to keep your hair completely free of heat damage, there are extra precautions we can take to lessen some adverse effects. Below I’m listing my top 5 tips to keep your hair healthy, smooth and protected from heat damage as well as retaining hair color.
Use a Heat Protectant
Think of using a heat protectant on your hair, just like using sunscreen before heading out the door. These products are beneficial to keep your hair healthy and protected as well as lock in hair color. Whether it’s a mist or leave in primer, these formulations work to seal in moisture and defend against humidity. With repeated use your split ends should be visibly reduced, and hair should appear smooth from root to ends. Be sure to choose a product that includes UV protection. I’ve included some suggestions below.